My Approach to Counselling
My training and philosophy are Person Centred.
This service seeks to support, encourage and facilitate the exploration and understanding of your thinking processes, feelings and actions to support self-acceptance and development. There is no judgement or criticism, although the process can be challenging at times.
I will work with you towards making those choices, changes or adaptations that are right for you. Your values, preferences and lifestyle will always be respected.
I work with adults, older adults and young people from the age of 13 on a one to one basis.
The counselling setting is calm, comfortable, modern and easy to find! Free parking is available.
What will it Cost me?
I offer a free initial 20 minute telephone call. This is an opportunity for us to talk and for you to ask any questions you may have.
The cost of a 50 minute session is £42.00.
Getting in Touch
I offer online, phone and "Walk & Talk' sessions. If you would like Face to Face counselling please contact me to discuss this.
I will normally reply within 72 hours so if you haven't heard after e'mailing please check your spam folder.
Training, qualifications & experience
- My experience reflects 20 years working and training in a variety of contexts ranging from schools to Cruse and more recently for Bucks Mind.
- Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (CPCAB)
- Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory (AQA)
- Certificate in Counselling Theory (AQA)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (AQA)
- BSc Hons (First Class) Psychology
- Bereavement Counselling (CRUSE Certificated Course)
- Awareness in Bereavement Care
- Understanding and Responding to Autism
- Understanding Suicide Interventions
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education
- Certificate in Counselling Young People
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
I offer a free initial 20 minute telephone call. This is an opportunity for us to talk, for you to ask any questions you may have and to consider whether our working together is right for you.
If we decide to work together the cost of a 50 minute session is £42.00.
Sessions are usually weekly.
Please get in touch to see what sessions are currently available.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and a member of The British Psychological Society. As a member of the BACP I adhere to their Ethical Framework, which provides guidance for good practice. I am committed to ongoing professional development.
I am based in Stone, close to Aylesbury, Haddenham, Thame, Bishopstone and surrounding villages. I am happy to work using online platforms so please feel free to enquire regardless of distance.