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About me

I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor with many years of experience working with all age groups. It is my belief that at times we all need someone to talk to  who is not involved with our family, friends and personal circumstances. There may be many reasons why people seek counselling help, it may be due to stress, depression, relationships issues, bereavement and many more but whatever the problem I can offer you a down to earth approach in a warm and non-judgemental environment in which to explore, to help you see things more clearly and find a new way to move forward in your life.

As well as working with adults I have worked extensively with adolescents, helping them to cope with the many difficulties that are experienced at this time in life, and am experienced in working with young people struggling with a lack of confidence and self esteem which can affect their performance and attendance at school , college and university.

At times families may experience problems and breakdowns in communication and I provide a safe space to explore these difficulties with the whole family.

I have many years of experience working with people of all ages in my own private practice, within a college and university setting, a GP surgery and a local charity.  I am an approved member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

I am able to offer day and evening appointments, my practice is in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, and I am within easy reach for counselling in Amersham, Berkhamsted, Chesham, Hemel Hempstead and all surrounding areas. I can also offer counselling either by phone or videoconferencing.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Person-centred therapy

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£50 per one hour session for individuals

£75 per 1.5 hour session for families


I am available for day and evening appointments.

Further information

I am able to offer day and evening appointments.

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Elaine Brookes MBACP

Elaine Brookes MBACP