We all know life can be challenging at times and it is not always easy for someone to talk about what is troubling them. Counselling can provide a safe, trusting environment for someone to talk about their feelings without fear of judgement.
I believe warm and empathic understanding is the key to a good counselling relationship. Working collaboratively to explore life's experiences can be illuminating and beneficial in the healing process, thus helping to make positive life changes.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling (Person-Centred)
Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) for Qualified Counsellors
Continuing Professional Development - Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic)
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I adhere to their Ethical Framework and Professional standards.
I hold a BACP Certificate of Proficiency and am registered on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
In addition to my private practice I also dedicate some of my time as a volunteer counsellor at two charitable organisations in High Wycombe.
I offer short-term and long-term counselling; evening and weekend sessions.
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
I offer a 30 minute initial session free of charge to give us an opportunity to talk things over and to see if you feel that I am the right person for you. Subsequent fee is £40 per 50 minute session. Concessions negotiable.
Weekday daytime and evening and Saturday morning
Free car parking available.