Gemma Jones MBACP - Bourton Counselling
+++ Please be aware that I am on leave from 10th August - 31st August+++
**I have currently suspended face to face sessions in line with the government advice of social distancing, I am however still offering sessions via the telephone or online with Zoom**
I am a fully qualified therapist based in Buckingham, working with adults on a one to one basis. I passionately believe that by supporting someone to explore their anxieties and difficulties in a calm and trusted environment, can be life-changing.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, and asking yourself why others don't seem to face the same struggles as you?
Things may feel confusing and conflicting, and you might be struggling to work out what the 'right' decision is, which can feel exhausting and lonely.
It is possible to have a different way of approaching things, and feel confident in the choices you make.
We can work together to explore what is going on for you, and how you would like things to be, even if you are not sure what that is right now.
May be you are feeling anxious, and want to feel more confident, or you would like to feel excited about the future instead of dreading it. These are things that we can look at together.
I provide an empathically, supportive and safe environment, and I am committed to providing counselling in a confidential and non-judgement environment. I have experience of working with people with a wide variety of issues, and I am happy to hear about what is troubling you.
If you are wondering if counselling is for you, I offer a free 30 minute initial meeting, where we can meet and I can explain the way that I work, while giving you the opportunity to ask any questions.
The way I work.
I am a qualified therapist, and a member of the BACP. I work in an integrative way and incorporate the Person-Centred approach, along with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA) and the Psychodynamic approach, which means that I can work according to your needs. I aim to develop a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship, where we can explore how things are for you. We move at your pace, working through what you choose to discuss at each session.
Who I work with
I have successfully worked with people who have a wide variety of difficulties, including work at a mental health charity, for short-term, but also long-term work dealing with anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, and many other issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology Degree
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
Level 3 in Counselling Studies CPCAB
Level 2 in Counselling Skills CPCAB
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I feel it is important to find a counsellor who you feel comfortable with, so I offer a free 30 minute initial meeting.
After that the sessions are £45.00 for a 50 minute session, fee's are to be paid either by BACS or cash before the session starts.
I have daytime and evening time slots available
I work from Market Hill Therapy Room, which is located in central Buckingham, but with a discrete entrance. The room is a lovely, calm and peaceful space, located on the first floor, accessed by a flight of stairs.