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About me

HELLO AND WELCOME

I am a fully qualified and accredited Counsellor working in private practice supporting young people and adults. There are many reasons why people might look to a private Counsellor for support - what is important, is that it is something that matters to you. As a trained Counsellor, my role is to listen empathically and help guide you through whatever that may be, in a safe and supportive way.

BACKGROUND

Following 8 years serving and supporting families in the mental health sector, I work now as an independent Counsellor at The Ridge Practice. My additional role as a bereavement volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care enables me to support individuals who have suffered loss through bereavement. I also offer eco-therapy sessions which encompass walk and talk therapy outside in the open air where The Ridge Practice is located, in the beautiful village of Bledlow Ridge in the Chiltern Hills.

HOW CAN I HELP?

I offer face to face counselling at my private clinic room along with online and telephone counselling. I have received both Astra Zeneca Vaccines and take a lateral flow test twice weekly.

I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to talk at your own pace, discuss difficulties and challenges and explore thoughts and feelings in more depth to help you get the best out of life.  I am here to listen, empathise, encourage and help you to resolve and understand personal, social or psychological difficulties.  Examples may include:  worry and anxiety, depression, low-mood, relationship difficulties, motivation, self esteem, self-harm, grief and loss, stress and helping your own child through therapy.

To talk about how counselling might help you and to book an appointment, please call me on 07500 475073 or email me here. You can also visit my counselling website at www.theridgepractice.com

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified person centred Counsellor and an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.

In addition, I work as an Associate Counsellor at Everlief Child Psychology in West Wycombe and as a Bereavement Volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care.

I undertake CPD (continuous professional development) on a regular basis.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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 and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

20 Minute free telephone consultation

50 minute therapy sessions cost £50

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I aim to offer you the same appointment slot each week to help with planning and consistency of therapy.  Please call me on 07500 475073 if you would like to discuss options.

Bledlow Ridge
Buckinghamshire
HP14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

My practice has a dedicated entrance and toilet facilities and on-street parking available.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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Hayley Vaughan-Smith - Counsellor at The Ridge Practice Ad. Dip. Psy C.

Hayley Vaughan-Smith - Counsellor at The Ridge Practice Ad. Dip. Psy C.