About me

Life can be challenging at the best of times and the last eighteen months has thrown even more hurdles into people’s paths. The corona virus has affected everyone in one shape or form whether it is a loss of a loved one; financial security; a job; or working from home and losing the daily connection to people. The pandemic may have made you stop and re-evaluate what is important to you, however you are unsure of what to do next.

I can offer a safe confidential environment in which to explore those feelings and where your life is now.

I am a qualified person-centred counsellor and I believe that the expert of your world is you and deep down you know what is right for you. I will be with you while you explore the options and feelings that the exploration may bring.

I have over 15 years’ experience and worked at Cruse Bereavement Services and provided counselling in a hospice working with bereaved clients; clients living with life changing illnesses and terminally ill clients. I have also completed voluntarily counselling within a local charity offering general counselling.

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MBACP Registrant on the BACP Register of Counsellors & Pyschotherapists (No 374532)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Amersham & Wycombe College
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills, Amersham & Wycombe College
  • Counsellor - Cruse Bereavement Services
  • Counsellor - South Bucks Hospice
  • Counsellor - No22 Maidenhead Youth Counselling Services

Member organisations

BACP

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

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Additional information

£50.00 per 60 minutes

Free initial telephone consultation

Further information

Payment by bank transfer or cash

Currently able to accept clients for evening appointments only

High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
HP13

Type of session

In person
Jay Smith

Jay Smith