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Dip.Counselling, MBACP (Registered)

About me

Hello and thank you for looking at my profile. You may be thinking about counselling because you are feeling distressed about a life event or maybe something in your past or present is really troubling you.

Your feelings may feel too much or feel difficult to cope with. You may want support with and more understanding of anger or fear, anxiety or feeling low, difficulty with relationships or you may know something is not right but not exactly what.

Counselling can help build self-esteem and increase self-awareness to empower you to make different choices in life.

Asking for help and accessing support can feel very difficult and sometimes overwhelming. As a Person-Centred therapist,  I offer an environment that is warm, confidential and free from judgement. I work to help you feel safe and to build a trusting relationship that can help you to feel able to share difficult things. It’s a partnership and requires commitment and time.  

I offer a safe supportive confidential space where together we can explore your feelings and experiences as I believe you have within you the ability to work out what is best for you. 

I have a wealth of experience working with many issues including depression, anxiety, self-harm, stress, relationship issues, health issues, trauma, family issues, maternal mental health, bereavement and loss, anger, confidence and self-esteem issues.

I work with adults (18 years +) in private practice. 

I am currently working online only and plan to offer face to face sessions from 1st September 2022. For face to face work I have a confidential garden room with parking

I have undertaken extensive training to meet the BACP competencies for online working and I follow the BACP Ethical Framework for my counselling practise and undertake regular professional counselling supervision and extensive regular training and CPD

My first session
I offer a confidential and free 30 min zoom or phone call if required for any initial enquiry prior to a first session, please do contact me to arrange this. 

Our first session then is really an opportunity to assess your needs, your expectations and hopes for counselling and to see if we are a good fit and that you feel I’m the right counsellor for you. 

We can discuss in much more detail the reasons that brought you to therapy and I can explain how I work and answer any questions or concerns you may have

We will work at your pace and you are free to pause or end counselling at any time. I offer short-term and longer-term therapy. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 5 Advanced Specialist Training in Counselling Children and Young People (CPCAB Accredited)
  • Advanced Post Diploma Certificate Course - Person-Centred Couples Counselling
  • Foundation in Play Therapy Certificate from the University of Roehampton
  • NSPCC Safeguarding & Child Protection
  • Developmental Trauma CPD
  • Certificate in Attachment Theory- The Bowlby Centre, London
  • Enhanced DBS 

Working towards:

  • BACP Accreditation result due June 2022

I have extensive experience working in Private Practice

I spent 2 years working as a school counsellor in a local Bucks Secondary School & I have experience as a counsellor in Primary Schools in Herts & Bucks

I was a volunteer counsellor for the Bereavement Service at Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, Stoke Mandeville Hospital for 2 years 

I also volunteer for a local non-profit low fee counselling service in Chesham.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

my fee for weekly adult counselling sessions is:

£50 per 50min session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Sessions are available:

Monday-Thursday -  daytime/afternoon —early evening

Tues/Wed/Thurs later evenings

Saturday mornings 

please do check if sessions required outside of these times

Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire, HP22

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom