Karen JOY Langley COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT) : Counselling : Coaching

Karen JOY Langley COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT) : Counselling : Coaching

195 Micklefield Road
High Wycombe
BUCKS
HP13 7HB

0777 9957 410

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195 Micklefield Road
High Wycombe
BUCKS
HP13 7HB

0777 9957 410

About me

Hi my name is Joy,

and I've worked as a CBT Therapist in High Wycombe for 13 years. Having experienced depression in my mid-20s I know the dark thoughts and places it can take you ...Luckily I survived to fight another day.  So when I trained to be a Counsellor /CBT Therapist I wanted to specialise in treating anxiety & depression, as they are both debilitating and potentially life threatening illnesses.

If you're reading this perhaps you're experiencing:

  • STRESS
  • ANXIETY / PANIC ATTACKS
  • WORRY / "WHAT IF..." moments?
  • DEPRESSION / LOW MOODS

These emotional difficulties can :

  • stop you living your life to the full
  • stop you enjoying your career, personal relationships, and full health
  • and at their worst cause you to have thoughts of self-harm & suicide

LIVELY & INTERACTIVE Therapy:

Clients enjoy working with CBT strategies because: "It motivates you to take an active interest in weekly improvements to your emotional & psychological HEALTH."

For those who enjoy the feeling of "DOING SOMETHING" and not being a passive receiver, handouts and home tasks are set between sessions. These help sharpen your self-awareness, build your confidence, and openess to testing assumptions & beliefs. Gathering evidence in this way provide the brain with new information to reinforce or break engrained thoughts & beliefs.

BEHAVIOUR YOU SHOULD MONITOR

Human-beings are quite smart, so we find lots of temporary solutions to relieve our anxiety, stay in denial of our problems, and  mistakenly think these keep things under control, for example:

  • numbing feelings with alcohol, recreational drugs, pornography
  • taking days off work / working longer hours (workaholic)
  • sleeping more (avoidance & escape)
  • avoiding social situations or friends (isolating yourself)
  • smoking more cigarettes / cannabis etc
  • crying more than normal / listening to or watching sad music & films
  • self harming (cutting, hair pulling, punching walls etc)
  • Over-eating / comfort eating
  • obsessive compulsive behaviours (tidying, counting, checking, washing hands)

STRESS, ANXIETY, WORRY & DEPRESSION

...are highly treatable with cognitive behavioural techniques (CBT) in a relatively short period of time (from 4-12 weeks).

The solution starts with evaluating your current lifestyle and personal history, and being prepared to ask that big question '...WHY NOW'? what has triggered the problem(s) right now.

I help you review negative automatic thoughts (NATs) & beliefs, introduce more rational thinking habits, and understand the negative thought cycles driving your behaviour and keeping your 'stuck'.

Getting curious about yourself, and finding the courage to test-drive new  ideas, strategies & solutions can re-ignite your vitality, enthusiasm AND optimism about life.

"WE BECOME WHAT WE THINK" ... when we repeat certain ideas and beliefs about ourselves often enough, we make it a 'FACT' ...a reality. So I help you understand how you mis-interpret bodily sensations, generate negative thoughts, and use styles where you  delete & distort information, or make generalisations about events.

LEARNING ABOUT THE MIND & BODY ...the ideas no one taught you at school will create light bulb moments. Looking at your beliefs &  early family history, will have a positive impact on the way you interact with people.


HOW DO I WORK? and WHO DO I WORK WITH?

During  weekly hourly sessions I blend elements of :

  • Cognitive Behavioural therapy CBT (solution focused, short-term)
  • Person-Centred counselling (short to long term)
  • Life Coaching (solution focused, short-term)

I work in a relaxed, solution-focused & creative way with INDIVIDUALs of all age-groups (10yrs upwards) experiencing emotional & physical difficulties with - Anxiety, Stress & Depression. Plus I worked for 7yrs as the counsellor for college students aged 16+yrs upwards.

SPECIALISING IN WORKING WITH MEN

I have widened my knowledge of the issues and experiences that men face. Men have a different way of handling stress and depression which is not widely recognised. Anger, irritability and becoming a workaholic are important signs to look out for.

I work :
Face-to-Face
via the telephone
& via SKYPE / ZOOM

  • I use email /text support between sessions when needed
  • PLUS provide written sessional feedback and information sheets on specific mental health topics.
  • I set home-tasks to help you test out new ideas & behaviours
  • I send motivating email/ text messages as and when needed
  • I use Mood & Thought Diaries / recognised Questionnaires to monitor anxiety & depression
  • Psychological-Education is important : so I supplement this with information on useful websites & instructions on relaxation techniques & breathing techniques.


IMPROVE YOUR LIFE SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE about YOURSELF!


SUMMARY

Fully Accredited With Professional Body: BACP & I abide by their code of ethics for good practice
(BACP Member   Reg No:581106  : Accredited Voluntary Register No: 025122)

    • I am sensitive to equality & diversity issues regarding  race, gender, culture and disability.
    • I am aware of the laws affecting counselling confidentiality, health and safety legislation
    • I have a clear enhanced DBS (enables me to work with children)
    • I hold full professional Indemnity Insurance
    • I take GP Refferals
    • I work with Employee Assisted Programmes /Schemes
    • I am GDPR compliant ...I care about protecting your personal data

I work in a flexible manner within the Buckinghamshire catchment area:

  • High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Marlow, Bourne End, Flackwell Heath, Saunderton, Princes Risborough
  • and in the Berkshire Catchment area: Maidenhead, Slough
  • Plenty of FREE on-road  PARKING outside my premises.
  • Arriva Bus route (No.32), direct from TOWN CENTRE to MICKLEFIELD ROAD.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma : Person Centred Counselling (BACP Fully Accredited Ref No 581106) ; (UKRCP registered)
Diploma : Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Bsc (Hons) : Chemistry & Business Studies
Certificate : 3-month intensive Life Coaching training (The Coaching Academy)
Certificate : 10-week Creative Counselling training
Short Workshops: Sexual Health, Safeguarding, Drugs & Alcohol awareness, Child Exploitation & Online Protection.

As a fully accredited BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) member I offer a confidential service that abides by their ethical guidelines of good practice.

Facilitator / Workshops for Adults - Introduction to Mental Health and Well-Being,
Good Relationship Guide, Protection against Stress, Self Esteem Puzzle, 5 Steps to Happiness

Facilitator / Workshops for Teenagers - Building Self Esteem & Confidence; Dealing with Bullying ; Anger Management: Introduction to Mental Health and Well-Being; Understanding the Process of Counselling

MIND Mental Health Organisation (High Wycombe): 5 years of working with adults in the Wycombe community suffering from long-term mental health distress, plus signposting members of the public and family members face-to-face and over the phone to the relevant mental health services within the local area.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

health anxiety

Photos & videos

  • Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Anger
  • BACP registration membership

Fees

I offer an initial FREE 20-30min introductory chat over the phone - this helps me to pinpoint what the issues are, how I can help you, and also helps *you to decide whether you feel we could work together successfully.

*Research shows that it's not the type of therapy that makes the biggest difference to successful therapy, but the strength and quality of the professional relationship between the client and the therapist.

Whenever possible I will accommodate your preferred day/ time for sessions :

MONDAY - FRIDAY 9am - 6pm (Daytime Fee)
My hourly charge is £50 per session

MONDAY - FRIDAY 6pm - 8pm (Evening Fee)
My hourly charge is £60 per session
( There is a premium of £10 on top of my daytime rate for sessions after 6pm)

SATURDAY 10am - 1pm
My hourly charge is £80 per session
(There is a premium of £30 on top of my hourly rate)


HOME VISITS (Mon-Fri)
There is a premium of approx £30 on top of my hourly rate (subject to distance)

CONCESSIONS
by agreement only :
but please feel free to speak to me if you have difficulty paying the above rates.

Further information

I work face-to-face, but also use SKYPE & ZOOM video, plus telephone and email support.

  • Person-Centred counselling (short to long term)
  • Life Coaching (solution focused, short-term)
  • Cognitive Behavioural therapy CBT (solution focused, short-term)

I work in a flexible manner within the Buckinghamshire catchment area:
High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Marlow, Bourne End, Flackwell Heath, Saunderton, Princes Risborugh  ..... and in the Berkshire Catchment area: Maidenhead, Slough

Plenty of FREE on-road  PARKING outside my premises.

Arriva Bus route (No.32), direct from TOWN CENTRE to MICKLEFIELD ROAD.

Maps & Directions

High Wycombe, HP13 7HB

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Availability

Monday - Friday : 9am - 8pm (after 6pm incurs a premium of £10) Saturday : 10am - 1pm (weekend incurs a premium of £30) home calls Mon-Sat : (approx £30 premium subject to distance)

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme