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Karen J Smith MBACP

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4DW
07881900403 07881900403
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4DW

About me

COVID UPDATE

  • FACE TO FACE COUNSELLING - available (inline with Government guidelines)
  • OUTDOOR - WALK AND TALK COUNSELLING sessions on request
  • ZOOM, SKYPE and WHATSAPP sessions continue for those wishing to isolate

Counselling can seem like a scary prospect for many and, with this in mind, it is important to find someone that you feel comfortable with.  Maybe you just want to have an informal chat to discuss if counselling is for you or you might just want to get a sense of who I am. Whatever the reason, I offer a free, no obligation, telephone consultation to help you decide your next step.

I am fully qualified and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, which is the main governing body of the counselling profession. I work in accordance with their guidelines and code of ethics and receive regular supervision to help maintain ethical and professional standards.

I offer a comfortable, private and informal space where you can relax and be yourself.  I won’t criticise, judge or trivialise your issues and I hope to support you with warmth and respect.

My counselling rooms are 5 minutes away from Stokenchurch, 10 minutes from Chinnor and 15 minutes away from High Wycombe and Marlow . It is conveniently located close to the M40 motorway and is easily accessible to anyone living in the towns of Beaconsfield, Thame, Watlington and Princes Risborough, as well as the surrounding villages.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and training :-

Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy

ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts

Advanced Post Diploma Person-Centred Couples Counselling Certificate

Awareness in Bereavement Care - Foundation Course

Awareness in Bereavement Care - Level 2

OCN Level 3 - Working with People with Substance Misuse Problems

OCN Level 3 - Drug and Alcohol Misuse in Communities

In addition to my private practice work, I provided counselling services for a bereavement charity in High Wycombe for three years

I have counselled children between the ages of 11-18 at secondary school in Hertfordshire.

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

£50 per one hour session - cash or online banking, payable at the end of each session.

Concessions for counselling students.

Further information

Q. How does counselling work?

Sessions take place in comfortable and private counselling rooms and last between 1-2 hours depending on the number of attendees and their personal preferences. Appointments are usually booked on an ad hoc basis but can be pre-booked if preferred.

Q. How many sessions will I need?

Some people find that a few sessions are sufficient to meet their needs, while others wish to continue for years. My longest client has been with me for nine years!

City Road
Radnage
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
HP14 4DW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

9am - 8pm weekdays.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups

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Karen J Smith MBACP

Karen J Smith MBACP