Please note: Due to the current situation with COVID-19, I am offering all of my sessions via video call or telephone call
If you would like someone to listen to you and help you find ways to manage your emotional issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, trauma or difficult life events then counselling can help.
I work with young people and adults in private practise situated in Aylesbury and Thame. I offer a confidential non-judgemental safe and comfortable environment, allowing my client's to express and explore themselves, their feelings, thoughts and concerns.As a integrative counsellor I use different theoretical models as appropriate to each individual's needs, which enables me to work with clients short and long term.
My experience has included working with young people in schools, I am passionate about working with the young to offer support and make changes early in their lives rather than continue to have negative patterns of behaviour. I have worked with young people in the school or university holidays for short term work as well as continued support through term time for long term work. This work has included working with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, loss and bullying.
I have worked for an agency that supports people who have experienced sexual and domestic abuse and this work can be life changing for individuals. This includes working with trauma and enabling recovery.
The environment I offer helps clients understand themselves, their current situation or their relationship, and build more self-awareness and confidence. With greater awareness and confidence comes more choice to make alternative or different decisions, to help us stop repeating negative behaviours and allow us to make better choices for the future.
I previously worked within the health and fitness industry for over 10 years and I believe that a healthy mind leads to a healthy body and so the mind is a very important area to nurture.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I also receive regular clinical supervision to ensure that I am working in the best way that I can for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP certificate of proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register.
- CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in integrative therapeutic counselling CPCAB.
- Certificate in counselling studies CPCAB.
- Certificate in counselling skills CPCAB.
- Freedom Training Programme - Domestic Violence
- Reducing the Risk Champion for Domestic Abuse.
- Working with Couples
As well as private practise I have worked in a grammar school offering counselling to the students.
I previously worked for Sexual Assault and Abuse Support Service offering counselling to adults that have experienced sexual and domestic abuse. Offering Training and Support to our volunteer counselling team.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial consultation to discuss how we can work together.
Sessions £45 for 50 minutes.
Week Days and Evenings Thame and Aylesbury
I use a counselling room which is situated in the Community Centre in Fairford Leyds Aylesbury.
In Thame I work from a comfortable room from a private home.