I am an experienced Person-Centred Counsellor accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor (United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I am also a qualified Person-Centred Supervisor.
As a Person-Centred counsellor, I believe that you have the answers that you need within you, but sometimes it can be difficult to access the answers or find the inner resources that are required to lead a fulfilled and balanced life.
I offer a non-judgemental, respectful and confidential environment where I can help you work through the particular areas of difficulty that you may experience.
I will not tell you what to do or give you advice but, together, we can journey towards a place where you feel more able to find your own way, drawing on your own resources and find an inner equilibrium and feel able to understand yourself better. With an increased understanding, you may feel able to make the changes you may want to make.
I would work with you in a non-judgemental way, respecting your autonomy, your values, your capacity for choice and your cultural context.
Sessions are confidential, which offers you the freedom to explore and talk about anything within legal limitations. Usually, a session lasts one hour and would often be weekly for as long as you find them helpful. Together, we can work out what would suit you best.
As an accredited member of the BACP, I am bound by its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Accredited and Registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and I hold a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling.
In addition, I have undergone training in many areas, including bereavement and loss, anxiety and depression, relationship counselling along many more.
I have worked in middle and secondary schools, youth agencies and for CRUSE Bereavement care.
Alongside my private practice, I am contracted by the NHS to provide counselling for its staff within the mental health sector of NHS in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
I am a Supervisor for trainee counsellors at ARC Counselling Service in Wokingham, as well as in my private practice, where I provide supervision for qualified and experienced therapists.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Supervision for counsellors in training £40
Evening appointments available.
My premises in Chinnor are relaxed and easily accessible from the M40 and the surrounding areas, including Oxford, Thame, High Wycombe, Watlington, Princes Risborough and Aylesbury.
Easy and FREE parking directly outside.