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(MBACP)

About me

I am a qualified and experienced person-centred counsellor registered with the BACP.  If times are tough and you are feeling sad or anxious, you may be feeling you would like to talk things through with someone and could value some support. Talking and being truly heard without judgement, by someone who is not a family member, friend or colleague can be very empowering and effective. 

Person-centred therapy sees you as an expert on yourself, as no-else knows exactly what it's like to be you.  You bring your own issues to the sessions which are led in any direction, at your own pace, by you.  With non-directional support and encouragement from me, you can explore your thoughts and feelings, beliefs and behaviours to help uncover solutions yourself, to any issues you may be having.  

I would welcome the opportunity to work with you in this way, forming a close, trusting relationship where you will feel free and supported to be able to go through whatever is troubling you. 

I work with adults and young people with all issues they bring to me with the stresses and strains life can bring. Mental health needs looking after as anxiety, stress and depression can touch all our lives.  We can work through whatever you have concerns with together.

I am experienced in the field of epilepsy, so have lots of knowledge about living with a long term condition and all the difficulties that can bring. A disability can be very isolating. So many things are involved when your life involves epilepsy whether it is you who has it or someone you know or care for. 

Life can be hard in so many ways. Talking things through, considering options and looking for solutions to things that are troubling you, could be the first step to feeling better. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

ABC level 4 Diploma in the theory and practice of counselling

Courses

Developing Congruence, Boundaries, Depression, Conditions of Worth, CBT and Anxiety and Depression, Suicide, Child Protection, Sex and Young People, Power, Trust, various epilepsy courses.

Experience

I have counselled in a young persons agency, a sexual health clinic,  a secondary school, through a GP surgery, had private practice and now work on an emotional support helpline.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Epilepsy and all that goes with living with the condition.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

As its so important to have the right relationship between counsellor and client, i offer a free telephone or online chat  to see if we are happy to work together and answer any questions you may have. 

From then on sessions are 50 minutes long at a fee of £50 paid by bank transfer prior to the session.

When I work

I work part time most days so hope we could find a time suitable for us both in the daytime or evening. 

Further information

I am a member of the BACP so adhere to their values and policies for best practice.

  • I have public liability insurance
  • I have enhanced DBS 

Chalfont St. Giles, HP8

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom