Natalie McGourty BA (Hons) Psychology, MBACP
Life can present us with many challenges which may make us feel overwhelmed and unable to cope. These can interfere with our day to day living, create problems in our relationships and may lead to anxiety, low self-esteem, depression or other problems that can affect our well-being. I offer a warm, friendly and confidential space for you to talk through any problems you may be facing, helping you to make sense of things and gain a better understanding of yourself whilst supporting you in any changes you wish to make.
I am a qualified counsellor with experience of working with young people and adults including the elderly. My approach is integrative which means that I can draw on different theoretical approaches to suit your individual needs and best support you in achieving positive change.
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.
Please contact me by phone or email to set up an initial meeting or if you have any questions or concerns you wish to talk through.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB
- BACP certificate of proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
- Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
- Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
- Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB
- Certificate in Counselling anxiety sufferers (endorsed by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience)
- BA Hons degree in Psychology, University of Exeter
As well as working in private practice, I have worked as a school counsellor for over 5 years helping children and young people aged 11-18 In addition, I have several years' experience volunteering for an anxiety charity and have counselled residents at a care home for the elderly and at a local counselling agency.
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 30 minute meeting to see if what I am able to offer feels right for you and to give you an opportunity to ask any questions.
After this, counselling sessions are 50 minutes and are £40 per session.
I offer some concessionary rates, please ask if you feel this might apply to you.
My private practice is based in a quiet location between Wendover and Princes Risborough with parking available on site. I also offer a small number of appointments from a therapy room in Princes Risborough. Both locations are within easy reach of Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Berkhamsted, Chesham and the surrounding villages of Bucks, Berks, Herts and Oxfordshire.
I offer both short and long term counselling to suit your needs.