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Registered MBACP / MNCS (Accredited) Integrative Counsellor

About me

Some days life can just feel too hard and overwhelming and perhaps things that were once manageable start to become really difficult. It can be like ploughing through treacle, never really achieving what you want to, struggling to feel joy and happiness. Yet, at the same time, others around you seem to be managing just fine. Even if you are surrounded by family and friends, it’s not always easy to share how you really feel and this can sometimes leave you feeling confused as to what to do. You may feel isolated or lonely. If these are feelings you experience then you are not alone. 1 in 4 people will struggle with their mental health and well-being every year, especially with anxiety, depression or grief. I can offer you a unique space where there is the freedom and the support to really look at and understand what’s going on for you. Here, there is no judgement, you will receive care, kindness and a genuine commitment from me to support you in a positive way with your well-being. It is important to me that we find a way of working together that feels right for you, one that you feel comfortable with. I draw on a very person-centred approach to counselling as valuing and understanding you and your experience is really important to me as well as to the counselling process.

If you decide that counselling with me is something that interests you or you would like to find out more about it, then please contact me. It would be a privilege to work along-side you and be a part of your journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

I initially entered the world of counselling working as a support worker for Child Bereavement UK. During my time volunteering for the charity I was a be-friender for young people who had lost a sibling.  Later I trained to become a support worker for group sessions and would work with children over a course of workshops who had lost a parent or sibling.

From January 2018 I worked as a Counsellor in a Grammar School. My primary focus was working with the Sixth Form Students around exam stress and social anxiety. I also had the opportunity to work with students aged between 11-15 years experiencing emotional difficulties around family break ups, bereavement, self harm and anxiety. I really enjoy working with young people and am able to offer creative ways to work when talking was a challenge or became too much.

Wanting to expand my experience I moved to working with adult clients at Mind in Aylesbury. This work has been rich and varied including working with addiction, carers and elderly clients experiencing loneliness and isolation. Anxiety and depression are often primary presenting issues but through our work we are able to identify other events in life that have triggered or continued the difficult emotions and feelings that are creating imbalance in their everyday life.

In 2019 I launched my Private Practice and extended my service to working with veterans & their families who are experiencing PTSD and relationship difficulties.

I have the upmost respect for all my clients and the courage they show to turn up and face their fears. I am very passionate and committed to my work and feel inspired when I see and hear the positive changes and progress my clients make and feel during the course of their counselling.

Level 6 Diploma in Clinical Supervision (due to complete 2022)

Certificate in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD

Level 5 Diploma in Pyschodynamic Counselling 

Couples Counselling - The Counselling Accademy

CBT for Pain Management

Certificate in Working with Couples & Families

Certificate in Working with Perfectionism in Young People

Diploma in Mindfulness

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 3 Counselling Studies

Level 2 Counselling Skills

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Working with Veterans and their families.

12 week programme of CPT for PTSD

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Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 for a 50 minute individual session

£70 for 60 minute Couples or Family session

£105 for 90 minute Couples or Family session

When I work

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Please contact about current availability.

Further information

I am fully covid vaccinated and carry out regular lateral flow tests. You are welcome to wear a mask during our session if you feel more comfortable but I choose not to unless requested to by client.

Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

Online

Currently completing Level 6 Diploma in Clinical Supervision.

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