About me

I am a professionally qualified and registered counsellor offering individual and couples counselling services in person and remotely from my practice in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire.

I work with adults, couples and young people of secondary school age and upwards, offering support to both individuals and relationships including romantic, familial and parent/child relationships.

I work alongside you, allowing you time to explore your emotions in a safe space and at a pace that feels right for you. I work comfortably with a wide range of issues including addictions, anxiety, bereavement and trauma.

What is person-centred counselling?

Person-centred counselling is talking therapy, but more than that it is a time when you are truly heard and supported, wherever you are in that moment.

My person-centred training enables me to work with you at your own pace and style, ensuring that the sessions are comfortable and right for you.

My experience and professional registration

I have previously worked within a secondary school and for an addiction support organisation. I established my private practice in October 2019 and now focus my time on supporting you, my client, in the way that works best for you.

I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk). I abide by their ethical framework including an ongoing commitment to professional supervision. I also undertake regular professional development to broaden my own experience and to better understand my clients' needs. I hold full insurance for my practice and my counselling premises.

What can you do now?

It is important that you choose the right counsellor for you, and that we both feel comfortable to work with each other.  For this reason I encourage an initial phone conversation (or via text/email if you prefer) free of charge so that you can ask any questions and I can ensure that I am able to offer what you are looking for.

Please contact me for further details or to make an appointment, either by phone, text or email.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (ABC Awards)

Mental Health First Aider (MHFA)

Suicide First Aid

Registered Membership of BACP
BACP Certificate of Proficiency

Child Protection Annual Refresher Course

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), current certificate in place

Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems (The Skills Network)

Introduction to Play Therapy

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

From £50.00 to £80.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individual clients sessions: £50 (one hour).

Young people (with parent/carer funding) sessions: £50 (one hour). This includes a six-weekly review with the parent/carer if requested. Please see my website for further details.

Couples: £80 (1.5hrs), shorter appointments can be discussed.

Initial contact: I offer an initial phone call, free of charge, to give us a chance to meet and talk through what you are looking for and what I am able to offer. From there we can work out the best way to proceed.

I am sometimes able to offer flexibility with regards to costs, so please ask if this is a factor for you.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer daytime and evening appointments, subject to availability.

Further information

I offer a limited number of concessionary appointments each week, please ask for further details.

Chalfont St. Giles
Buckinghamshire
HP8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair users are welcome, however may need support to access a gravel driveway, 2 shallow steps and a slightly raised entrance threshold. I am happy to provide this support on request.

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Zoom
Rachel Nelson

Rachel Nelson