I am a professionally qualified and registered person-centred counsellor. I offer approachable, professional support to help you through times that may be proving difficult. I run a private practice, Equanimity Counselling, where I work from a quiet, light and spacious room in south Buckinghamshire.
I understand that it can be difficult to find the right person to talk to. It can be hard to find the right words; the right time; to feel accepted. Through counselling I offer you space. A chance to be heard and understood. Time to breathe, explore, accept. I provide a place you can be yourself and evolve at your own pace.
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 am a volunteer counsellor at One Recovery Bucks supporting people with alcohol or substance addiction. I have previously worked with young people providing counselling provision within a local secondary school.
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)
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
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
Individual clients sessions: £45 (one hour).
Young people (with parent/carer funding) sessions: £45 (one hour). This includes a six-weekly review with the parent/carer if requested. Please see my website for further details.
Initial session: Charged at 50% of the usual cost. This session provides a chance for us to meet, explore your hopes and any questions you may have.
I am sometimes able to offer flexibility with regards to costs, so please ask if this is a factor for you.
Concessions offered for
I offer a limited number of concessionary appointments each week, please ask fo further details.