I offer professional counselling help and support to couples and to individuals. My practice is based in central Buckingham. I am available for appointments in the early mornings, daytime and on some evenings until 7 pm. My counselling room is in a separate building from the house so is private and free from interruptions. Currently I am offering sessions either over the phone or by zoom
I am a compassionate, warm and supportive counsellor and my aim is that as we work together you will feel safe and able to share your thoughts and concerns and through doing this be able to deal more effectively with feelings and situations that are troubling you.
I understand that the prospect of counselling can feel daunting. My approach is gentle and respectful and I will work to support you to explore your feelings and experiences without judging you.
I hold a fundamental belief that you are the expert in your own life, we will only work with what you choose to talk about and we will work at your pace.
I am committed to working with you to help you to overcome your difficulties and to explore aspects of your life in a way that will help you to better understand your feelings and to enable you to become clearer about any changes you may wish to make.
To find out more about how I work please do have a look at my website through the link at the top of this page
I have twelve years experience of working with clients with a wide range of issues including anxiety and depression, self esteem, addiction, abuse, relationship difficulties and bereavement. Please see the next section for more details.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Certificate of Proficiency - I have passed the assessment to qualify on the accredited register of my governing body- BACP ( British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Intermediate Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Studies (Level 3)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4)
Advanced post Diploma Certificate-Person Centred Couples Course.
Group Therapy training
Over the past twelve years I have gained experience in various settings including counselling in a secondary school, within an agency working with areas of sexual assault and abuse, within the judicial system and in private practice. Through this I have worked with clients bringing a huge range of varied issues. If you are not sure if I am able to work with difficulties that you are experiencing please do contact me and we can discuss this.
I have also worked as part of a team of counsellors providing intensive therapeutic treatment programmes to clients. I have extensive experience of facilitating various types of groups including group therapy.
For more information about this please contact me.
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
My fees for individual therapeutic counselling sessions are £45 per session.
My fees for couples sessions are £55 per session.
After 5pm I there is an additional charge of £5 per session
(These are reviewed annually)
Group Therapy fees are £90 per 90 minute session.
My counselling room is separate from the house so is nice, quiet and private and free from interruptions. It is situated near the centre of Buckingham.
There are several steps on the way to the counselling room so may not be suitable for people with mobility issues.
I offer both long and short term counselling for individuals and couples.
I have extensive experience in facilitating group therapy sessions (please contact me for details).
Please do contact me if you wish to discuss the potential of us working together. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.