What do you need? Are you lost? In pain? Numb? Anxious?
Do you know what counselling involves and what may suit you?
I see clients in my own home in the village of Quainton. It is a warm, safe, private space. Log fire in the winter. Home visits are a possibility in some circumstances after discussion and consideration.
I am offering a free half hour session where you can explore your needs, hopes and aims. You can ask questions and I can give an overview of what I have to offer. My training was rooted in the Person-centred approach with a progression to CBT and Transactional Analysis. Later I studied the psychodynamic method and introduced various creative interventions where appropriate. Experience has taught me to tailor what I deliver to the needs of each individual, drawing on many theories, concepts and practices. Together we can decide how to go forward and if we can work together.
As well as independent practice I also have experience working within agencies. I have worked extensively with young people (11 to 18) in secondary education and also resettlement counselling in association with the criminal justice system.
As an aside. I was employed for many years in a private sector business environment working in teams and dealing with high stress and emergency situations. I have a special interest in the effects of shift work on self and relationships.
I work with many presenting issues, to the list below I would add living with developmental disorders and mental health issues in the family and chronic pain.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
Certificate in Counselling Skills NCFE
Additional courses and workshops including:
Mindfulness, Trauma, the Adlerian method
Ongoing clinical supervision and further training
Personal therapy for level 4 and level 5 counselling students
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees are £40 per session day time. £45 per session evenings. Sessions are one hour.
Concessions are available for those on low income or counselling students, please do ask.
The first 30 minutes of the first session are free.
Payment is by cash or bank transfer.
Concessions offered for
I offer sessions Monday to Friday day time and Monday to Thursday evenings.
Some ‘Walk and Talk’ sessions are available in day time.