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What do you need? Are you lost? In pain? Numb? Anxious?
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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 also offer sessions on Zoom and Walk and Talk therapy near Quainton.
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 with young people (11 to 18) in secondary education and also resettlement counselling in association with the criminal justice system. More recently, I worked with SAASS, the Aylesbury Vale and Milton Keynes Sexual Assault and Abuse Support Service.
As an aside. I was employed for many years in a private sector 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
Accreditation to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate in Embodied Psychotherapy, Institute of Embodied Psych
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 3, 4 and level 5 counselling students
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
The first 30 minutes of the first session are free.
Fees are £50 per session. Sessions are one hour.
Concessions are available for those on low income or counselling students, please do ask.
Payment is by cash or bank transfer, cash for the first session please.
When I work
Face to face and Zoom sessions available daytime and evening.
Walk and Talk therapy is available after at least two initial face to face or Zoom sessions.