Life can throw some really difficult situations at us and when this happens, it can be difficult to stay positive and cope with everyday life. I believe that counselling should provide you with an opportunity to explore any personal difficulties in a confidential, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. I work with, and have several years of experience working with with Children and Young People aged 11 years and over.
My aim is to provide, a counselling space that will endeavour to create a supportive environment in which you will be given the time and space to explore, understand and gain insight into your unique situation. I offer you my honesty and respect while we explore anything you feel you would like to bring to counselling.
You might have experienced feelings that are unexpected, painful and/or disorientating, leaving you feeling confused and unsettled. The sessions are about you and your feelings, and my hope is that by providing you with a safe environment, you will have the freedom to explore and work through your thoughts and feelings; to enable you to identify and resolve issues, leaving you more confident, positive and poised to enjoy life. I work with people with either general or specific issues, both in the short term or over a longer term as appropriate.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have CPCAB Diploma’s in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling and Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I have certificate's in Mental Health First Aid and Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy. I use the BACP Ethical Framework to inform and mould my offer of counselling and safe practice. I attend regular clinical supervision to ensure that safe practice is maintained in line with the BACP recommendations, as well as furthering my professional development by attending regular training to inform and broaden my practice.
I have a background working with young people, along-side my private practice. I work for a local charity working with young people aged 13-26. My experience working within Youth Concern has enabled me to develop my understanding and skills in risk management relating to depression, anxiety, and suicide ideation. Within my work at Youth Concern, I work with several different organisations and individuals, including School Liaison Offices, CAMHS and Social Services. Managing these ‘non-client’ relationships provides me with valuable experience, helping me put ethical theory into practice. I have worked with the complex feelings around living with, and moving on from relationship difficulties, sexual and domestic abuse, sexual and gender identity, anxiety and bereavement. I appreciate how hard it can be to seek support when you are either in or trying to move on from a difficult or complex relationship. I have training and experience working with people to offer support during this transition. I worked with a diverse range of issues including, life changes and loss, work or exam stresses, pressure of transition, sexual/physical health issues, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, substance dependency, anger management and family or relationship problems.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience of working with children and young people with issues around identity and supporting them through the transition of parental separations, bereavement and traumatic events or complex traumas arising from other life events.
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer an initial informal chat normally over the phone, which will give us an opportunity to discuss your needs and whether you think that working together is going to be right for you.
Following our initial chat, if we agree to work together, I will offer you a 50-minute counselling session, usually on a weekly basis; although I can be flexible on the frequency of sessions when required. My rate is £45 per session. I can sometimes offer concessions for those on a low income or counselling students, this can be discussed in person.
I work daytime from 10am and evenings up to 8pm, helping the sessions to be as accessible as possible.
I work with people of all ages from young people aged 11 years, to retires as well as parents and carers. I can offer to work in either a Person-Centred way or in an Integrative way, bringing in CBT, Transactional analysis, Attachment and Psychodynamic approaches. We can work together on an open-ended basis or agree on how many sessions from the start.
I have a welcoming and comfortable room in the centre of Aylesbury old town, making it convenient and easily accessible for in-person sessions.