Sometimes life can seem difficult, we might be feeling sad, unhappy or uncertain and we can struggle to find our way in life. That's when talking it through in a safe, supportive, non-judgemental space can really help us to find our way forward more clearly.
Together we can explore these difficult feelings to help gain insight and understanding of how things are for you, and to look at how you might like them to be moving forward.
Working with you at the centre of the therapeutic process I offer warmth, acceptance and a safe space to explore how things are for you, a place where you can feel valued and respected.
As an Integrative Counsellor, which means my training has covered several different models of therapy, I am able to work with you to find a way of working that's right for you, this may include looking at how we interact with others, or how the patterns of our past affects how we are today.
As well as my private practice my experience includes:- the mental heath charity Mind, the bereavement charity Cruse and local schools and family centres. I work with adults and young people from my counselling room located near Whitchurch, within easy reach of Aylesbury, Buckingham and Bicester.
Taking that decision to contact a counsellor can seem huge, that's why I offer a free, no obligation, initial session of 30 minutes, a chance for you to see if working with me feels like the right step forward for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills NCFE
- Cruse Awareness in Bereavement Care
- Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People.
- Certificate in Working Creatively.
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
I offer a free, initial 30 minute session or phone call.
Thereafter sessions are 50 minutes at a cost of £45 per session.
I have a small number of concession spaces available, please feel free to ask.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.) and I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I hold a full DBS (CRB) Certificate.
I hold full Professional Civil Liability Insurance.