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MSc Distn: BABCP / BACP Accredited Counselling & CBT -Adults

About me

I am a fully qualified and experienced Senior Counsellor and CBT Therapist. I am able to work with you face to face or via Zoom to explore issues or anxiety causing distress. If you are feeling that life is very stressful and demanding, or feel that you are struggling, Counselling / CBT Therapy can be very effective.

I will work with you in a way that suits you and your needs which we can discuss. I am qualified in number of different Therapeutic Approaches including: Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solutions Focused Counselling. I also find completing an emotional needs audit very helpful.

Person Centred Counselling focuses on you and is non-directive in approach and creates a space where we can together explore issues. However, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) is a highly effective treatment for Anxiety / Depression and a range of other conditions. It is the Gold Standard used within the NHS and recovery rates are high especially for anxiety disorders (health anxiety, panic, social anxiety, general anxiety, separation anxiety, phobias & fear related situations). CBT is also the most effective treatment if you are feeling sad, low or depressed. It can treat and significantly improve distress if suffering with low self-esteem, anger & irritability, insomnia or tinnitus. CBT is also highly effective for OCD, PTSD and Trauma.

CBT looks at your Thinking Patterns, which in turn affects how you Feel and also how you Behave. We can get to the root of the problem and identify your core beliefs which you might be consciously aware of or you might not.

If you need to change how you feel, or how you are behaving, reduce distress around a situation or anxiety, this is a most effective treatment.

You will learn strategies that will help alleviate anxiety / stress  or extinguish high levels of anxiety altogether and provide long lasting change around how you feel. Working in this way will not only help you now, but will help you adjust your thinking for the rest of your life.

One of the goals of CBT is that you will be able to continue the work by yourself long after you have completed your sessions. You will learn how to become your own therapist.

I find a combination of both Person Centred and CBT works well. However, every person is unique which is why we can discuss what might be appropriate for you before you start treatment.

How we relate to each other is another crucial factor and it is important that you feel able to trust your therapist, speak freely and have confidence in treatment as you progress.  

I am also trained to work with relationship difficulties, work related stress, sleep disturbances or insomnia.

My work is strictly confidential and I am non-judgmental in my approach, which means whatever is affecting you, my main concern is to understand what is going on for you, and how this makes you feel so that we can make lasting changes.

For a full list of issues that I am able to support please see below.

As well as working privately, I have worked for Cruse Bereavement Care, based in High Wycombe for many years which has helped me develop specialist knowledge of bereavement issues, grief & loss. I also work for a Charity called:  Number 22 based in Maidenhead, Slough & Windsor providing Counselling / CBT across a broad range of issues which is part funded by the NHS.

Building trust is one of the most crucial aspects of counselling. It is really important that you feel comfortable, safe and able to discuss any issues. To help you with this I offer an initial phone consultation to discuss how counselling / CBT works.

It is a chance for you to ask questions, and for us to look at what support might best meet your needs.

I offer both short term and longer-term sessions, and we can agree what is appropriate for you.

My Home Private Practice is based in Marlow, it is easy to find and I have plenty of space to park.

I have a private dedicated Counselling Practice Office which is separate to the house with its own Private Front Door and Heating. It is a room that is light, comfortably decorated and confidential.

Please feel free to contact me on 07879 494416 if you would like to book an initial consultation. Currently I am working with clients in person or via Zoom / Teams.

Please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can, normally the same day. I do have daytime and evening appointments available and I do try to see clients as soon as possible.

I know its daunting taking the first step, but I am passionate about helping people with emotional stress and issues.

I am ethical in my approach to work and constantly training to ensure that I have the most up-to-date skills and knowledge. If you feel ready to make changes in your life, it is a positive investment in yourself. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Master of Science Degree (MSc) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Distinction 
  • BABCP Accredited
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency Exam taken in London
  • Registered Accredited Member: British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP)
  • Honours Degree from The University of Wales
  • Level 7 Master of Science Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Distinction
  • Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Person-Centred Approach
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Introduction to Counselling
  • Certificate in Couples Therapy
  • Additional specialist training in Loss and Bereavement with CRUSE Bereavement Care (5 years experience)
  • Solutions Focused therapy

I am able to work with clients in a number of different modalities these include Person Centred Counselling, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) & Solutions Focused Counselling.

Below is my Accredited logo with the BABCP which means I am Accredited with the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists and my details are logged on their pubic professional register.

I am also an Approved CBT Psychotherapist and Associate with Nuffield Health and Onebright Mental Health.

Member organisations

BABCP

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Anxiety, depression, anger management, low self-esteem, phobias, stress, sleep disturbances,  bereavement & grief work, loss of job, loss of home, agoraphobia, tension, relationship issues.

Fees

From £70.00 to £90.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health

Additional information

Appointments are available Monday - Friday between 9:15am and 6pm
Evenings from 7:30pm -9:00pm

Initial consultation  for you to give a brief overview and ask questions and to make sure you feel comfortable before we begin working together. This will allow you to make an informed choice before deciding to go ahead. My Private Home Practice provides a confidential space for us to discuss any issues.

Sessions: 50 mins to 90 mins  : From £70 to £90 per session.

Concessions are available for students or for those on a low income.

I do have some day time and evening appointments available.

I have a very welcoming dedicated counselling office with its own front door / entrance & heating. It is newly decorated, quiet and a very confidential space for us to work together. My Private Practice is attached to my property but also separate which is ideal.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

9:15 am - 6:30 pm Monday to Friday 6:30pm - 9:30 pm most evenings. Contact me for a 10-15 minute consultation to discuss how counselling works and to ask any questions that you may have.

Further information

I offer sessions face to face or via videoconferencing either Zoom, Teams, Facetime or WhatsApp.

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13

4 Coach Ride, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 3BN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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Plenty of space to park on drive for several cars