About me

Do you get frustrated by knowing what you would like to change but don't know where to start. When "if I just think positive" doesn't work. Maybe you are in a cycle of anxiety that feels like it's taken over your world.

I passionately believe that if we understand why we think and behave the way we do, then we can change how we view ourselves, respond differently to that inner critic that traps us in the shoulds and oughts.

Do you feel alone with those thoughts that go round in your head?

It can be hard to share them with those near to us. Maybe you worry that you will burden them, no one will understand or that you won't be heard.

Counselling offers the chance to share the times that have left you feeling stuck and confused about what to do next. It gives you the chance to experience  a place that is confidential , non judgemental and to explore your unique life experience with gentle curiosity.

By nature we need people around us but when being with others is difficult and in some cases harmful, we can lose confidence and self esteem. I have an interest in working with clients who have experienced emotional abuse and neglect and the unseen wounds that leaves within.

It’s important to choose a therapist you feel comfortable working with, so I offer a free initial 30 minute session to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you. This will give you the opportunity to discuss your reasons for coming, any outcomes you’re hoping to achieve and any questions you have. The sessions are time for you, that could be to work around a particular goal you have or to look deeper into your situation. The choice is always yours.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

CPCAB Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

I am committed to continuing professional development including;


CRUSE Bereavement training.

Training with Carolyn Spring in;

  • Trauma and the Body
  • Working with survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
  • Working with Relational Trauma
  • Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery
  • Working with Shame
  • Mental Health and the Body

Workshops on;

  • Working with Shame
  • Safe Trauma treatment
  • Infertility
  • Relational and Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Poly Vagal Theory


I am fully insured and am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

I have worked with young people in school and college settings and volunteered with a local mental health charity.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free Initial (no obligation) 30 minute consultation   

50 minute consultation                                     £45



Availability

Daytime and evening appointments available on weekdays

Buckingham
Buckingham
Buckinghamshire
MK18

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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