Tabitha Draper UKCP (reg.) MABACP (Accred.)
I work four days as a psychotherapist within the NHS and have a small private practice in Princes Risborough.
As a counsellor and psychotherapist, I aim to provide an environment where it feels safe for people to talk openly about what might be troubling them, without their feeling judged or dismissed.
Often people come to therapy because they are feeling stuck or confused about what to do. For instance, you might be asking questions about whether or not you feel happy with who you are, or be feeling uncertain about your direction in life.
In my therapeutic/counselling practice I provide an environment where there is time and space to reflect on your feelings, relationships and situation. Through listening to and reflecting with you, I aim to help you discover increased resilience, insight and potential in facing the challenges that life can bring.
I am an experienced existential psychotherapist and facilitate an approach which acknowledges the realities of existence with a mindful awareness of the possibilities of choice and change. This philosophical and practical approach can help with issues around loss, stress, unhappiness and relationships. It can help with questions about belonging, identity, anxiety and loneliness. Talking to another person can open up different ways for you of seeing and thinking and this can suggest new possibilities in resolving difficulties.
Existential therapy can be either short or long term.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I work as a psychotherapist within the NHS, delivering both long term and in time-limited interventions for adults.
- I have an MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy, both from Regents University (London).
- I have previously worked as a counsellor in a university, and as a psychotherapist within a large voluntary agency supporting homeless people.
- I was a volunteer telephone counsellor with Childline from 1996 - 2001. I was a volunteer counsellor with Cruse, and have also volunteered as a sexual health adviser with a local youth service.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Please contact me by 'phone or email to discuss fees.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please contact me to arrange a time when we can meet.
Types of client