Tabitha Draper

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UKCP MBACP Counsellor and Existential Psychotherapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 0JN
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced and compassionate psychotherapist and offer an approach which acknowledges the realities of existence along with the possibilities of choice and change. I understand that problems from the past can impact the present but do not need to limit the future.

I provide an environment where there is time and space to reflect on feelings, relationships and situations. Through exploring different perspectives with you, I aim to help you discover increased resilience, insight and potential in facing the challenges that life can bring.

Psychotherapy can help if you are feeling stuck, anxious, depressed or broken-down. Having a safe time and space to re-consider yourself and the world in which you live can encourage you to think and feel in different ways about life. Therapy is a space to talk openly about what is troubling you without feeling judged or under pressure.

Often people come to therapy because they are feeling unhappy or confused about what to do. It can help to talk about anxiety, or patterns that you repeat but cannot seem to change. Sometimes people want to talk about loneliness, parenting and family issues, mid-life dilemmas or retirement and "empty nest" changes. You might be worried about coping with changes in society and the impact on you and your family of political and world events.

My 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. Therapy and counselling can open up a change in perspective which can lead to new possibilities in resolving difficulties.

I offer both short and long term counselling and therapy. I usually arrange to meet for an initial assessment, during which we can discuss times and frequency of any further sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I work as a psychotherapist within the NHS, delivering both long term and time-limited psychotherapy interventions for adults (individual and group work).
  • 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 young homeless people.
  • I was a telephone counsellor with Childline from 1996 - 2001. I was a counsellor with Cruse, and have also volunteered as a sexual health adviser with a local youth service.
  • I am registered with UKCP and an accredited member of the BACP.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


£60.00 - £100.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Please email me to arrange a brief telephone conversation to explore more about what help you are looking for and to discuss  fees, availability and counselling approach.

When I work

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Please email me to arrange a brief telephone conversation about fees, times and counselling approach.

Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 0JN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Parking is easily available, and close to my counselling rooms. I provide in person and online sessions.

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Tabitha Draper
Tabitha Draper