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About me

I offer online counselling using encrypted platforms including Zoom, Facetime and WhatsApp as well as face to face counselling in safe and comfortable settings located in Amersham and Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire.  I also offer walk and talk session within the local area, which is a great way to access counselling if you enjoy being outside with nature.

I am a Person-Centred counsellor, Gottman Couples Therapist and Family Counsellor. For further details on couples counselling please also visit www.relationshiphouse.co.uk.   I also use horses within my therapeutic work, as an equine assisted counsellor. This form of therapy is particularly helpful for anxiety and clients with LD.

I volunteer at a local male prison supporting young offenders and also volunteer at my local Hospice, supporting family and friends going through loss and bereavement. I enjoy teaching and lecture at a local college teaching Level 2 and Level 3 counselling and also deliver online wellbeing training for Herts Mind Network.

I offer support with issues including anxiety and low mood as well as providing specialised and specific support for major life experiences such as relationship breakdown, bereavement, redundancy, changes in life direction, retirement, family issues, becoming a new parent, becoming a step-parent. I work with couples and families and am a member of BICA, working with issues of infertility.

Not all counselling work has to go back to the past and I am able to work with clients who wish to stay in the present and work through issues using solution-focused techniques.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Professional Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy Diploma
  • Foundation in Psychotherapy
  • Gottman Seven Principles Leader
  • Gottman Bring Baby Home Educator
  • British Infertility Council Association - BICA Accredited
  • Equine Assisted Therapy & Equine Assisted Learning

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 for individual counselling, £75 for couples counselling and £75 - £150 for family counselling.

When I work

Weekdays, evenings and weekends available

Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7

Whitchurch, Buckinghamshire, HP22

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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