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COVID19: Due to the current situation, I am available for online and walk & talk session, but will not be seeing clients in my counselling room until June, at the earliest. This decision will be reviewed as the situation changes - thank you.

Hello, I'm Toby. I am qualified to offer individual counselling (face to face, walk and talk and online) for those times when life can seem confusing or problems seem too much to handle on our own. Beginning counselling can be a big step, and I hope that my calm and relaxed approach can help make it seem less daunting. I believe that counselling is a collaborative process, with the counsellor helping the client to explore their issues in a safe environment, so that they can find the best way forward for them.


To enable me to be flexible to my client's needs, I take an integrative approach using different modalities, including CBT.

My service is situated in a quiet and calming room at the rear of my house in Pitstone (near Tring). I have a range of weekday and evening appointments available. See my website for details of appointment times and services that I offer: www.brightbeaconcounselling.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Diploma Integrative Humanistic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Certificate Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
  • Certificate Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
  • BACP Certified Cyber Therapist
  • Advanced Certificate in Working with Couples (CORST approved)
  • University Certificate Psychology (Derby)
  • Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Certificate

I have worked as a volunteer in agencies working with adults and young people, and as a school counsellor.

I am committed to Continuing Professional Development and have attended training in the following areas:

  • Group therapy facilitation
  • Working with the inner child
  • Anxiety and intrusive thoughts
  • OCD symptoms in teens
  • Trauma and dissociative disorders
  • Creative Journaling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

walk and talk therapy

online counselling

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Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free 30 minute initial meeting to discuss the suitability of counselling, and to answer any questions.

Sessions will last 50 minutes and be £45
Sessions will be at the same time and place.

Prices are the same for walk and talk therapy and online counselling.

Concessionary rates may be available on discussion. 

Fees for couples are £50 per session. 

Supervision also available, please see website for details.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesdays and Thursdays. Check website for details: www.brightbeaconcounselling.co.uk

Further information

As well as online working, I also offer walk and talk sessions. Please see my website for further details.

Pitstone
Tring
LU7

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer group and one to one integrative supervision to students and qualified counsellors.

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Toby Payne, MNCS (accred)

Toby Payne, MNCS (accred)