Toby Payne, MNCS (accred)
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
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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
walk and talk therapy
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person session
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.
Concessions offered for
Tuesdays and Thursdays. Check website for details: www.brightbeaconcounselling.co.uk
As well as online working, I also offer walk and talk sessions. Please see my website for further details.