You may be thinking about counselling because you are feeling distressed about a life event or something in the past or present is really troubling you.
Your feelings may feel too much or are difficult to cope with. You may want support with and more understanding of anger or fear, anxiety or feeling low, difficulty with relationships or you may know something is not right but not exactly what.
Counselling can help to build self-esteem and to increase self-awareness to empower you to make different choices in life.
Asking for help and accessing support can feel very difficult and sometimes overwhelming. As a Person-Centred therapist, I offer an environment that is warm, confidential and free from judgement. I work to help you feel safe and to build a trusting relationship that can help you to feel able to share difficult things. It’s a collaborative relationship and requires commitment and time.
I have a wealth of experience working with many issues including depression, anxiety, self-harm, stress, personal relationships, health issues, trauma, family issues, maternal mental health, bereavement, anger, general feeling of sadness or emptiness, feelings of inadequacy, Post natal depression, low self-confidence or self-esteem, difficulties coping with change and self-hatred.
I work with adults 18+ in private practice near Aylesbury.
I am currently working online (Zoom) and face to face. I have a confidential garden therapy room with parking.
I have undertaken extensive training to meet the BACP competencies for online therapy and I follow the BACP Ethical Framework for my counselling practise and undertake regular professional counselling supervision and extensive regular training and CPD.
My First Session
I offer a confidential and free 30 min zoom or phone call if required for any initial enquiry prior to a first session. The first session then is really an assessment of your needs and your expectations and hopes for counselling and to see if we can work together and that I’m the right counsellor for you.
We can discuss in much more detail the reasons that brought you to therapy and I can explain how I work and answer any questions or concerns you may have. We will work at your pace and you are free to pause or end counselling at any time. I offer both short-term and longer-term therapy.
Training And Qualifications
I have extensive experience working with clients in Private Practice
I spent 2 years working as a school counsellor in a local Bucks Secondary School & I have experience as a counsellor in Primary Schools in Herts & Bucks
I was a volunteer counsellor for the Bereavement Service at Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, Stoke Mandeville Hospital for 2 years
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 5 PG Advanced Specialist Training in Counselling Children & Young People
Foundation Certificate in Play Therapy (University of Roehampton)
Advanced Post Diploma Certificate Course - Person-Centred Couples Counselling
Bereavement & Loss training certificate
Certificate in Working therapeutically with Maternal Mental Health
Developmental Trauma Training Certificate for Professionals- Beacon House
Certificate in Attachment Theory Training- The Bowlby Centre, London
NSPCC Safeguarding & Child Protection training and I hold an Enhanced DBS
MA (2:1) Management & Marketing, St Andrews University
CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing
Areas of counselling I deal with
Affairs and betrayals
Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
Generalised anxiety disorder
Passive aggressive behaviour
Pregnancy and birth
Separation and divorce
Person Centred Counselling
My fee for Adults is £55 per 50 minute session
Free initial 30 min telephone or online session
Monday - Thursday Morning | Afternoon | Evening
I am currently offering sessions online using Zoom
with some face-to-face sessions available on Tues & Wed daytime in my confidential garden therapy room with parking.
Weston Turville is easily reached from Aylesbury, Tring, Wendover, Stoke Mandeville, Princes Risborough and the Chilterns.