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28th July 2021 

WELCOME TO THE SOUTH BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY PRACTICE


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Welcome! When Covid 19 took over our lives in March 2020 few of us could have envisaged that nearly a year later our lives would still be disrupted. The changes have been profound and many existing situations and relationship issues have been amplified to unbearable proportions.

Many are struggling with feelings of claustrophobia, loss, isolation, and anxiety. Families' usual routines and relationships have been disrupted revealing conflicts and painful feelings. This disruption has also brought to the fore many acts of kindness and support which demonstrate that in times of flux families are capable of positive changes and healthy developments.People are finding it easier to talk about difficulties and the use of Zoom has made access to therapy simpler. With the successful roll out of the vaccine, and the prospect of more social contact, families are now facing another upheaval. This can increase anxiety, but also prompt us to review our relationships and to think about how we want to live our lives in the future.This might be a very good time to consult with an independent person as you plan the next transition.

Taking the first steps towards talking with a counsellor can be hard, but many find that sharing through social media is easier. So, I offer confidential meetings using zoom where you can explore your worries, hopes and fears with an independent counsellor .The first meeting is at a discount of 20.00 to allow you to decide whether this is a way you wish to work.Thereafter my fees are 45.00 per session.

I enjoy working with all kinds of families and often see different combinations of family members (such as adults with their parents, partners, individuals, teenagers on their own, parents and children together) during the process of our work.

As a Counsellor I offer a safe, structured space where you can sort out confusion, conflict and anxiety, and begin to restore, or create quality communications with your loved ones.

I have recently moved to South Buckinghamshire and am close to Taplow, Burnham, Bourne End, Cookham and Maidenhead and within easy traveling distance of Windsor, Marlow, Beaconsfield and High Wycombe.

    If you are feeling low or dissatisfied with your life I can help you to explore how you can change this

    If you are feeling misunderstood and undervalued in your relationship talking together in a calm environment can transform how you feel about each other.

    If your life has been turned upside down by loss of a loved one or serious illness, reliable, caring support can help you through this difficult time

    If you are exhausted by the extra responsibilities of home schooling and worried about a child who is unhappy or unsettled, sharing these worries can release the extra energy which you need

    If you are coping with the complexities of divorce and step-parenting, we can work together to sort out hurt feelings and communication difficulties


If any of this sounds familiar and you'd like some information about how counselling may help you, send a question or comment now.

It will be completely confidential and without obligation

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I CAN HELP WITH

  • Couple and relationship difficulties

  • Children's oppositional behaviour

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Family conflict/stress, and managing transitions such as adolescence (see blog)

  • Managing illness and disability

  • Bereavement and Loss

  • Stress arising from divorce and stepfamily relationships ( see blog for more on this)

  • Problems relating to alcohol and other substance abuse

  • The effects of violence, sexual or emotional abuse on relationships

  • Panic attacks and generalised anxiety

  • Loss of Motivation




  • I have a relaxed consulting room in discrete surroundings near Maidenhead,Taplow,and Bourne End but using Zoom I can see families from any location.

    Previously my practice was in Princes Risborough and, although some clients from there are continuing our work,I would welcome clients from South Buckinghamshire. I am especially convenient for people living in Maidenhead, Burnham, Taplow, Bourne End, Cookham Beaconsfield and Windsor.

    If you'd like to make an enquiry you can send an email,telephone (01628 667986)or text(07734065945).

    If you'd like to know more about how family therapy can help go to About

    To find out about fees go to FAQ