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Counselling Thame
Thame Barn Centre, Church Rd
OX9 3AJ Thame
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Valerie | Counsellor

Counselling Thame

Hello, thanks for clicking on my profile. I understand how tough it can be to reach out to a counsellor based on my own therapy journey. I offer a free 15-30 minute session online or via the phone so we can get to know each other and see if we are a good match, there is no pressure to commit. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, feeling numb or other mental health challenges, I'm here to support you on your path to feeling better.

 

The therapeutic relationship is so important for positive outcome and is my top priority. I will put this first and strive to create a space where you feel comfortable to feely express yourself and your feelings. 

 

As a therapist, my approach is open-minded, practical and step-by-step and tailored to your needs.  I sometime delve into your past to understand patterns you might have running out of awareness and we can work to update them for your benefit for a happier you.

Together we will work to identify any unhelpful patterns of behaviour or thoughts that might have built up over time. We will work to build a stronger and happier you. Learning to express our feelings in a healthy way to reduce anxiety, stress, depression and connect you to others more deeply.

  

If you feel comfortable and you'd like to explore how we can work together, please schedule a free initial meeting or email me. I'm eager to begin this journey with you!

 

Valerie

 

Online therapy

In today's fast-paced world, I understand that seeking therapy in a traditional in-person setting may not always be convenient or feasible. That's why I also offer the option of online therapy to cater to your unique needs and circumstances. Online therapy brings a host of benefits, including flexibility and accessibility. You can now access professional counselling from the comfort of your own space, eliminating the need for travel and fitting therapy sessions seamlessly into your schedule.

Additionally, online therapy provides a sense of privacy and anonymity, allowing you to open up and share your thoughts and feelings in a comfortable, familiar environment. Whether you're facing geographical limitations, time constraints, or simply prefer the convenience of virtual sessions, I am here to offer the same level of care, support, and guidance you would receive in an in-person setting. Online therapy opens new doors to self-discovery and healing, providing a modern and effective approach to mental and emotional well-being.

Rest assured, our Zoom sessions are conducted in a confidential and secure environment, prioritising your comfort and privacy throughout our therapeutic journey

Qualifications and registrations

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in ‘Therapeutic Counselling’

  • Specialist Diploma in Couples/Relationship Counselling

  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies   

  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills



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Specialisations

Field of Expertise and Specialisations:


As an experienced counsellor, I work with a wide range of areas to cater to the unique needs and concerns of my clients. My expertise lies in helping individuals navigate through challenging life experiences and emotions. Some of the most common presenting concerns are anxiety, feelings of isolation/loneliness, feelings of Low Self-Esteem and Self-Worth, Grief and Loss: and i have worked and trained with people facing a terminal or life limiting illness.

I work with navigating the emotional challenges of these issues. 


The Expected Number of Sessions can vary from person to person, depending on the nature and severity of their issues. In general, I typically recommend an initial assessment session to better understand the client's needs and goals and we can take it week by week, sometimes weekly sessions are the best way or fortnightly, whatever your needs and budget. 

I believe in a client-centered approach, and the number of sessions will be determined collaboratively with each client to ensure that they receive the support they need to achieve their therapeutic goals. Your well-being is my priority, and I am here to assist you throughout your journey to emotional healing and personal growth.

Most common issues I support people with:

  • Anxiety: I have extensive experience in working with clients dealing with various forms of anxiety, whether it's generalized anxiety, social anxiety, or panic disorders. I provide practical strategies and support to manage anxiety and regain a sense of control in one's life.


  • Loneliness: Loneliness can significantly impact one's emotional well-being. I specialize in helping clients address and cope with loneliness, explore ways to build meaningful connections, and foster a sense of belonging.


  • Feelings of Low Self-Esteem and Self-Worth: My expertise also extends to addressing self-esteem and self-worth issues. I work with clients to identify the root causes of low self-esteem and help them build a more positive self-image through self-acceptance and self-compassion.


  • Grief and Loss: Coping with the loss of a loved one or other significant life losses can be overwhelming. I specialize in grief counseling, providing a supportive and empathetic space for clients to process their grief and find ways to heal and move forward.


  • Facing a Terminal Illness: For individuals and families dealing with the diagnosis of a terminal illness, I offer specialized support to navigate the emotional challenges, make end-of-life decisions, and find meaning and connection during this difficult time.

Fees

I offer a free 15 minute zoom/phone consultation to see if we feel a good fit and I am the right person for you.  

All sessions are one hour

£45 Individual online 
£55 Individual in person  (£10 is room hire)

£55 Couples online Day Time 
£65 Couples in person Day Time (£10 is room hire)  
£65 Couples online Evening 
£75 Couples in person Evening  (£10 is room hire)

I suggest extending the first session to 90 minutes as it allows more time to address issues, observe your interactions, and proves highly beneficial.   Please enquire re price as depends on time of day and online/in person. 


Concessions available depending on circumstances and available times.

 

We can meet once a week, a fortnight, monthly whatever you budget and time restrains allow.
Therapy can be for a limited number of sessions or open ended depending on your needs.

Availability (Opening hours)

Monday 8am to 9pm can be accommodated
Tuesday 8am to 9pm can be accommodated
Wednesday 8am to 9pm can be accommodated
Thursday 8am to 9pm can be accommodated
Friday 8am to 9pm can be accommodated
Saturday 8am to 8pm can be accommodated
Sunday 8am to 9pm can be accommodated

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I am very grateful

I did not think that my childhood could have such an impact on my life but i see through therapy that it has had for a long time. Now I am able to feel emotions that before I could not let myself. I feel more whole and things make more sense. I am very grateful.

| Amersham | 8 Mar 2024
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I am so grateful

I am so grateful for Valerie's support and care throughout our journey, her compassion has helped me navigate my way back to the world feeling so much happier, if feel calmer, i can regulate myself, i know so much more about me!

| Aylesbury | 26 Jan 2024
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Valerie really helped us see what we couldn't, her caring approach was kind but strong, she showed us how being honest with how we are feeling brings us closer, arguing isn't all bad! We are grateful for the great impact Valerie has had on our relationship, and we highly recommend counselling to anyone.

| High Wycombe | 14 Jan 2024
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I would recommend her to anybody!

I am so glad I picked Valerie to work with during a challenging time in my life, from the moment I met her I felt a genuine sense of empathy and understanding. Valerie created a safe and warm space where I felt comfortable sharing my thoughts and feelings, I felt she was genuinely interested in my wellbeing. She went above and beyond what i expected and this helped me make many positive changes in my life. I would recommend her to anybody!

| Aylesbury | 14 Jan 2024
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