why try counselling?
I am an accredited member of the BACP. There are many reasons why people choose to see me for private counselling. It doesn't have to be a big problem, anything that matters to you or you would like to discuss can be shared. I genuinely believe that talking things through can really help. Most people at some time in their lives experience difficulties or problems and feel things just aren’t as they hoped they would be. It is often difficult to speak to those closest to you. Family and friends may have their own views about your concerns and find it difficult to accept your perspective.
Counselling offers a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. It allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and to help you improve things. You will not be judged or given advice. Counselling is about helping you to develop insights into your problems and finding your own resources and strengths. It is about helping you to make your own choices and decisions and to take responsibility for your own life.
I am an accredited counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I use a combination of person centred counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy. Cognitive behavioural therapy is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.
My continued professional development covers many areas including; depression or unhappiness, anxiety, panic, self-esteem, relationship counselling, anger management, exam stress, young people, eating distress and bereavement. I have a particular interest in working with people who have a chaotic relationship with food and are struggling with weight, regardless of age.
In addition to working as a private counsellor in Beaconsfield and at the Abbey Clinic in Marlow I facilitate carers’ support groups for the NHS and a support group at a care home for relatives of people with Alzheimer’s. I have previously worked for the NHS as a counsellor at GP surgeries and I worked with Macmillan to set up a support group for cancer patients. I also spent many years volunteering for Link Youth Counselling.
Clients come to me with a range of concerns. I work from the Abbey Clinic in Marlow and from my office in Beaconsfield where we can discuss any issue or concern you may have.
How I Can
work related stress
I offer counselling for a broad range of issues although I have a particular interest in working with people who have a chaotic relationship with food. Some of the areas of counselling I offer are listed below:
Depression is a common condition that will affect one in three people at some time in their life. It is a complicated illness with many different symptoms and causes.
Anxiety is a simplistic blanket term which covers a wide range of problems from the temporary effects of stress to panic attacks, compulsions, phobias or debilitating nervous illness previously known as ‘nervous breakdown’.
Eating disorders are extremely common, however they can be serious and even life threatening if not treated appropriately. Millions of people are affected by eating disorders every year.
Work supports society, gives structure and purpose to life, keeps the body and brain occupied and promotes a sense of satisfaction. When work is rewarding and enjoyable, it can provide a lifetime's worth of wealth and fulfilment. However, when it causes unhappiness and stress, it can make life utterly miserable.
Relationship counselling can help improve the way we relate to the people around us and break free of old patterns to realise our potential.
Couples counselling looks to improve communication and resolve issues within an intimate relationship. In contrast to counselling for relationship issues, which can be undertaken solely through individual sessions, couples counselling involves both people in the relationship coming to sessions.
Stress is a part of life that we all encounter from time to time. A little stress can be helpful, kicking us into action to get things done; but too much can affect us both mentally and physically. Stress is the second major cause of illness at work after back pain, and is becoming more and more of an issue in today's culture.
Self-esteem is how you think and feel about yourself; this may be positive, negative or move between the two points. This usually dictates how you live your life and the decisions you make – and how you view others too.
It can be very difficult to come to terms with the diagnosis of dementia - for both the sufferer and their family and friends. It may not be physically painful but over time dementia can change an individual's personality beyond recognition.
Anger is a normal, healthy emotion. Anger is a natural response to feeling attacked, deceived, frustrated or treated unfairly. Everyone gets angry sometimes – it's part of being human. However, it can be a problem if you find it difficult to keep it under control.
Other areas of counselling that I cover include:
child related issues
chronic fatigue syndrome / ME
miscarriage and stillbirth
The initial consultation is £25 and lasts for 50 minutes. It is important for us to meet to see if you feel able to work with me and it allows us to discuss your hopes and fears and your aims of coming to counselling. I have a 48 hour cancellation policy.
Subsequent sessions are £51.50 per 50 minutes. Couples counselling is offered at the same rate.
I am able to receive payment from Nuffield Health and Bupa so you may be able to pay through your medical insurance. My Bupa profile can be found at: https://finder.bupa.co.uk/go/mrs_christine_everley
I work in Beaconsfield where I am able to offer any day of the week and flexible hours including evenings. If you would like to book an appointment to see me in Beaconsfield then please contact me directly on my work mobile on 07792 676358.
I also work at the Abbey Clinic in Marlow on Saturday at 8am – 1pm. If you would like to see me at the Abbey Clinic then please phone the clinic on 01628 481866 and ask for an appointment with Christine. For more information about the Abbey Clinic please visit www.theabbeyclinic.co.uk
I also offer appointments throughout the week at Phoenix Mental Health Services in Wooburn Green. Please phone them directly on 0870 162 0673 to book an appointment. More information can be found at their website: www.phoenix-mhs.com
07792 676358 (work mobile)
The Abbey Clinic
01628 481866 (The Abbey Clinic)
Phoenix Mental Health Services
54-55 The Green
0870 162 0673 (Phoenix MHS)
There is free parking at all locations.
The Beaconsfield location is also situated within walking distance of Beaconsfield railway station.