Thembie joins the team

We are very pleased to welcome Thembie Mapingire to the team this May.

Thembie is a counsellor with over 15 years’ experience, as well as a former teacher. Her approach is Integrative. She works with individuals, couples, and families, and holds an MA from the University of Nottingham in working with children and young people .

Thembie is also a clinical supervisor. 

Thembie says: ” I love working with couples and young people. My special interests are in relationships, parenting, stress management, bereavement and loss, self-harm, assertiveness and trauma”

Thembie is available on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6-8pm, Fridays 9 am – 3pm

Fees: £50 individuals, £60 couples, £40 students.

Thembie is a registered BACP member, has an MA in Counselling Children and young people, a Higher Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a Diploma in Clinical supervision.

Psycho-sexual, Relational and Trauma specialist at the Old Surgery

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This spring, we are pleased to welcome Carolyn Powell to the team. Carolyn is a highly qualified and experienced senior psychotherapist and psycho-sexual therapist. She is also a trainer and clinical supervisor. Her approach is Integrative and relational with an interest in creative approaches and Mindfulness.

Working with couples and individuals, her specialisms are in the psycho-sexual field and trauma. She also has an interest in gender identity with early doctoral studies in gender issues, non binary sexuality and spirituality.

Carolyn has sessions available in Leighton Buzzard from 4pm to 9pm on a Friday. Her fees in Leighton Buzzard are £60 for individuals (50 minutes) and £80 for couples (60 minutes). She also works in Amersham and Chesham.

More appointments available for 2019

Since the beginning of 2019,  we have welcomed two new  counsellors to the Old Surgery Counselling Centre, bringing the team to seventeen. We now have even more appointments available, including evenings, weekends, couples therapy, children’s counselling and family therapy. Call Kate on 07557 675696 for an appointment.

Integrative Counsellor Louise Dawson holds the Foundation Degree in Counselling with the Open University, alongside her Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.  Louise is BACP Accredited and offers sessions to individuals at £45.00, and to couples at £55.00. 

Louise says “I will offer you a space to talk through whatever may be troubling you in a supportive, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I will aim to help you find a clearer perspective on your situation and consider whether you want to make changes in your life or work on accepting something. Through counselling you can have the opportunity to find a way forward that is right for you.”

Placement Counsellor Debbie McVey is a counsellor in training, qualified to Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills, and working towards Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

Debbie says, “I am a member of the BACP and I use a Person Centred approach. I offer a safe and confidential space in which to talk freely about what is troubling you”.

Family Therapy now available

We are very pleased to be able to say that Senior Family and Couples Therapist Alexandre Gieseke is now offering weekly sessions for families, couples and children.
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Alexandre has over twenty three years’ experience working with families, couples, individuals and children. His approach is mainly Rogerian/ Humanistic, he also has knowledge of  CBT and DBT. He also has appointments in Milton Keynes. To make an appointment, call 07557 675696.

New therapists at the Old Surgery

This July, we are welcoming three new psychotherapists and counsellors to the Old Surgery Counselling Centre, bringing the team to twelve. Call Kate on 07757 675 696 for an appointment.

Placement Counsellor Wes Kapon holds a Certificate in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling. Wes says ‘I offer my clients a genuine, compassionate and safe space where they will be listened to with warmth and empathy as they explore their experiences’ , sessions from £30

Registered Counsellor Julie McMillan holds a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from The Counselling Foundation and is going on to study for the Advanced Diploma. Julie says, ‘I will provide a safe space where you will be listened to whatever you choose to bring’. Sessions from £40.

Senior Therapist Janet Joosten is a highly experienced practitioner who holds Advanced and PG Diplomas in CBT, Existential Psychotherapy and Integrative Counselling. Sessions from £50

Janet says, ‘Psychotherapy can provide a safe place for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions in a non-judgmental environment. My aim is to lead you through a journey of self-discovery and understanding whilst clarifying your life circumstances and where you want to be in your life.’ Sessions from £50

Use your imagination

Sometimes, we can feel overwhelmed by problems without realising that we already have inner strengths and resources to deal with them.

Children and adults can both benefit from creative approaches which use art, imagination and all the five senses to find ways of talking about difficult emotions and solve problems which may feel overwhelming.

At the Old Surgery, several of our qualified therapists are trained and experienced in the use of creative approaches.  Why not give us a call.

The Old Surgery Counselling Centre is growing

Counselling sessions are now available 9am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday, at both of our sites in central Leighton Buzzard. Our team of ten professional counsellors now offer specialist help including couples, children (9 and over), addictions, trauma and PTSD, depression and anxiety. Call Kate on 07557 675696 for an appointment.