• Therapeutic Counsellor - help and support for depression and low mood
    help and support for

    Depression and Low Mood

  • Therapeutic Counsellor - help and support for grief, bereavement and loss
    help and support for

    Grief, Bereavement and Loss

  • Therapeutic Counsellor - help and support for relationships
    help and support for

    Relationships

  • Therapeutic Counsellor - help and support for Supporting Your Child Through Therapy
    help and support for

    Supporting Your Child Through Therapy

  • Therapeutic Counsellor - help and support for low self esteem and confidence
    help and support for

    Low Self Esteem and Confidence

  • Therapeutic Counsellor - help and support for redundancy and unemployment
    help and support for

    Redundancy and Unemployment

  • Therapeutic Counsellor - help and support for worry and anxiety
    help and support for

    Worry and Anxiety

    • Therapeutic Counsellor - help and support for depression and low mood
      help and support for

      Depression and Low Mood

    • Therapeutic Counsellor - help and support for grief, bereavement and loss
      help and support for

      Grief, Bereavement and Loss

    • Therapeutic Counsellor - help and support for relationships
      help and support for

      Relationships

    • Therapeutic Counsellor - help and support for supporting your child through therapy
      help and support for

      Supporting a Child Through Therapy

    • Therapeutic Counsellor - help and support for low self esteem and confidence
      help and support for

      Low Self Esteem and Confidence

    • Therapeutic Counsellor - help and support for redundancy and unemployment
      help and support for

      Redundancy and Unemployment

    • Therapeutic Counsellor - help and support for worry and anxiety
      help and support for

      Worry and Anxiety

      Hayley Vaughan-Smith, Therapeutic Counsellor

      Hayley Vaughan-Smith

      Therapeutic Counsellor

      Welcome to the Ridge Practice and my counselling website. I am a qualified person-centred, Therapeutic Counsellor. Following 8 years serving and supporting families in the private mental health sector, I work now as an independent Counsellor at The Ridge Practice and also provide counselling services at Everlief Child Psychology www.everlief.co.uk in West Wycombe.

      I work with individuals who are in need of a safe, non-judgemental space where they can talk about their worries, challenges and difficulties, whatever they may be. My additional role as a Bereavement Volunteer with a national charity enables me to support individuals who have suffered loss through bereavement.

      I also offer Eco Therapy sessions which include walk and talk therapy outside in the open air. Click here for details.

      The Ridge Practice is situated in the beautiful village of Bledlow Ridge with stunning walks and views of the Chiltern countryside.

      Hayley Vaughan-Smith

      Therapeutic Counsellor

      Welcome to the Ridge Practice and my counselling website. I am a qualified person-centred, Therapeutic Counsellor.

      Following 8 years working serving and supporting families in the private mental health sector, I work now as an independent Counsellor at The Ridge Practice and also provide counselling services at Everlief Child Psychology www.everlief.co.uk in West Wycombe.

      I work with individuals who are in need of a safe, non-judgemental space where they can talk about their worries, challenges and difficulties, whatever they may be. My role as a Bereavement Volunteer with a national charity enables me to support individuals who have suffered loss through bereavement.

      I also offer Eco Therapy sessions which include walk and talk therapy outside in the open air. Click here for details.

      The Ridge Practice is situated in the beautiful village of Bledlow Ridge with stunning walks and views of the Chiltern countryside.

      Hayley Vaughan-Smith

      Therapeutic Counsellor

      Welcome to the Ridge Practice and my counselling website. I am a qualified person-centred, Therapeutic Counsellor. Following 8 years serving and supporting families in the private mental health sector, I work now as an independent Counsellor at The Ridge Practice and also provide counselling services at Everlief Child Psychology www.everlief.co.uk in West Wycombe.

      I work with individuals who are in need of a safe, non-judgemental space where they can talk about their worries, challenges and difficulties, whatever they may be. My role as a Bereavement Volunteer with a national charity enables me to support individuals who have suffered loss through bereavement.

      I also offer Eco Therapy sessions which include walk and talk therapy outside in the open air. Click here for details.

      The Ridge Practice is situated in the beautiful village of Bledlow Ridge with stunning walks and views of the Chiltern countryside.

      My Counselling Room

      Face to Face counselling sessions are now available in addition to online counselling

      My Counselling Room

      Face to Face counselling sessions are now available in addition to online counselling

      The Ridge Practice Consulting Rooms in Bledlow Ridge Buckinghamshire
      The Ridge Practice Consulting Rooms in Bledlow Ridge Buckinghamshire

      The Ridge Practice counselling room has its own dedicated entrance and bathroom and is a really tranquil and light setting to sit comfortably and talk. Environment and external factors can influence how we feel, so this was central to how I designed the space for clients.

      COVID Safety – Government legislation states that Counselling Services fall under ‘other medical or health services, including services relating to mental health’. The space I provide allows 1.8 metres between client/counsellor when seated. I therefore have additional protection measures in place:-

      • Masks if Preferred

      • I have received 2 doses of the Astra Zeneca Vaccine

      • Lateral Covid test taken twice weekly uploaded to Government tracker

      • Ventilation (Window)

      • Sanitiser

      • Bathroom facilities cleaned before and after client sessions

      To book an appointment, please visit the appointments page.

       


      Client’s Comments

      “There are times last year that I truly don’t know what I would have done without my sessions with Hayley and I will be forever grateful for her tireless support and patience. Hayley puts genuine care and empathy into her work and absolutely always made me feel both at ease and like I was truly being heard – I always felt like my feelings were being completely validated”. 

      – Female 44 years

      “Hayley was kind and supportive, leading me through many difficult problems in my life at a time when I had many un-answered questions.  She is extremely sympathetic.  I gained clarity from the whole experience”.

      – Female 59 years

      Are you looking for help and support with

      Are you looking for help and support with

      • Depression & low-mood
      • Grief, bereavement and loss
      • Relationships
      • Supporting a child through therapy
      • Low self-esteem and confidence
      • Redundancy and unemployment
      • Worry and Anxiety
      • Self-Harm
      • Exam stress
      • Friendship and bullying issues
      • SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder

      What is Counselling?


      Counselling falls under the umbrella term ‘Talking Therapies’. As a Counsellor I offer a safe, confidential and non- judgmental space for you to talk at your own pace, discuss difficulties and challenges and explore thoughts and feelings in more depth to help you get the best out of life.

      I am here to listen, empathise, encourage and help you to resolve and understand personal, social or psychological difficulties.

      Walk and Talk Sessions

      Walk and Talk sessions – immersing ourselves in nature, connecting with our own sense of sound, smell, touch can improve mental and emotional well-being. Sometimes, we can find it difficult to open up and know how and where to start talking . . .

      Grief Counselling

      The loss of a loved one, whether it is a family member, friend, colleague or pet can be very hard to bear. Death may be expected or unexpected,a suicide and sometimes, unexplained and all of these circumstances can bring a wide range of feelings . . .

      For Young People

      I offer counselling for young people age 14 and upwards. Growing up in the modern world can bring many challenges for young people who are navigating puberty and the physical and emotional changes this brings. This is a time where they are starting to explore . . .

      Appointments


      I offer a free initial 20 minute telephone assessment session. This is to help you find out more about counselling, for me to understand what your objectives are and for us to agree a plan together.

      To learn more about how to book an appointment, when & where, and how much each session will cost, please go to my appointments page.


      Alternatively, please call or email me

      Appointments


      I offer a free initial 20 minute telephone assessment session. This is to help you find out more about counselling, for me to understand what your objectives are and for us to agree a plan together.

      To learn more about how to book an appointment, when & where, and how much will each session cost, please go to my appointments page.

       

      Alternatively, please call or email me

      The Ridge Practice

      Hayley Vaughan-Smith
      Bledlow Ridge
      Buckinghamshire
      HP14 4AQ
      United Kingdom
      Tel: 07500 475073

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