Mrs Hayley Vaughan-Smith | Accredited Counsellor | Bledlow… | NCPS

Mrs Hayley Vaughan-Smith

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS19-07624

Location: Bledlow Ridge


Following 8 years serving and supporting families in the mental health sector, I work now as an independent Counsellor at The Ridge Practice.  I am the Counsellor at Everlief Child Psychology, a large clinic for children up to 19 years old and my additional role as a bereavement volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care enables me to support individuals who have suffered loss through bereavement. At The Ridge Practice I also offer eco-therapy sessions which encompass walk and talk therapy outside in the open air where The Ridge Practice is located, in the beautiful village of Bledlow Ridge in the Chiltern Hills.


I offer face to face counselling at my private clinic along with online and telephone counselling.

At the Practice you will enter a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space where you can 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.  Examples may include:  worry and anxiety, depression, low-mood, relationship difficulties, motivation, self esteem, self-harm, grief and loss, stress and helping your own child through their therapy.

To talk about how counselling might help you and to book an appointment, please call me on 07500 475073 or email me here. You can also visit my counselling website at

  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Children / teenagers
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Neurodiversity
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sleep
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Young people and children
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