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Therapeutic Counsellor MBACP

About me

In  our modern and often complex world pressures can be overwhelming. Whether you are feeling helpless & stuck; having difficulty making sense of your emotions or struggling to find a clear path forward; Counselling might be right for you.

I am an experienced Counsellor and will offer you robust support as you explore your emotional conflicts and concerns; patterns of behaviour and negative thought processes. The process of counselling aims to enhance self awareness, thereby enabling choice and facilitating change.  My role is to support you to better understand your unique experience of the world using a range of therapies to help you to work towards your desired outcomes.

I provide individual therapy for young people and adults, and Supervision for Counsellors, Trainee Counsellors and Pastoral Teams in schools.

My counselling room is based in Lenham, Kent and is easily accessible from the Maidstone, Ashford & surrounding areas.

Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available.

I am a Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and as such I adhere to its ethical guidelines for good practice

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 6 Certificate Counselling Supervision (2017)
  • Advanced Certificate in Couples Counselling (2008)
  • PG Diploma Integrative Counselling (2007)

My theoretical orientation is Integrative

I have additional specialist training and experience of working with children and teenagers in a school setting

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

young people/adolescents
Marriage guidance and preparation

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fee for Counselling services is £50.00

Sessions are for 50 minutes. Number and frequency of sessions will be assessed & negotiated on an individual basis.

Please click on my Supervisor's profile link to see my fees for Supervision services

When I work

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Further information

Counselling will offer you care and support as you explore your emotional conflicts and concerns; patterns of behaviour and negative thought processes. The process of counselling aims to enhance your self awareness, thereby enabling choice and facilitating change.

I will undertake an initial assessment session whereby we can explore your individual needs.  From here we will implement a 'plan' tailored specifically for you, this may be short or long term and will include regular review sessions to ensure the work remains focussed and on track.

Individual sessions are for 50 minutes

Contact me on 07834 838176 or if you'd prefer, email me for further information or to arrange an initial assessment session.

Lenham, Maidstone, Kent, ME17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My premises are wheelchair accessible. Please do speak with me about your individual requirements as I may be able to offer an outreach service whereby I travel to you

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I am a qualified Supervisor with 10 years experience of facilitating Counselling Supervision to Trainee & Qualified Counsellors and school based pastoral and wellbeing teams.

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