Therapy is all about you - what you need, your choices, your thoughts and feelings. I put you front and centre of our work together. I work with issues such as, anxiety, loss, relationship issues, low self esteem, childhood trauma and depression. I have a real passion for my counselling work and provide a professional, informed, effective and ethical practice.
I work with adults, couples, children and young people - helping to raise awareness and understanding, while offering a supportive environment. By working at your pace with a strong therapeutic relationship, together we can work towards you making changes in your life and/or help you understand yourself more. I am here to listen to your story and work with you to help you look at the choices you have.
All initial sessions are free whether I am meeting an individual, a couple or the parent/guardian of a child who may require counselling. During this session we can discuss what brings you to counselling at this time - and your thoughts on the outcome of counselling. I will also discuss the practicalities of the sessions. This meeting gives us an opportunity to see if we can work together.
When you read information published by counsellors - I imagine that it becomes difficult to separate us from each other and make a choice. What makes me different? I have had several professions - working as a teacher, a police officer and for over 13 years working in Public Relations at a senior level with blue chip companies - before re-training as a counsellor. I have specialist qualifications and/or experience in counselling children and young people as well as couples and supervision and now in EMDR. And I have been named as Leading Specialist in Children's Counselling 2018 by Global Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals and I have been a trustee for my professional organisation the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Training, qualifications & experience
Founder of the Find You...Be You Counselling Team
Associate of Royal Society of Medicine
Bachelor of Education (Hons)
BACP Advanced Diploma (Humanistic) Counselling (Accredited)
Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
Training in Supervision
Adv. Certificate in Couples Counselling
Eating Disorders Trained
Sexual Abuse Awareness Trained
Trauma Awareness Trained
MBACP - Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
CYYP - Member of Childrens and Young People Division of the BACP
CPCAB Tutor Diploma Level/Supervision Level
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Childhood Sexual Abuse
Concessions offered for
The initial session is FREE.
£45 - children
£45 - trainee counsellors
£50 - Individual counselling from 16 years.
£70 - supervisees 90 min
£60 - couples counselling
I have two free places available for clients who may not be able to meet the stated payments - please enquire via email - both currently filled
Monday to Friday from 08.30 hrs to last appointment 20.00 hrs.
I am a qualified person-centred counsellor having completed an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, as well as embarking on a post-qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People. I have obtained qualifications in Couples counselling and undertaken training in Supervision.
Since qualifying I have continued to develop my experience and have undertaken several training courses to support my work, including, more recently a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training model. I have a thriving private practice, counselling adults, children, teenagers and couples as well as experience working with children in schools in the Kent area and in GP practices. I supervise both management, counsellors and volunteer groups working with key workers.
I have also volunteered for Family Matters, a charity, that counsels adults who have been sexually abused in childhood, the organisation and its volunteers were recognised in the Kent County Council Volunteering Excellence Awards.
I have been a schoolteacher, police officer and worked in Public Relations for several Blue Chip companies as well as having my own Public Relations business. I have also held volunteer positions for Victim Support, the Fire-Setters Counselling Group in Nottinghamshire, Childline, MIND and the Tonbridge Volunteer Be-friending Service and as a Critical Incident Debriefer for the Kent Fire and Rescue Service.