"Stepping towards a Healthy Emotional Wellbeing"
Hi, A warm welcome to my profile. I provide a safe and confidential space dependent upon your needs. For example, counselling can be a way of finding alternative coping strategies to deal with problems when our usual ones are not sufficient, and a chance to explore how we repeat patterns of behaviour that may not be helpful to us. Sometimes, when we have difficult worries or problems we can feel angry, upset, confused or feel really down, and talking to a counsellor about these difficulties can bring some relief.
I am an accredited psychotherapeutic therapist and my approach is integrative. This means I believe that no single therapeutic approach is enough to address the individual needs of the client. Therefore, I integrate different therapeutic techniques, as well as working with the dynamics of the counselling relationship.
I have over 12 years experience as a counsellor, and I work with young people and adults, both in my private practice and in education. For 7 years, I offered a confidential counselling service to students and tutors at Plumpton College and more recently worked in primary and secondary school settings for a charity called CXK, as an Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner.
As well as this I see individuals and couples in my private practice and work in Crawley Down Health Centre one day a week and Tunbridge Wells on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
I provide a high quality confidential short and long term counselling practice dependent upon your needs.
I am an accredited member of BACP and work in accordance with their code of ethics and practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited member of BACP
BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Person-centred, Psychodynamic and Gestalt)
Bereavement & Loss
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals £60 per session
Couples £80 per session
Concessions and sliding scales available to student counsellors and dependent upon personal circumstances.
I work flexible hours and offer evening appointments Monday - Thursday.
Initially, I will invite you to discuss and assess your situation and what you may hope to gain from the counselling. Together, we can both decide whether counselling is right for you, if we can both work together and agree an appropriate plan of therapy for you.
Counselling sessions are usually weekly and last 50 minutes for individual clients and an 1 hr for couples counselling, at a mutually agreed time.