Finding the right counsellor can sometimes be difficult. A person who you can trust and relate to, who is able to provide a confidential space to safely explore difficult issues and meet the many challenges which have brought you to counselling.
As a qualified and experienced integrative practitioner, I look to establish a collaborative process which supports and enables my clients to begin to understand themselves, to get in touch with inner resources, to work through 'stuck' issues and to find effective ways to address difficulties, learn new ideas, skills and strategies to manage and/or resolve problems.
I have worked for many years in a variety of settings, including short term and enhanced health services, NHS, and private practice. I have particular experience in key issues such as, anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, obsessional behaviours and emotional intensity difficulties. I am able to offer open-ended and/or brief therapies to individuals, couples as well as group working to both adults and young people.
The real value is 'being heard and understood'.
For an initial consultation, please call or email me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling.
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
MBACP. Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (and adhere to their standards and ethical framework).
BACP Certificate of Proficiency.
Member of the Faculty for Health Care Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Additional Training and Professional Experience in:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques.
Brief Therapeutic approaches
Solution focused goal setting
Emotional Intensity Disorder.
Couples/ relationship work.
Violence and domestic abuse.
Disassociated Indentity disorder.
Enduring mental health issues.
The Recovery Star Model.
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
All sessions are a full 60 minutes.
Individual session - £35-00
Couple/Relationship Counselling - £35-00
Trainee Counsellors/Students - £30-00
Personal Health Budgets - By arrangement
EAP Referrals - By arrangement
Daytime,evening and some weekend appointments
My private practices are based in and around Ashford and Sittingbourne Kent.
Feel free to get in touch whatever your needs.