I am a fully accredited member of BACP and am also a member of UKCP. I have many years experience of working as a Senior Psychological Therapist within Doctors Surgeries across Kent.
I offer a thirty minute initial consultation for £15 and after this my fee is £50 per counselling session. The initial appointment is to assess if it would beneficial to work together. I am happy to refer onto a different therapist or organisation if this would be more appropriate for you.
I am able to offer evening and week day appointments.
The therapy I offer is based on an Integrative approach which means that I tailor the therapy to suit your needs, integrating different theoretical models to do this.I have years of experience working with people with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship difficulties, loss, bereavement and many other issues.
I am also a qualified EMDR practitioner. This is a specialist therapy for people who have experienced trauma at any point in their lives, it is a recommended treatment from NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) guidelines for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I am also qualified in 'Counselling for Depression', a NICE recommended treatment.
I aim to provide an understanding, supportive and respectful environment where issues can be openly addressed.
I am happy for you to text or email a message, alternatively you could leave a message on my answer phone. I always aim to respond the same
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP (Accred.) Accredited member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Member of UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
UKRCP (United Kingdom Register of Counselling and Psychotherapists) Registered Indendendent Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Cert. Counselling - 2001
Cert. Bereavement Counselling - 2003
Cert. Counselling Children and Adolescents - 2004
Diploma in Counselling - 2005
Cert. Introduction to Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy - 2007
IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapy) supervision training - 2009
EMDR - 2010 - (Specialist Trauma Therapy)
Counselling for Depression - 2011 (Recommended treatment for depression from NICE guidelines)
MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy - 2013
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a thirty minute initial consultation for £15 and after this my fee is £50 per session.
Weekdays and evening appointments.