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Tunbridge Wells. Recognised therapist with health insurers

About me

I am an experienced and accomplished counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. I have been in practice for 21 years as an individual and group therapist in private hospital and private practice settings.  I have specific experience working effectively in mental health with such issues as anxiety, health anxiety, post natal depression and addiction.  I practice privately from a comfortable professional setting in Tunbridge Wells and Harley Street, Central London.


I work as an integrative therapist who offers empathy and compassion in a non-judgemental environment.  I am influenced by Humanistic approaches to counselling such as person-centred, T.A and Gestalt. I have additional training to work specifically with Ego-states, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and training to work with OCD using CBT. I am also a qualified clinician of Logotherapy.

I am familiar with the 12-steps when working with addiction(s). I believe (and evidence suggests) that the working relationship between the therapist and the client determines how effective and successful the therapy becomes.

I provide counselling for anxiety, work-related stress, stress, generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, panic attacks, panic disorder, bullying, bereavement, anger, couples counselling, relationship issues, jealousy, addiction(s), affairs and betrayals, generalised anxiety disorder, post-natal depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, psychosomatic, bi-polar and alcoholism.

I can accept clients who self-fund or via an insurance policy such as Cigna, AXA-Health, Allianz, Aviva, WPA, and other insurers. Clients with Bupa cover will normally require a GP referral letter in order for the cover to be granted.

Sessions last for 50 minutes.  The first session explores what the work is and we agree on how we might work together.  Usually we agree when a review session takes place (usually after 4 sessions) which is an honest discussion about how the therapy is going, subsequently, we make an agreement for time-limited, open-ended or long-term therapy.

If I cannot help you on enquiry, I shall do my best to refer you to a trusted other who practices within (or outside) my practice. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Additional experience: Running anxiety groups for Virgin Atlantic's Flying without Fear, receive referrals from BLISS (Premature Baby Charity), have set up voluntary counselling service for sufferers (and family members/carers of) of Chronic Illness.

I have previous been a lecturer CPCAB counselling courses at levels 3, 4 & 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, with the person-centred approach as its' core model for several years.  I have also taught L6 Diploma in Supervision (for counsellors, psychotherapists and allied professionals).

I have been a reviser of AQA exam papers and was a developer and reviewer of counselling papers with AIM Awards both at levels 2 through to level 6; and have contributed test questions to the BACP Certificate of Proficiency.

I hold a Diploma in Supervision and have 15 years experience working with Supervisees of varying modalities and experience levels i.e trainee counsellors, established therapists, supervisors, and Psychiatrists that use therapeutic interventions.

Currently, I provide Consultant Supervision to several sign language interpreters - although not a signer myself, I supervise them on how they supervise. I also provide supervision to psychiatrists who use counselling skills in their work or specific therapeutic interventions.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling worked with:

Corporate
Jealousy
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Burn Out
Panic Attacks
Personal Development
Students (who require individual counselling as part of training).
Somatisation
Co-dependency
Stress
Confidence
Self esteem
Self worth

Fees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • WPA

Additional information

Tunbridge Wells £85

Harley Street £95 

Fees under private health insurance will differ depending on my agreement with the insurers. You may be required to pay for the session and submit your receipts to your insurance company.

If I cannot help you on enquiry, I shall do my best to refer you to a trusted other who practices within (or outside) my practice. 

Further information

If I am unable to see you for whatever the reason, I will always try to signpost you to someone that might be able to assist you, either within my own practice, or with a trusted other, outside of the practice.

SPA House, 18 Upper Grosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2EP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person

I practice the theoretical, philosophical and practical aspects of Supervision and have offered this service for psychotherapists, counsellors, supervisors and allied health professionals for 10 years.

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