I offer support to help with a range of difficulties including; relationship issues, depression, anxiety (generalised and specific), low self esteem, anger management, bereavement, stress, bullying,panic disorder, work related issues, low self confidence.
Counselling helps you to achieve greater emotional happiness and positivity about yourself and the future, and gives you the opportunity to explore feelings, emotions, habits and difficulties in an accepting, non judgemental environment. It can help you solve difficulties that are having a negative impact and affecting enjoyment of life.
By offering personalised approach together with a thorough initial consultation I am able to help you accurately identify problem areas, and then use specific, appropriate interventions to facilitate improved emotional well being and happiness. We decide together the number of sessions that would be beneficial to achieve your goals and this is reviewed regularly with you. I always aim to complete the work in as least sessions as possible without compromising client well being.
I firmly believe we all have the inner resources to be able to work though any difficulties we experience, but need to be given the opportunity, time and support to do this, which is what counselling allows.
The relationship between myself and the people I work with is positive and respectful at all times. I offer counselling that is personal, individual, and carefully considered to match the the needs of each client I work with. During the initial meeting we can identify your aims and goals of therapy and discuss how we can meet those goals.
I work in an eclectic way, primarily using a person centred approach and using elements of other models, including cognitive behavioural, systemic and psychodynamic approaches. By working this way I am able to meet the needs of clients at all stages of the counselling/therapy process whilst enabling each person to feel safe, respected and valued.
I also use a variety of creative methods to help people who find creative ways of expressing themselves a more comfortable way of working. These include; sand trays, objects, pictures. I am also able to offer Equine Therapy sessions in conjunction with a registered charity.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrated Counselling and Psychotherapy ( Dip.Cp),
Open University 'Working with Fear and Sadness' (OU),
Certificate in Counselling Skills with Children and Young People(OCR)
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy (Dip.Hyp)
Diploma in Teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (OCN)
Advanced Skills for Supported Learning Certificate in Facilitating Social Communication
Additional CPD training
Transactions in the Sand
EMDR and Attachment
Working with Young People and Grief
Happiness and Well Being
I am a BACP registered counsellor working in private practice in Kent since 2008 and as a school counsellor at a Secondary School in Sussex since 2006. I also work as a volunteer counsellor for a Registered Charity Counselling Service based in Maidstone, Kent.
I have a Diploma in Integrated Counselling and Psychotherapy (Dip.CP) and an additional Counselling Skills Qualification in working with Children and Young People. I am also a qualified Hypnotherapist with a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy. I am a member of BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I have regular supervision to ensure I am always working in a safe, ethical way and to enable me to offer my clients the best possible support.
I have experience of working with clients, both adult and young people, addressing a number of issues including: stress, anxiety, panic disorder, sexuality issues, self harm, low self esteem, grief, anger management, eating disorder, confidence and relationship difficulties.
I am now also able to offer, in conjunction with a registered charity Equine Assisted Therapy sessions. Please contact me for more details about Equine Assisted Therapy and how it works.
I am DBS checked.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial consultation is free.
I offer flexible appointment times including evenings and weekends.
Each session after the inital one lasts approx 60 minutes and costs £40
I am able to offer concessions to some clients e.g. students and student therapists depending on personal circumstances. Please ask for further details about this scheme.
Payment is by BACS or cash at each session.