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Dip.CP, MBACP

About me

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

Qualifications
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
Equine Therapy
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.

Member organisations

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

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

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.

When I work

Due to COVID 19 sessions are currently limited so please enquire for information regarding availability. All COVID safety procedures are followed and policy available on booking.

Bassetts, Maidstone Road, Horsmonden, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 8HQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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