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MBACP[Accred], Advanced Diploma Therapeutic Counselling

About me

I have been a counsellor for 15 years and have worked in primary care [general], social services [crisis intervention], cruse [bereavement issues] and the probation and prison services [forensic work]. I have been in private practice for the last 5 years.


I work humanistically and I also use ideas and techniques from other approaches (eg CBT) if this would suit the client. I am particularly interested in attachment issues and how our early years influence our adult behaviours and lifestyles.


I offer a safe and confidential space for clients to explore their issues whether they are brought to therapy by a particular dilemma or a more general dissatisfaction with life. The  relationship between client and therapist is very important for the work and therefore I suggest that clients use the first session to make some assessment of the relationship potential. If it doesn't feel right don't feel embarrassed to say so and try another therapist.

I also work as supervisor of both individuals and groups.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
Advanced Diploma in Forensic Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma in Supervision
Certificate: Working with Trauma
Certificate CBT
Certificate Neuroscience for Therapists
Cruse//Hospice Bereavement Programme

Accredited Member BACP [Registered]

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

forensic counselling

Fees

Additional information

£50 per counselling session
£50 per individual supervision session
£60 per couple session

£35 for students

When I work

Tonbridge: Tues,Thurs from 10am into early afternoon Maidstone: Wednesday am (currently)

Further information

I am a few minutes walk from Tonbridge Station.

Also now in central Maidstone on Wednesday mornings.

Tonbridge, Kent, TN9

Maidstone, Kent, ME14

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person
Phone

My basic approach is humanistic but I incorporate models and ideas from other approaches to suit the client.

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