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Dip.Integrative Counsellor

About me

Counselling is a talking therapy that aims to improve an individuals well-being.  I will gently guide you to create  the changes you wish for yourself, as I believe you are the expert on yourself.  There are no expectations to be anybody other than you!

I work short or long term with clients and this will be regularly reviewed to ensure you, the client, are beginning to understand and process your own emotional wellbeing difficulties.

I provide a comfortable, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to explore at your own pace, feelings and thoughts you my be struggling with.

My aim is to help  individuals gain emotional strength  and a greater sense of self in a supportive and empathic environment, where you are heard, understood and fully accepted for who you are.

Making the first call can be daunting, I know because I had to do it myself, but please feel assured that once you have your journey of making sense of your own life will begin.

I use an integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy and this means that I will draw upon more than one theory throughout our work together. This is because I believe that what works with one person within therapy may not be the best approach for someone else. The integrative model allows therapy to be flexible and adaptable in line with each clients  personal needs and expectations.

Training, qualifications & experience

Cruse Bereavement Counselling - 1998

Interpsyche Level 5 Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner - Post Graduate Diploma - University of Surrey 2015

Case Management Supervision IAPT - University of Surrey 2016

I worked within a mental health charity from 2004 - 2019 in a management capacity and therefore have extensive knowledge of various mental health issues and how to support them.

Member organisations

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bullying

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

60 minutes face to face or zoom

Fees on application 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

Common subjects that can be explored are:

Anxiety

Depression

Stress

Bereavement

Relationship Issues

Loss

Sadness

Anger Management

Emotional Abuse

Affairs & Betrayals

Bullying

Family Issues

Work related issues

Low Self Esteem

Confidence Issues

Physical Abuse

Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7

Gravesend, Kent, DA12

Type of session

In person
Online