Hi, thank you for looking at my profile.
Looking for the best counsellor for you can be a daunting experience, however it is really important. I therefore offer the first session for free allowing you the opportunity to decide if I am someone you feel you can talk to.
My aim is to be a companion rather than an expert on your journey of self-exploration. My belief is every person has within them the potential and drive to be the best they can be and the ability to resolve their own problems to change their lives in a positive way if given the right conditions to do so.
How can counselling help
Sometimes, it is not easy to discuss issues with family or friends. Counselling can give you the opportunity to talk about issues or problems you may be facing in a safe and supportive environment. It can provide you with the space to grow and become the person you are meant to be. Counselling can also help you overcome difficulties, develop your self-awareness, make sense of your thoughts and feelings and have more control in your life.
I aim to do this in a non-judgemental way, listening and understanding with empathy. To provide the right support to suit your needs, assist you through your specific problems, help you build your self-confidence, improve your self-esteem and feel more able to manage life circumstances.
What happens next?
Once you have contacted me I will be in touch either by email or phone to arrange a suitable time for meeting.
What to expect in your first session
This first meeting will be approximately half hour and is free of charge. We will do an assessment to discuss your needs and the problems you feel you would like to work through. You can then decide if you wish to have further sessions with me.
Further sessions will be arranged for a mutually convenient time and are either weekly or fortnightly. I offer focused short-term work and in-depth open-ended therapy. Your counselling sessions will last for 50 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
I am a qualified Humanistic counsellor and I work in a person-centred manner. I have several years experience working for Community Counselling Services in Canterbury, working with a wide spectrum of clients, as well as personal experience of life, with all its different challenges!
I offer support with issues including anxiety, stress, depression, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders, relationship issues, menopause, trauma, abuse, self-harm, addiction, bereavement and loss.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I am bound by BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
As a practicing counsellor I have regular supervision and undertake CPD. I have a current Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) and hold professional insurance.
I look forward to meeting you.
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
£30 per 50 minute session
Home visits available within local area