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Dip Counsellor MBACP(Registered)

About me

Hello,I am a qualified integrative counsellor providing support to individuals who may be having difficulties with relationships, self esteem, loss, anxiety, depression, addiction, abuse and many other issues. There are times in our life when we feel a little lost and feel stuck in a situation which seems impossible to go forward from. You may find that with the support of counselling you are empowered to make changes and have a better understanding of yourself in the process. I understand how difficult and sometimes frightening it can be when making the decision to seek counselling, so by reading my profile you have taken your first step forward.

Integrative Counselling means I use different therapeutic techniques to work holistically with you by listening to what you have to say and building a trusting therapeutic relationship. The therapy is led by you so you are able to bring to the sessions what you would like to explore. I can offer you empathy in a warm, safe non-judgmental and confidential environment, giving you the time and space to explore and work through past and presenting issues.

My therapeutic approach is about building the relationship using the three core conditions Empathy, Congruence and Unconditional Positive Regard. I use a person centred approach with clients when we are working in the here and now. I use a Psychodynamic approach when clients need to explore their past to unlock their core beliefs around their patterns of behaviour this helps the client to have a better understanding of their pattern of relating. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help clients manage  difficulties by changing the way they think and behave.

Training, qualifications & experience

My counselling experience consists of providing counselling support at a bereavement agency for parents/carers following the loss of a child. I have also provided counselling support at a centre for women who have suffered from Domestic Violence, Low Self Esteem and Mental Health difficulties. I have volunteered as a counsellor at a Carers organisation supporting people who are carers and the issues which arise from this. I previously offered wellbeing support in schools to young people within my role as a family support advisor.. I have worked within a counselling agency supporting children and young people experiencing depression anxiety and stress. I have also supported parents within this process offering parenting advice and support. I have delivered training to schools and organisations on how to support and develop positive mental health for young people.

  • Infant Loss Training (Accredited)
  • Certificate in online and telephone counselling
  • Trauma Training
  • Mental Health First Aid(England) LITE
  • Mental Health First Aid (England) Youth Instructor Training (ACCREDITED)
  • Couple Dynamic Counselling
  • BACP Registration Member
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP)
  • Supporting Families Facing Loss (Associated with children's illness and disabilities)
  • Certificate in Counselling Theory (BACP)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (BACP)
  • Introduction to Counselling (BACP)
  • Certificate in Therapeutic Play Therapy (children)
  • Registered with the ICO (information commissioners Office)
  • Indemnity Insurance
  • Enhanced DBS Check

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.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety
Trauma
Depression
Relationship Difficulties
Low Self Esteem/Confidence Building
Loss 

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Fees

From £35.00 to £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 Per Hour (Individual Session)
£60 Per Hour ( Couple Counselling)




If you have any questions or queries please contact me via email or phone. If I am unable to take your call please leave a message with your details and a time which is convenient for you so I can call you back. Thank you.

          


When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 8am until 5pm. Fridays from 9am until 2pm. 

Further information

I run my private practice from home in a quite, peaceful, warm and a confidential space.
Free on street parking
Nearest stations Welling, Abbey Wood and Bexleyheath
Bus routes 422, B11 and 96

I also offer Zoom and phone counselling sessions

Welling, Kent, DA16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom