I care passionately about the needs of my clients in order to empower you to move forwards in your life wherever you path is currently at.
Life is sometimes full of difficulties and uncertainties, we can feel overwhelmed by stress, loss, addictions, problems in our workplace or home life to name a few. I am a qualified therapist, registered under the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and I am able to work with you without often the long waiting lists of the NHS. I offer both counselling generally shorter term and psychotherapy to enable you to understand yourself on a deeper level, improve emotional intelligence and move forwards from wherever you are to support you and aid you to finding the answers within. Clients come to see me with a range of issues including but not limited to; depression, burnout, stress management, anxiety including OCD, body dysmorphia, marriage/relationship problems, eating disorders, anger problems, gender issues including those transitioning to the opposite sex, childhood trauma & adult trauma, rape, living with a mental health diagnosis or awaiting a psychological referral, confidence issues, redundancy, those in foster care or foster career families, domestic abuse and work related stress.
As well as my private practice I currently work at MIND, a University setting and I have experience working at an educational college with students and adults.
I am integrative practitioner and have an extensive knowledge of a wide range of approaches. My work includes several psychological theories including the Psychodynamic approach, Humanistic, Person Centred, cognitive behavioural therapy and the Existential Approach. At times I may draw upon some other models such as Gestault. I feel privileged to have trained integratively as I feel passionately about the uniqueness of each individual. One style of therapy may be suitable for you but not as much for another individual. Being an integrative practitioner, I can ensure that the therapeutic approach is flexible to suit your needs. I believe that each individual is unique and that you know yourself best. I work alongside you in a non-judgemental, friendly approach to nurture and empower you in facing battles, working through complex issues, increasing self-awareness, utilising, and recognising your potential and strengths and setting goals for the future. It can be difficult to understand the root cause of your problems and I work alongside my clients in a holistic manner in a safe environment to help facilitate this.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have met BACP and NHS educational standards having trained at the only counselling and psychotherapy training centre based within the NHS which trains students to BACP accredited standard. I abide by the BACP code of ethics and conducts at all times whilst offering individual Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- Certificate of Higher Education in Primary Education from Canterbury Christ Church University
- Qualified Mental Health First Aider (MHFA)
- Children and Young People Mental Health Course (MHFA)
- Child Protection in Education
- Mental Wellbeing in Children & Young People (Young Minds, EduCare)
- Safeguarding Adults & Children Training –2019 and May 2020
- Understanding and Working with Attachment – Kent Counselling Services
- General Data Protection Regulations GDPR Compliance
- Equality & Diversity & Lone Working
- Working Therapeutically With Dreams Part One and Two
- Private Practice Conference– Loss: What Does Life Mean for Me Now?
- Domestic Violence – Supporting clients who are victims of domestic violence
- Search for A Secure Base
- I don’t think you’d be interested in me. Working with children and families
- The Aetiology Of Attachment Disorders
- Walk and Talk Therapy Training Course
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 - £50 per 50 minute session
I also offer a sliding concessional scale for individuals on low incomes or who are unable to work due to health conditions.
Please contact me for a confidential free consultation where we can see if we would be a good match to work with each other. If I am with a client and can't pick up your call please leave me a voicemail or text and I will get back to you within 24 hours.