I work from a healthcare clinic in Hawkhurst and will be available there to see clients again from the 17th May. I am also very happy working online and on the telephone if face to face counselling is not what you are looking for.
My hope is that by working together and building a trusting relationship that you will come to understand yourself better and that I can support you to achieve the change you are looking for.
My training enables me to help you understand what's going on in your life and to refocus. Together we will look at things like your relationships with others, your sense of self, your body’s response to emotion and stress, and your life goals. I also use mindfulness as a part of my approach- this is a way of achieving a greater awareness and acceptance of yourself and what is around you.
As adults and children we are motivated to fulfil our potential but things often get in the way and divert us off course. Sometimes we discover that we have developed ways of being that no longer help us or beliefs that limit us and that we want to change. We might find this in our relationships with others, in the way we deal with different situations or we might just find that it is our sense of self that doesn’t feel quite right. If this is the case for you then I would like to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
What are my qualifications?
- MA Hons Edinburgh University
- PGCE London Institute of Education
- Diploma in Counselling, Wealden Institute, Crowborough, East Sussex
- Place2Be Training, London, EC1V 4LW
- TA 101 Training, Wealden Institute, Crowborough, East Sussex
- MBSR Mindfulness Training, Kilndown, Kent
- Foundation Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People.
I have been working as a counsellor for seven years and alongside private practice I work as a school counsellor. I am a Registered Member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere and abide by their ethical guidelines and Codes of Conduct which includes regular individual supervision. I am also fully insured.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I charge £50 for face to face or online/telephone sessions which last 50 minutes and I offer a limited number of concession spaces.
We can arrange an initial 50 minute meeting, without obligation, whether it is online, by telephone or face-to-face to see whether I can help and whether I am the right person for you. However I am happy to have a short chat on the telephone before our initial meeting if that is what you would like and I don't charge for this.
Payment is by Bacs payment on the day of the session.
I currently have some space on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Hawkhurst and on Mondays and Thursdays via Zoom or telephone.
With young children I work in a different and more collaborative way, with parents, teachers or carers; working to find the best possible way to support a child. This means that the first meeting usually includes parents or whoever is caring for the child. When working with younger children, although sessions are confidential, I like to keep an open line of communication with families throughout. My approach with children is mainly through creative work to help them express different experiences and feelings.