I have 15 years of experience counselling individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. I hold a Master's Degree and a Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from Reading University, a leader in mental health training.
I have worked within the NHS and in private practice, helping adults with a wide range of difficulties, using the psychodynamic approach. This technique illuminates how earlier experiences may have shaped and affected the way we approach life and relationships, helping us to understand ourselves better and find a way forward towards leading a more fulfilled life. It is suitable whether it is a recent problem that brings you to counselling or perhaps earlier life events.
I have also worked as an integrative therapist within a school setting, a charity and in private practice. In addition, I have specialist experience in helping people who have experienced addictions or have addiction related problems and have implemented the 12-step programme.
I provide a confidential, supportive and non-judgemental environment to help with a range of difficulties that can arise in life, such as:
- stress or anxiety
- depression or a general feeling of unhappiness
- relationships (partner, family or workplace)
- a crisis or life transition
- loss or bereavement
- eating disorders
- bullying or abuse
- feelings of anger
- low self worth or confidence
- addictions or related issues.
My private practice is conveniently located in central Tunbridge Wells on the Pantiles. It is on the Lower Ground Floor of Royal Victoria House and is easily accessible via a lift or stairs, there is plenty of parking close by.
I also practice in Hawkhurst as well as offering online sessions. I hold an ACTO approved Diploma in Online Counselling, which is an essential qualification in this field.
What to do next?
Please call or email to arrange an initial consultation. I also offer a free informal telephone discussion to talk about what brings you to counselling.
Telephone: 07502 577397 (this is an answer phone so please leave a message telling me when it will be convenient for me to call you back).
Training, qualifications & experience
Master's Degree in Counselling (Psychodynamic) - University of Reading.
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (BACP accredited, Level 7) - University of Reading.
Pre-clinical training in Counselling - University of Reading.
Certificate in Counselling young people.
Diploma in Online Counselling - ACTO approved (Association for counselling and therapy online).
I am committed to on-going Continued Professional Development (CPD).
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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
£60.00 per session
I offer a free initial telephone discussion.
£60 per 50 minute session. The initial consultation also costs £60 and lasts around an hour.
If you are not earning or are unable to pay the full fee, please call and enquire about the possibility of a reduced fee.
I see individuals for an agreed period of time to work on something in particular, or more longer term to work on deeper issues.
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