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MSc, UKCP, BACP

About me

I believe that we all have the knowledge and resources to: become unstuck, heal, experience life fully and face life’s adversities and joys. However, we may not feel that we are realising this potential and that talking to a counsellor/therapist will help. In my practice I aim to provide a space to explore these issues and concerns and to support you to make sense of them. I will not impose labels on your, but will provide a space of exploration that is supportive and safe.

I am an experienced practitioner who is registered and accredited with two professional bodies. I work with adults and draw upon an integrative training; which enables me to offer a multi-disciplinary, unique and tailored approach to therapy.I see our work together as part of a collaborative process that sees you and your experiences as unique.

I have a lot of experience working with a range of people and mental health issues. I work in way that attempts to honour your experience and to provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment to help you explore what brings you to therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Approach:
I work in an integrative and person led way, this means that I aim to honour your experience without imposing labels or assumptions on this. Together we work to understand your experience and to place it within a context that makes sense to you; this might include your development, history, current relationships and/or specific traumas. I will support you in this exploration and draw upon my trainings to help in this process. My trainings enable me to be informed by integrative, existential, psychoanalytic and person-centred approaches.

Qualifications & Training:

Pg Cert Clinical Supervision
MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy University of Roehampton
Certificate in Counselling Skills, Westminster Pastoral Foundation

Experience:
I have worked in private, non-profit and charity services (including Mind) for a number of years throughout Kent, London and Essex. As well as in private practice.

I am also an academic and a trainer running a clinical counsellor training at a college.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

UK Council for 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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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

Fees

Additional information

Individuals: £50
Couples: £70

When I work

I am able to offer weekday appointments during the day and evening.

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person
Online

I am a qualified supervisor having completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision at the University of Derby.

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