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MBACP (Accred) Counselling & Psychotherapy

About me

An experienced counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice, I offer therapy to individual adults, couples, young people and children.

Free initial consultation - deciding whether to have therapy and finding the right therapist for you are both very important decisions.  I offer a free informal 30-minute meeting where you can find out whether you are comfortable working with me, and I can make sure that I am the best person to help you with your difficulties.

I am an integrative therapist, which means that I am trained in several therapeutic models.  This gives me a wide range of tools from which to choose, and I tailor my approach to work in the most effective way with each individual client and the goals they wish to achieve.

My practice is in a tranquil and confidential setting in Tunbridge Wells. It is easily reached by both road and public transport and has convenient free parking.

I also offer therapy online via video sessions.

Counselling and psychotherapy are suitable for a wide range of issues, and some of the areas I have experience in are listed below.  My website (details above) has further details.

You are welcome to contact me in confidence by telephone, email or through my website if you would like to make an appointment or have any questions about how counselling or psychotherapy can help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), and have been in practice since qualification in 2006.

I opened my private practice in 2010, offering counselling and psychotherapy for adult individuals, couples, young people and children, and solution-focused skills coaching for parents and carers.

From 2004-10 I worked as a counsellor with a specialist provider of child and family counselling in a range of clinics and schools in Kent.  As a senior practitioner, I provided counselling to children, teenagers and adults, many with severe and complex difficulties.

  • Certificate in Couples Counselling 2014
  • Eating Disorders Training 2012
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Training 2008
  • Filial Play Coaching 2007
  • Diploma in Counselling 2006
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) 1992
  • BMus (Hons) 1985

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialism in solution-focused parenting skills coaching.

Fees

Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • Individuals (50 min session) £70
  • Couples (75 min session) £140

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples