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MBACP, RMN

About me

If you've got problems, I can help..

I am currently offering sessions online and face to face.

As a therapist I am happiest when I'm genuinely able to make a difference for someone and help them feel better. I have had a great deal of experience of working with many different people, each one of them with their own unique story, and their own way of seeing the world, each one of them also with the problems that sometimes arise for all of us as human beings trying to live the best we can.

Maybe you feel anxious and don't know why?

Perhaps you've had things happen in your past that still seem to be affecting your life now?

The problems that many of us have aren't our fault, they are often due to how the human brain works.

Our brains, despite what we may sometimes think, are not all that helpful sometimes, and can be a bit out of date for the world we live in!

Our brains try their best to look after us and protect us but they are not always effective and instead can cause us pain and distress.  Understanding what  is happening and why can help you to change your feelings and emotions for the better.

I sucessfully work with many issues but have particular knowledge and expertise in issues arising from trauma, PTSD and anxiety.

How?

I use findings from neuroscience coupled with an Integrative Counselling approach, which includes EMDR, to help you sort things out.


I can help you understand why you feel as you do, explain what your brain is doing and show you ways to change that.

I offer support with your current situation and will work with you to help you find solutions to the things you want to change in your life.

I don't just sit there and listen, I see the counselling relationship as a dynamic one, in which we both take part.

I specialise in trauma but have experience with a wide range of issues including anxiety, not feeling good enough,  relationship problems and depression amongst others. I can also help with anxieties stemming from lockdown such as fear of crowds and lockdown induced agoraphobia which is a normal,  but unwanted,  reaction to being shut up in our homes.

I am constantly updating my knowledge through research and academic work. At the moment I am working privately and also with two charities, which I really enjoy.

What next?

I realise that contacting a therapist can be scary (I remember when I had to see one as part of my training!), and I will do my best to put you at ease. I'm a warm and approachable person. So call for a chat first at no charge and sound me out!

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

DipHe Mental Health.

EMDR 

Member organisations

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

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £50.00 to £120.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

When I work

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I am available Monday evenings... Tuesdays all day and Wednesdays till early evening. I may occasionally have spaces at other times depending on other charity work commitments. 

Herne Bay, Kent, CT6

Hove, East Sussex, BN3

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Skype