Depression, anxiety, loss and grief, bad habits or addiction, relationship difficulties, or just a sense of life not working for you. I see people in therapy for a wide range of problems, and work from the premise that we have internal resources to flourish in life - and that these may be blocked in any number of ways. I believe therapy should help us to identify and take down the barriers that keep us from the life we desire.
Whilst it is not a panacea, nor the only way to resolve personal struggles, therapy does have the capacity to positively change the trajectory of a life. As such, I take seriously the responsibility of working with you, and I am driven to help you find your solutions.
Having spent over twenty years working in the mental health field, I offer professional and discrete counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples in Sevenoaks and Rochester. I also provide online video sessions.
Please feel free to contact me - by phone, email or text - to discuss your situation. When enquiring, please let me know if you are looking for face-to-face or online sessions, and which practice you would like to attend (Sevenoaks or Rochester).
Please visit website www.blbupchurch.co.uk for further detail.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I hold MBACP status (verifiable on BACP website), the recommended standard when seeking a therapist or counsellor.
- Diploma in integrative counselling 2010-2013.
- I worked in the fields of substance misuse and psychiatry for over twenty years, as a qualified mental health nurse (RNMH).
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I see adults (18 years and upwards) and couples for face-to-face sessions in premises in Sevenoaks (TN13) and Rochester High Street (ME1). I also offer online video sessions, via Zoom.
Weekday appointments - £60 per session (60 minutes)
Weekends - £65 per session (60 minutes)
Online video sessions, via Zoom - £50 per session (60 minutes)
Weekday and weekend appointments - £80 per session (60 minutes)
Flexible appointment times, including daytime, evenings and weekends.