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BA (Sport Science with Psychology), Dip. Couns., Reg MBACP

About me

In light of current events I am offering online therapy and telephone support at a reduced rate.

There are numerous reasons a person might decide to seek counselling, at any stage of their lives; each reason is valid and unique to the individual.  There might be issues relating to unresolved traumas from the past, or it might be that day-to-day pressures have become challenging and are affecting you.  Whatever your reason, it can be helpful to have a therapist who can work with you to explore your concerns, offering you a deeper understanding of yourself, which can help you move forward.

I would like to acknowledge how this process of seeking help, might be daunting; especially if you have not engaged in counselling previously, or if you have not yet found the right 'fit' with a counsellor.  Embarking on this search might be a strange or exciting adventure, and I would like to reassure you, as much as possible, any feelings of anxiety or confusion around choosing a counsellor/therapist, is natural.

Selecting a counsellor or therapist, who is right for you, can be as important as choosing the right pair of shoes; it helps if there is a comfortable ‘fit’ to establish a healthy, therapeutic relationship.

How I Work:

I am a qualified and registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to the ethical guidelines and standards, as set out by the BACP, which assures clients of a high standard of professional care.  I work integratively, with each individual clients’ needs at the forefront of the therapeutic work.

I have worked in varying counselling environments, such as private practice (working with a wide variety of concerns and issues); bereavement and loss; and alcohol and drug rehabilitation. As part of ongoing training and self-development I regularly attend training days and workshops.

During the week, I run my private practice from Sevenoaks, where there is ample off-street parking; a bus stop; and the location is nearby both the high street and mainline station. I offer daytime and evening counselling and psychotherapy sessions - I would encourage you to contact me for more specific availability; according to your requirements.

I provide a safe, warm and welcoming therapeutic space in which you can explore your concerns, grow and develop, at your own pace.  Asking for help demonstrates strength, courage and respect for oneself.  

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Training, qualifications & experience

Education:

BA (Sports Science) with Psychology

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling

CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

BACP Registered Member

CPD Days:

Understanding Psychosis, Schizophrenia & Personality Disorders - Madison Amy Webb

Relational Depth in Counselling & Psychotherapy - Mick Cooper

2020 Suicide Prevention Summit: an Online Conference - Mental Health Academy

How to do Online Counselling: A Coronavirus Primer - BACP/Open University

Sudden and Traumatic Death - Cruse

A Child's Grief - Cruse

Working Creatively - Hospice

Suicide: A Practitioner's Perspective - Hospice

Supervision and How it Helps My Client Work - Cruse

Reflective Practice - Hospice

Working with Children - Fegans 5 Day Course

Awareness in Bereavement Care Training (Ascentis) – through Cruse Bereavement Care.

I currently run a private practice in Sevenoaks and have volunteered with Hospice in the Weald, Cruse Bereavement Care, Bromley Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services and Kent Counsellng for Schools.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

COVID-19 Fees for Online Counselling:

During lockdown and the current COVID-19 restrictions I am offering reduced fees for online therapy at £45 per session. Each session lasts 50 minutes.

Individual Face-to-Face Counselling Fees:

The initial session is £40 and lasts approximately 35 - 45mins, thereafter, each weekly session will be 50 minutes in duration, at a fee of £55.

Reduced Fees:

It is important to me to ensure my practice is inclusive and therefore, I offer concessionary rates, based on individual circumstances, and for students.

Payment is made by cash, or by bank transfer on the day of the session.

When I work

Please e-mail me for more specific availability. Weekdays and evenings available.

Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme