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Life doesn't get any easier does it? Juggling work, relationships and family can be stressful and confusing, leaving us feeling emotionally drained.

Sometimes the harder we work to please others, the tougher we are on ourselves. This can make us feel less than good enough.

Deeper feelings of anxiety, sadness and anger are painful and scary, so we become very good at burying them until they build up and overwhelm us. I know it can feel scary to open up about things but you don’t have to worry, we can go at your pace. If you are experiencing feelings that are hard to manage, feeling overwhelmed by pressures at work or no longer feeling happy at home, I can help you.

I am a person centred counsellor and registered member of the BACP,  with particular experience working with anxiety, low self esteem and anger in both children and adults. I also specialise in bereavement support, helping my clients cope with life after loss, working closely with the charity Holding on Letting Go.

I offer both long and short term counselling and have a flexible approach to the way I work. This means we can tailor our sessions to suit your specific needs and requirements.

When counselling my younger clients, I work in a number of local Kent primary schools from a fully equipped therapy space in Sittingbourne. Here, your child will have access to a range of creative resources which will help them to process and express their feelings.

What can you expect?

During our sessions, I will listen to you carefully and try to understand the world from your perspective. You will have a safe space to reflect on the feelings you have about yourself and understand how these deep rooted opinions, along with your life experiences, have affected your self confidence and influenced the way you relate to others.

By unpicking these aspects of yourself, you can begin to heal what is painful and discard or reframe beliefs that have been holding you back!

Having the opportunity to support someone who has finally allowed themselves some time to rest and recover is a real privilege and the reason I do what I do. Get in touch if you’d like me to help you too!

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 2- Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Level 3- Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 4-Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Parent/Carer Group Facilitator for Holding On Letting Go children's bereavement charity.
  • 1:1 Support Worker for Holding On Letting Go
  • Emotional Worker with EDIFY, supporting children in schools.

Additional Qualifications

  • PGCE- Primary Teaching
  • BA hons- English Literature and Philosophy

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer an initial telephone introduction discuss what are you are looking for from counselling and to give you the chance to ask any questions about how we might work together.

50 minute online/telephone session- £45

50 minute children’s session at your child’s school- £45

50 minute children’s session from my counselling room at Grid House in Sittingbourne- £45

I have a limited number of slots available at a lower rate so please enquire if you feel the full session fee is a block to accessing therapy.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday 7pm - 9pm

Tuesday-7pm-9pm

Wednesday-5pm-9pm

Thursday-9am-9pm

Friday-9:30am-9pm

Weekends- On request

Published articles

Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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