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MBACP

About me

Do you have never-ending 'Mum guilt'?

Or are you a father who is missing their family after a relationship breakdown?

Or are you suffering from burn out caring for a relative?

Do you keep making the same mistakes which lead to problems and arguments in the home?

Looking after others can be draining and stressful. This can lead you to feel anxious, depressed, angry, unworthy, lonely or unloved. Talking things over with a trained professional outside of your family and friends can help you to find clarity, feel calmer, more in control, help you to make decisions without feeling guilty and give you a sense of self worth and  purpose. You are important; not just as a parent or carer but as a person in your own right.

I offer affordable counselling online via Zoom or WhatsApp video call or over the phone. Please feel free to phone me or email me to arrange a free informal chat and to answer any questions you may have about how I can help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

 I have experience working for the NHS, a local Children's Centre (with parents) and in my own Private Practice supporting adults both long and short term.

I also have personal experience as a single parent and caring for a family member with a brain injury.

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

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I offer online or telephone counselling for £40 a session (50 minutes), concessions are available to those on low income.

When I work

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Further information

I work online or over the telephone. I find that this helps to keep my costs down meaning I can charge affordable fees.  Working remotely can also be helpful for people who lead busy lives. You do not have to factor in travel time on top of the 50 minute session time and can access counselling in the comfort of your own home. This is especially helpful if you are feeling overwhelmed or anxious and prefer the comfort of your own familiar surroundings.

Rochester, Kent, ME1

Type of session

Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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