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BSc (Hons) Dip Couns MBACP

About me

Your future depends on what you do in the present...........

Counselling offers you a safe, confidential, non-judgmental and caring space to explore issues, thoughts, emotions and feelings that have come about as a result of various life events. While we cannot change difficult situations of the past we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.

My aim is to help you understand what may be going on in your life, look at what you might like to change and empower you to do so. Being heard, understood and valued by another person can help to unlock our potential to change and grow. It can feel good to be free of the burdens that you originally came in to counselling to address.

As an integrative counsellor I am able to tailor my approach drawing on different elements of specific therapies such as person-centred, psychodynamic and CBT. As all people are unique the therapy will be tailored to suit your personality and preferences.

I run a private practice in Sevenoaks where I see adults and young people. In addition to my private practice I am the Lead Counsellor in a primary and two secondary schools in Kent. This is with Kent Counselling for Schools (KCS) and in this role I work on a 1 -1 basis and with groups.

I have previous experience in working in the NHS at a GP practice, Family Matters (UK Charity for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse), Eden Counselling and Place2Be in both primary and secondary schools.

My key motivation as a counsellor is to see people thrive and live life to the full. I have an enduring hope in the capacity of human beings to change and heal.

Wondering what walk and talk therapy is? Walk and talk therapy is something that I find to be very therapeutic with clients of all ages. Instead of sitting in front of your counsellor in a traditional therapy room, the counselling session takes place outdoors walking side by side.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications
BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling
BACP Accredited Certificate in Counselling
CPCAB Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children
Certificate in Working with Family Systems
Enhanced DBS

I also attend many CPD courses each year, some of these include:
Training with Family Matters (UK Charity for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse)
Borderline Personality Disorder
Safeguarding
Working with Metaphor
Attachment Theory and Self Awareness
Working with Difference and Diversity
Children’s Emotional Wellbeing
Helping Children Tell their Stories
Making Endings with Children
Bereavement Training
Working with Eating Disorders
Anxiety workshop

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

I offer the following fee structure:

One to one individual counselling per 50 minute session:

  • £50

Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Currently undertaking Diploma in Supervison. I have several years of supervision experience.

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