After years of working in a corporate sales environment, I experienced a decline in my own mental health which led me on a journey to seek out a more fulfilling and purposeful path in life. My own experience of personal therapy played an important part in helping me discover my own potential as a counsellor, and so I began my training...
I hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from a BACP accredited college.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), the largest professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK. My practice complies with the BACP’s stringent ethical and professional guidelines. I have full DBS (CRB) certification, professional indemnity insurance and clinical supervision.
I have a dedicated therapy room at my home near Dartford in Kent, as well as offering outdoor, garden based therapy in a picturesque and peaceful setting.
In addition to my private practice I also work for a community mental health provider where I work with clients who have long term severe mental illness. I also have experience working as an independent mental health advocate and occupational therapy.
I offer an initial telephone assessment session free of charge for new/prospective clients. Please contact me to arrange this.
I can help clients with a broad range of issues but I have particular experience in the areas below:
- Self-esteem issues
- Relationship difficulties
- Family issues
Through my personal and professional experience, I feel I can build a trusting relationship focussing on a person-centred approach, tailored to empower the individual. I use an integrative approach in my counselling which means I use a some or all of the humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive, and existential models to be most effective for my clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Inter-psyche Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Services, which is part of Kent and Medway NHS Trust, through my training I have gained the following qualifications.
- Diploma in integrative counselling
- Certificate in counselling skills
As part of my training, I gained experience working as part of the team at North Kent Mind as a low-cost volunteer counsellor.
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Sessions from £50/hr
I offer an initial 30 minutes telephone consultation for free.
I fit counselling sessions around my community work shifts, some flexibility with regular sessions is appreciated