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I am an Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and I trained within the NHS. I hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from a BACP accredited college. Please get in touch by phone or email. I also hold degrees in both Social Science and Law, and have run my own business in the City of London for over 20 years. I am Accredited with 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 practices in Kent (Westerham and Farningham) and also in Emsworth in West Sussex. In addition to my private practice I also provide workplace counselling for a number of different organisations. I am a registered provider with Health insurers BUPA, AXA Health, Simply Health, Cigna, WPA, Vitality Health, Aviva and others. If you have cover with any of these organisations your therapy costs may be met by your insurer. I also receive client referrals from Corporate Occupational Health departments and consultancies.
I offer a telephone assessment session free of charge for new/prospective clients. Please contact me to discuss.
I see clients (individuals and couples) with a broad range of presenting issues including:
- Panic attacks
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Relationship difficulties
- Family issues
- Anger management
- Esteem issues and trauma amongst others (see below).
I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental and empathic environment, within which clients can start to build a deeper understanding of themselves and gain insight into their problems. I believe that the relationship between counsellor and client is a key to successful outcomes in therapy.
The Integrative approach to which I subscribe, allows me to work in a blended, person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive/CBT way. I feel this way of working greatly benefits my clients and can be 'tailor made' to suit you and the problems you may be experiencing in life. I am more than happy to discuss this with you and to answer any questions you may have. Please contact me for a free initial consultation and assessment by phone or Skype.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked and trained within an NHS Primary Care Psychological Therapies environment in addition to my private practice. My specific areas of expertise and interest are set out below.
- Diploma in integrative counselling.
- Certificate in counselling skills.
- BSc (Hons) sociology.
- CPE and law finals.
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
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 - £80.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
All major debit and credit cards accepted
£50-60 per session for individual counselling. Farningham and Online/Westerham/Emsworth
£70-90 for couples. Farningham and Online/Westerham/Emsworth
I have a limited number of places for Counselling Students at a discounted rate
I appreciate that the choice of counsellor is an important one and one that you should feel happy with. For this reason I offer a free initial telephone assessment to provide an opportunity for you to learn a little about the counselling process and decide whether we can work together. Please just call or email for details.
When I work
I offer flexibility on the day and timing of sessions including first appointment at 7am to help those wishing to have counselling prior to work. Please call to discuss.
Parking is available at my Kent and West Sussex practices. All major debit and credit cards accepted.