I am a counsellor/psychotherapist and I trained within the NHS and 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 registered 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 Farningham and Westerham in Kent convenient for North, central and West Kent. In addition to my private practice I also work for a counselling service in Bromley and and also provide workplace counselling for a number of different organisations. I am a registered provider with Health insurers BUPA, AXA PPP, Simply Health, Cigna, WPA, Vitality Health, Aviva and Aetna Global Benefits. If you have cover with either 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
- 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.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £80.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
All major debit and credit cards accepted
£50-60 per session for individual counselling. Farningham and Online/Westerham
£70-90 for couples. Farningham and Online/Westerham
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.
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 practices. All major debit and credit cards accepted.