For the last 20 years I have been working as a professional counsellor of adults, young people and children.
I work either short-term (usually between 6-12 sessions), or long-term, depending on your needs.
During a first meeting, together we will decide whether I can be of any help with the difficulties that you are experiencing. I am very experienced in working with a broad range of issues, life experiences and backgrounds and I seek to understand everyone as an individual - with their own unique way of living and experiencing the world.
I work in a comfortable, confidential room in central Canterbury, adjacent to a large public car park.
I can offer daytime and evening appointments.
Confidential messages can be left on the phone number provided and I will return your call as soon as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a counsellor (Humanistic) in 2000 and have been employed as a professional counsellor ever since.
I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing) with Children and Adults - a treatment method for reprocessing traumatic memories and for successfully treating addictions, negative self beliefs and many other issues that stop individuals from leading happy and fulfilling lives.
I am trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Solution Focussed Counselling approaches - both short term ways of working with particular issues.
I have two years experience working as a Counsellor in an IAPT (Improved Access to Psychological Therapies) service, using these particular approaches effectively, within a small time frame, to address issues such as anxiety, depression, addictions, obsessions, phobias and low self-esteem.
I have had 4 years of experience of assessing and counselling children and young people within CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services).
I have worked, and continue to work, in two different schools in Kent for over 10 years - providing creative therapies, EMDR and talking therapies, to children aged 4-18.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor and receive regular counselling supervision from a BACP accredited supervisor.
I completed a Masters (MA) in Emotional Literacy/Attachment theory in 2012
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Daytime and evening appointments available.