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MBACP, Dip Couns, BA Sociology (Hons)

About me

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work as an integrated counsellor, using skills that suit the individual. I have a special interest in helping people to work on their immediate thoughts, feelings and behaviour and to better understand the way they relate to others. This increased awareness often leads to a better understanding of ourselves and to our life situation.

I have worked in the care industry and have worked as a Civil servant for nearly 20 years. I now work in a private counselling practice and also work with adults and young people at the East Kent Rape Crisis Centre (EKRCC).

I work with clients from diverse backgrounds and differing ages dealing with:

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Stress, Relationship problems, Sexual Abuse, Rape, Emotional Abuse, Self-esteem, Personal development.

The types of therapy I use:

Integrative, Gestalt, Existentialist, Holistic.

How I deliver therapy: Long term face to face work, short term face to face work, Online counselling via Zoom, Telephone counselling

I work weekdays and weekends

Training, qualifications & experience

Training, qualifications and experience:

I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB).

I have a BA (hons) Sociology (University of Kent).

I work as a trauma and PTSD counsellor at East Kent Rape Crisis Centre.

I have trained in meditation and mindfulness.

Ongoing Continuing Professional Development

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.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individual Counselling:

Individual sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £40.

Understandably taking the first step is often the most difficult one to take. I have found from experience that having a brief chat on the phone often takes away any anxiety you may be feeling about therapy.

This is free of charge.

When I work

Weekdays and weekends

Further information

Nearby areas:

  • Deal
  • Dover
  • Sandwich
  • Canterbury
  • Broadstairs
  • Margate
  • Folkestone
  • Hythe

Deal, Kent, CT14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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