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MBACP Dip. Couns.

About me

Welcome

Have you experienced situations that have left you troubled or suffering from stress, anxiety, feeling depressed or lonely. Maybe from a separation, divorce or bereavement. You may not really understand why you feel this way or perhaps even understand who you are?

There are times in our lives where we all experience life situations and events that may leave us feeling overwhelmed. It may create anger, anxiety, stress and a feeling of powerless within our daily routines. These times can be very lonely and difficult to cope with.

How can you change this?

STEP 1        You have overcome the first and probably the hardest step towards change, by realising your need for support

STEP 2        You are now taking the second step towards , by searching for a counsellor

STEP 3        Make contact, the time has come to open up and express your feelings in a safe confidential space

How can I help?

It may have taken many years to find the courage to seek help for issues which run deep, perhaps stemming from difficult, early experiences in childhood or from trauma. 

Perhaps you may be having trouble with relationships or friendships or are looking for very specific tools and techniques to manage and cope with anxiety or stress. Or you may just want to know yourself a little better.

My aim is to create a warm, friendly and supportive atmosphere. A safe space in which you feel accepted and understood, without feeling judgement or fear.

My role is to help to empower and facilitate you to explore, your thoughts and feelings around any difficulties or challenges you may be facing. 

My approach is Person Centred, which focuses on client autonomy. You choose what to explore; your thoughts and feelings, any difficulties or challenges you may be facing, or for anything you would like to work through. 

My core belief is that you are the expert on your own life, however given the right conditions you could discover more and at a pace that suits you.. 
 
My desire is to help you FIND YOUR WINGS AND SOAR

 
Whether you’re experiencing the breakdown of a relationship, a bereavement, feeling anxious or depressed or just want to talk to someone who won’t judge, I believe I can help. Together we can explore the challenges you are facing and help to make sense of what you are feeling; so that you may be able to lead a more authentic and happier life.

I will work at a pace that suits you offering short or long term counselling encouraging and supporting you in any aspect of your life that you seek answers to and would like increased knowledge of.

Further information

If you feel that I am a counsellor that can help you, please feel free to send me an email via the link below and I will endeavour to contact you within 24 hrs of receiving your email.

I provide counselling FACE TO FACE or ONLINE (via Zoom). I offer a free 30 minute confidential phone consultation where we can discuss your reasons for counselling, its also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. We can then decide if we can work together therapeutically.


·       Parking - In a residential close
·       Upstairs Counselling Room
·       Easy access from A2/M2 

I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate and Indemnity Insurance

My Specialism
 
My specialist areas are; Loss and Bereavement, Anxiety and Depression, Inner Child Work, Relationship issues, Sexual/Mental Abuse, Self esteem and Confidence issues. This list is not inclusive since I believe that all issues are linked in some way.

I work with adults and young people from age 14+, who may be experiencing many of the above. 

I have delivered bereavement and pre-bereavement counselling for Cruse Bereavement Care & The ellenor Hospice.

Why I became a counsellor

I remember how I felt when I walked into a counselling room for the first time, I was so nervous I could hardly speak. 

So you are not on your own, I have been on my own counselling journey of personal experiences. As well as feeling the nerves I was also felt a sense of bravery, I had finally asked for help, more importantly I had taken the first step to my recovery.

From this experience, I felt the desire to help others to discover and understand their own life experiences. I am a now qualified and experienced counsellor and a registered member of the BACP; therefore act in accordance with their Codes of Ethics and Framework for Good Practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (1 year)
CPCAB Level 3 in Counselling Studies (1 year)
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2 year)
BACP Certificate of Proficiency Sept 2017
Cruse Accreditation: Awareness in Bereavement Care - The Foundation Course

I am committed to my own Continuous Personal Development and have attended the following training. I also attend regular supervision this ensures I am offering you the best possible service.
 
Vision Works of Life Training (The Power of Choice) ...2016
ASSIST
Introduction to Play Therapy - PTUK
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) - Living Works
Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention - Kent safeguarding Children Board
Self-Harm Essential Knowledge - Selfharm UK
Self-Harm Workshop - Kent Counselling Service
Self-Harm and how to help - SH Education
Adult Mental Awareness - MHFA England
 

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free 15 minute initial telephone consultation which gives you the opportunity to see how you'll feel talking to me as well as asking any questions you might have.

Individual Face to face, telephone or online sessions are £40 for 50 minutes.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

If you feel that I am a counsellor that can help you, please feel free to send me an email via the link below and I will endeavour to contact you within 24 hrs of receiving your email.

I offer a free 30 minute confidential phone consultation where we can discuss your reasons for counselling, its also an opportunity or you to ask any questions you may have. We can then decide if we can work together therapeutically.


·       Parking - In a residential close
·       Upstairs Counselling Room
·       Easy access from A2/M2 

I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate and Indemnity Insurance

Gravesend, Kent, DA12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Parking is on road in a residential close My counselling room is upstairs Unfortunately I do not have disabled access

Online platforms

Zoom
Whatsapp