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MBACP (Accred)

About me

I specialise in providing both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) and Counselling.  More recently I have attended workshops in Compassion Focused Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to compliment my work with clients. I offer a safe non-judgemental and confidential environment for you to explore your issues and work towards positive resolutions.

Stigma and shame can prevent many people from accessing the support they need and deserve, and I offer totally confidential treatment both in brief work (typically 6-12 sessions) or in longer term/open ended therapy.

It is amazing the emotional baggage that the average person carries around with them!
As we go through life we 'collect' unhelpful beliefs about ourselves, others and the world. These act as a block to our natural desire for happiness and peace, and we become defensive, closed, depressed and anxious. Sometimes we may turn to substances in an attempt to gain relief from painful feelings, but these compound our problems and keep us stuck.

Therapy offers the opportunity to explore and learn from the past, and can help you move forward and embrace a much more positive and happy future

You can come with a focus and goal in mind for the treatment. Alternatively, you may prefer to explore feelings, behaviours, relationships, communication issues in longer term work. I work flexibly so that the therapy fits with your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and Integrative counsellor, I am also fully trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). I am accredited by both the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I have 16 years experience of working with clients from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of problems.

I work with the following issues:

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BABCP

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Cost: £55 per therapy hour 

Counselling: the therapy hour is 50 minutes

CBT: the therapy hour is 50 minutes however the protocol for some disorders requires that some sessions may be up to 90 minutes, in this instance the cost is £75. Should the extra session length be appropriate we will discuss this beforehand and it will be at your discretion.

When I work

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I have evening and daytime appointments

Edenbridge, Kent, TN8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups

Key details

DBS check

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