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Dip.Int.Counsellor, Dip.Trauma Therapy, MBACP (Reg)

About me

I am an integrative counsellor with additional specialist training in trauma therapy. I offer a warm and caring environment where you have the freedom to explore the issues that are impacting negatively on your life; to feel heard and not judged.  This can sometimes offer insight which can be empowering and enable the opportunity for positive life changes.  Whether you have suffered from a single or multiple events you may have been left feeling scared a lot of the time; with a racing heart, poor concentration, churning stomach or trembling, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, intrusive thoughts, nightmares or flashbacks. I will work with you to help you reduce these symptoms.

You may also be suffering from a range of difficult emotions such as fear, horror, guilt, shame, anger or emotionally numb. You may avoid people or places in case they trigger the event and as a result have become more isolated and withdrawn. When you feel ready, we will start to explore your difficult experiences with the aim of gaining an understanding of what is going on for you and how your experiences have impacted on your life. 

If you have suffered from childhood abuse, domestic abuse, bullying, a victim of crime or witness, you may be the partner or family member of the victim of a crime, a recent or historic event, reported or not. It may be something which seems insignificant to you but has had a significant impact on you.  If you are struggling to manage, please contact me for a free initial assessment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Trauma Therapy - February 2022.
Diploma in Integrative Counselling – Inter-Psyche Training Institute  - July 2019.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training - November 2019.

Suicide Prevention & Awareness Training, Level 1 – Maidstone & Mid Kent Mind - March 2019.

Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy with M Cooper - November 2018.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Stabilisation

Fees

£35.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Coxheath Chiropractic & Natural Therapy Centre, 43 Stockett Lane, Coxheath, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 4PT

Maidstone, Kent, ME14

Type of session

In person
Online
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