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BSc, Dip. Couns. MBACP

About me

Counselling helps find solutions to, and provide relief from negative feelings, life difficulties and problems. Counselling can help by identifying and changing ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour providing new options in how you live. It can give you the opportunity to off load your concerns and experience relief from those worries. My approach is to work with you and find the way that benefits you most.

Successful counselling is built on a quality therapeutic relationship. I build that relationship by treating everything we talk about as confidential, being honest, genuine, respectful and non-judgemental. This will enable trust between us and in the counselling process. This will enable you to explore your feelings and thoughts at your own pace and in a safe space.

I have experience of working with a wide variety of client difficulties including anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem and self-confidence to stress and work related difficulties. I also have experience of working with people suffering chronic health issues including terminal illness, and their relatives and friends.

I am a qualified counsellor/therapist and am on the Accredited Register of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Reg No 206220).  All my work is supervised in accordance with the BACP guidelines. I work to the BACP ethical framework and fully adhere to its code of ethics.

I work integratively meaning that I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit you, your personality, difficulties and all round life experience.

Counselling and psychotherapy for:

Anxiety, Depression, Sadness, Fear, Loss, Anger, Relationships/ Friendships, Family break-up, Exam Stress, School expulsion, aggression, self harm, identity issues, disability, stress, personality disorders, separations/divorce, affairs/ betrayals, generalised anxiety disorder, relationship issues.

Online - Appointments are Nationwide and not geographically restricted. An appropriate means of accessing an online meeting platform is all that is required.

Face to Face (when available): Tonbridge, West Malling, East Malling, Birling, Aylesford, Leybourne, Maidstone, Kings Hill, Ditton, New Hythe, Barming, Wateringbury, Mereworth, Borough Green, Wrotham, Teston, East Barming, Wrotham Heath, Offham, Hadlow, Sevenoaks.

Please note the contact number is not monitored 24 hrs so please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I can. I aim to do this within 24 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) University of Portsmouth
BACP - Registered Member (767061)
Introduction to Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
Certificate - Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
Diploma - Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Diploma - Counselling Children and Adolescents
Diploma - Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
East Kent NHS Trust - Renal unit Volunteer Counsellor
Heart of Kent Hospice - Volunteer Counsellor

Continued Professional Development Courses:

Safeguarding Children and Young People
Psychology and Mental Health
Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT
Babies in MindMindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance
Understanding Drugs and Addiction
Assessment Training

CBT Skills and Techniques (January 2021)

COVID-19: Psychological First Aid - PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND

Managing Mental Health in the Emergency Services (Mind)

Member organisations


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


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Initial telephone assessment/consultation - Free

£50 Individuals per session (50 minutes)

£70 couples (1 hr)

Emergency Services/Blue Light Concessions Available

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointments are currently being held face to face and online.

Please contact me to check for availability.

Further information

Experience of client work with the 12 Step programme

Wheelchair Access.

Home visits in appropriate circumstances.

Experience of working with Blue Light/emergency services personnel.

Sevenoaks, TN15

West Malling, ME19

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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