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About me

As a person-centred counsellor of experience, my humanistic approach helps you look at  yourself in a conscious way and understand why your life is the way it is and for you to gain your own insights and realisations,  rather than me interpreting your thoughts and ideas. 

My aim is to provide you with a safe and supportive environment wherein you can explore what is troubling you, and sometimes you don't know why you feel a certain way, but by exploring you can find links and reach decisions, as appropriate, and really move forward with your life. 

I feel that we can understand that life can sometimes not go exactly to plan either by our own or others' choices, or situations beyond our control.  This can lead to unpleasant experiences and feelings triggering resistance and unwanted emotions which can leave us sometimes feeling stuck, incapable of making sense of what's going on and not knowing how to move forward. 

I offer counselling for a broad range of presenting concerns, including relationship difficulties and breakdown, anxiety and depression, stress at work and personal development. My working days are Monday - Friday 9.00 - 7.00 pm.

My practice is to arrange an initial session, for which I charge £20.00, so that we can judge whether we will be able to work productively together. I welcome enquiries from both Adults and young people (17+).

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified in Person Centred training.

Qualifications

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

I have experience working with young people (17 plus) and Adults.

I have worked as a counsellor in Canterbury College and (CCS) Community Counselling Service in Canterbury.

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

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

If you wish to come to counselling regularly, our sessions will last for 50 minutes on a weekly basis,  however many sessions you wish to attend. The length of time we work together can be short or long term which can be reviewed as our work progresses.

Initial 45 minute assessment is £20.00 and for each session thereafter is £40.00.

When I work

Tuesday and Thursday and any evening

Ramsgate, Kent, CT12

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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