Life can sometimes not go exactly to plan either by your own or others' choices. This can lead to unpleasant experiences creating unwanted resistance, emotions and feelings which can leave us sometimes feeling stuck, incapable of making sense of what's going on and not knowing how to move forward. In turn, it can lead to harmful behaviours to yourself such as smoking, excessive alcohol and drugs to dull the pain.
Bereavement of loved ones including pets, relationship breakdowns and problems at work can cause stress, anxiety and depression.
As a person-centred counsellor of experience, my aim is to provide you with a safe and supportive environment wherein you can explore what is troubling you, reach decisions, as appropriate, and move forward with your life.
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.
- 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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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 30 minute assessment is free and for each session thereafter is £40.00.