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BSc (Hons) Dip.Couns Reg. BACP

About me

Hello

From my work over the years with Relate and now in Private Practice since 2019 I am very aware that walking through a Counsellor's door whether in person or now virtually online is a brave decision to make whether as a couple or an individual.  It is a journey that can be a difficult and reflective one but hopefully also an exciting and rewarding one.  I will support you in your journey with kindness, integrity, and understanding and to ensure you feel supported and safe.

Your mental well-being and safety are of utmost importance to me and I promise that if I do not have the necessary tools or expertise to help you, I will support you in finding more appropriate help and endeavour to support you in the best way possible.

I will listen to you

Social, historical, economical, environmental and political events all impact and shape our lives and whatever your gender, ethnicity, people with seen/or unseen disability, race, sexual identity, spiritual and religious belief or none I will listen to you with understanding and always with respect.

As a Relate Trained Counsellor, I particularly draw on the Systemic and Psychodynamic Theoretical Perspectives but also understand the importance of being client led, listening to the family scripts and narratives, with a person-centred focus.  My experience over the years with the many different and unique individuals that I have worked with, supported and cared about, has led me to a greater understanding of the importance and impact of the many systems that affect us throughout our lives.  Wherever we live in the world these systems include:

  • The family systems and networks of our original care providers whatever form that may be including same sex, extended family, carers, foster or adopted
  • Schooling, teachers, the education system
  • The working environment
  • Current family life and friends that we choose to call family

All of these have a significant effect on our lives, mental health and well-being.

Let's talk about this, it is good to talk, to be able to share your feelings and I will be listening.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

Relate cpcab Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling

Relate cpcab Level 4 Introduction to Relationship Counselling

Professional Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 ncfe Distinction

BACP Certificate of Proficiency

BSc (Hons) Social Sciences with Geography & Politics

Training and Continual Professional Development

Anxiety

Child Protection & Safeguarding

Couples and Sex Addiction

Domestic Violence & Abuse Awareness & Safety

Domestic Violence Assessment & Intervention

Gender & Sexual Diversity

Impact of Addiction on Families

Internet Online Safety

LGBTQ+ Awareness/Knowledge

Mental Health Awareness

Military Mindset Training

Narrative Therapy

Relationships & Mental Health

Safeguarding/De-escalation and Boundaries

Sexual Violence and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Trauma

Understanding & Recognising Sex Addiction

Working with Anger & Rage

Working with Grief following sudden and Traumatic Death

Working with Young People in the LGBT+ Community

My Life Experience that has enhanced my role as a Counsellor

I have worked within the Private, Public and Voluntary Sectors during my working career since 1987 supporting many different and unique individuals in many different working spaces and environments.  I have always been interested in people and started an Introduction to Counselling Course way back whilst living in Cambridge in 2002 but then my circumstances changed.  I had then the opportunity to work and volunteer over-seas; based in Basel, Switzerland for 6 years and Texas, USA for 2 years.  Returning to the UK in 2013, I embarked on further training and more specifically for my passion to become a fully trained Counsellor back in the UK.

I have now worked as a Relate Trained Relationship Counsellor since 2014, having over 2500+ hours working with couples and individuals of ages upwards from 11 to 90 years young.

I am a passionate believer in Life Long Learner and studied as a mature Student with the Open University. I am hoping to study further in the future in understanding the brain more and specifically in neuro-diversity

Theoretical Perspectives

  • Psychodynamic and systemic theoretical perspective and human sexuality relating to relationships.
  • Ethical frameworks and practice
  • Therapeutic and specialist skills in working with relationship issues and context
  • Reflexivity and the use of self

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

LGBT+Q friendly and aware

Fees

From £40.00 to £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Please be advised that I will take some basic information and offer you an initial assessment.  This will allow us to explore your concerns and issues together and then decide the best way forward for you at this time.

Individual Counselling: 1 hour (one person per session) £60

Couple Counselling: 1 hour - £70 per couple

Young People Counselling:  Age 18 to 25 

£40 for 40 minutes or £30 for 30 minutes

Zoom Counselling Sessions are currently available with flexibility of different times throughout the day and evening this includes:-
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning and early afternoon. 

The full session fee for cancellations and missed appointments without 24 hours notice will be applied.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Currently offering online sessions via Zoom.
Times can be flexible available online throughout the week Tuesday morning through to Saturday early afternoon, including evenings.

Further information

I am a Registered Member of BACP and follow their Code of Ethics.

I receive regular monthly clinical supervision.

I am very aware of the importance of Gender Diversity and Inclusion.

I can offer short-term work agree for a certain number of sessions, or an open-ended basis.

I am currently offering online counselling via the platform Zoom.

Worth, Deal, Kent, CT14

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Social