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B.Sc.(Hons), Adv. Dip. Counselling, MBACP (Accred). Dip. Sup

About me

I am an experienced Registered and BACP Accredited counsellor and supervisor offering professional counselling and supervision online via Zoom, telephone or face to face.

I am trained in Humanistic Counselling which is especially suited to anyone feeling lost, struggling with low self-esteem or looking to improve well-being, or when  struggling with a condition such as anxiety, panic disorders, addiction, depression and bi-polar disorder.  Counselling can help when we go through the pain of loss through bereavement, divorce or separation, or face the challenges of chronic or life limiting illness. I offer a therapeutic relationship where we can explore the challenges that face you and find a way forward for you. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to know more or discuss your concerns with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualified 2011, Registered Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (BACP Accredited).

BSc Hons. Biological Sciences.

Diploma in Clinical Supervision

Counsellor at The Hospice in the Weald for 5 years, and at Burrswood Hospital working with patients with life limiting diagnoses or long term conditions, their families, and those experiencing bereavement,

Extensive experience working with anxiety and depression.

Training in counselling couples.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety

Stress

Long term health issues and life limiting conditions.

Relationship issues, including family relationships.

Counselling supervision

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information


Daytime appointments: individuals £50 per hour, couples £60.

Concessions are available for students and those on benefits or low income.


When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday - Thursday 8.00-8.00pm. Saturdays 9.00-12.00

Further information

I work in a quiet area close to The Pantiles, 5 mins walk from Tunbridge Wells train station and within easy reach of car parks and bus routes.

Home visits can sometimes be arranged if you have limited mobility

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

Home visits available for those with limited mobility.