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About me

I am an experienced, integrative counsellor working in private practice and also for a local charity and NHS service. I offer both individual and couple counselling.

As an integrative counsellor I use a mix of Person centred, Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis theories and therefore can adapt to your needs. I am warm, approachable, non-judgemental and boundaried and all contact is strictly confidential.

Counselling relies on the therapeutic relationship and I provide a safe, confidential space where we can build a good working relationship enabling you to explore past, present and future issues, experiences and worries. The space allows you to look at difficult feelings and emotions with a non-judgemental listener.

I have completed specific rape and sexual abuse training with East Kent Rape line in Canterbury. I have a lot of experience working with women who have experienced sexual trauma and/or physical and/or emotional abuse. I have specific knowledge and experience of working with clients,both male and female, who have been or still are in psychologically abusive/narcissistic relationships.

Please see my website for more information and I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 2 counselling concepts.

Level 3 counselling skills.

Diploma in integrative Counselling.

Rape and sexual abuse training through the East Kent Rapeline.

Couple counselling training.

Many years experience as an integrative counsellor seeing clients privately and through the IAPT (NHS) service.

I regularly attend training and work on my personal development to increase my knowledge and help support clients.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Fees

Additional information

£40 per session for individuals. Sessions last 50 minutes.

£60 per session for couples. Sessions last 70 minutes.

When I work

Available Monday to Saturday 9-7pm.

Sandwich, Kent, CT13

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

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