My therapeutic practice is non judgemental and empathic to the individual needs of each person.I have a belief that each person has the resources within themselves to make changes they need to in their lives. In therapy, for me to be alongside to assist them towards solutions and increased self confidence and motivations.
I have developed my therapeutic approach as an integration of humanistic models to human development and growth. This enables the client to experience a sensitive and trusting relationship to work in a collaborative way that promotes recovery and change according to each person's unique holistic self.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified BACP Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I have experience of working in (NHS) CAMHS (Child and adolescent mental health services.) This enabled me to work in a multi agency project to train and work systemically with families and children and young people. I have. also worked in the Schools' counselling service for Canterbury and Thanet.(NHS) with primary and secondary pupils. I have many years of experience working as a therapist in two independent organisations that provide foster care for looked after children and young people. I have worked in private practice for over twenty years. and continue to evolve and learn together from clients I work with to provide a trusting therapeutic relationship. I am a long established supervisor and trainer. I have the following qualifications.
- PhD Philosophy of Education
- MA.Ed. PGCE, Ad Dip Ed
- MBACP (Accredited) Psychotherapist
- Diploma in Clinical Supervision
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.
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
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
My Fees Start from £60.00 per session
Some reduction for Low income clients
I am registered with Bupa and Barnardos Link services and others as a registered provider of Psychotherapy services. Health Insurance and EAP providers such as Vhg.