I work with you; your experiences, concerns, anxieties, challenges, hopes, and potential. My approach helps you to raise, recognise, and resolve difficulties you might be experiencing. Good relationships help us to manage and maintain good mental health through changes and challenges. When those are not working for you, my work aims to help you find a way that you can understand and use to navigate your life. I am recognised by AXA PPP Healthcare, Aetna Global Benefits, and Vitality Health.
A little about my background
Prior to qualifying as a counsellor I have worked in executive and leadership positions helping me to understand the struggles and stress associated with an ever demanding and insecure workplace. My work is integrative, this means working with a combination of cognitive, humanistic, psychodynamic, and existential techniques. Those techniques combine to help my clients investigate, learn, and change their situation through working with a defined model. It is all about gaining understanding and relating to enable positive changes.
To begin working together we need to arrange to meet and discuss your expectations from counselling and how we might best meet them. This initial consultation is free, and can be via phone or video, from this we can arrange to meet on a regular basis as your needs dictate. Two things are really important at this stage, that you want to explore changes for you, and that you and I can work together. You really do need to work with the right person for you, I won't be offended if that isn't me, naturally I hope to help you!
It takes courage to start working with a counsellor. You might just be curious about how and who you are, or suffering as a consequence of difficult relationships at work or home. Whatever your discomfort I aim to help you find a way to restore some understanding and confidence to deal with the events, changes, and challenges, that your life presents.
Please feel free to email me to arrange your initial free consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
My core training is as an Integrative Counsellor. My Diploma is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, from the Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust, Inter-Psyche Training Institute.
I have worked with West Kent Mind in a voluntary capacity for 10 years.
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
From £50 per 50 minutes
Initial consultations are free.