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BSc Psych (Hons), PG Dip Integrative Counsel & Coaching, MBACP

About me

Deciding to attend therapy is a difficult and brave decision.  It is important that you find a therapist with whom you can feel comfortable in being your authentic self, I aim to provide you with that experience.  I believe there is no position or age from which positive change cannot be made and will support you in the process.

Who am I and how do I work?

I am an Integrative Therapist and Coach with experience of each client's multi-faceted, complex and changing needs. I offer Therapy, Coaching or Personal Consultancy (a model which blends the therapeutic and coaching worlds to assist clients to resolve issues and achieve goals).

Counselling and therapy services:

As an integrated therapist, I can draw on a number of approaches to assist us in our work to ensure that you receive a bespoke service which can address your needs.  I offer help with any area that is problematic for you - from trauma, loss, family or work issues.

Walking therapy

As well as traditional therapy, I also offer walking therapy where, after an initial session, we undertake our sessions outside, walking in a traffic free area.  This can allow you to discuss your issues more freely and can help anxious clients who find the confines of a therapy room problematic, however I also have a relaxing therapy space in which we can work together.

Coaching services:

Alternatively, if you have a goal that you wish to achieve, either personally or professionally, it is vital you find someone who can bring energy, enthusiasm and pragmatism to your sessions.  I am an experienced coach with a high success rate working with some wonderful people who have achieved amazing things.

Personal consultancy services:

Personal consultancy is a new approach which seamlessly blends the therapy and coaching disciplines and allows the flexibility to work in the past, present and future.  It bridges the gaps in therapy and coaching which delineate their scope.  Personal consultancy sessions are a little longer than traditional therapy sessions, lasting from 60-75 minutes.

Corporate coaching, seminars and workshops

I also have experience in the corporate space and provide seminars and workshops on a number of issues including but not limited to anxiety management, managing overwhelm, overcoming negative self talk, managing change, as well as coaching for individuals and groups.

Seminars and workshops

I provide online seminars every 3-4 weeks on a number of mental health topics from anxiety management to overcoming negative self talk.  I also have a number of 3 hour workshops which go into greater detail and are more interactive.  Further details can be found on my website

Support for clients with auto immune issues

I also provide support to those who are diagnosed with auto immune conditions; often invisible but life altering and difficult to manage.  I have had MS for 11 years and have worked with a number of clients with issues related to auto immune conditions

Environment

I have a comfortable and light therapy space in which we can work together and I employ a creative as well as theoretical approach.  I offer an initial telephone consultation or a short initial session with no obligation to see how we fit.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Psychology (2012)

Post Graduate Diploma (BACP Accredited), Integrative Counselling and Coaching, University of East London (2018)

Provision of therapy services to a local GP surgery

Devising and delivering seminars on multiple areas such as overcoming overwhelm, anxiety management, managing triggers, overcoming negative self talk, managing change and promoting self care

Coaching experience on a 1:1 and group basis on areas such as wellness and career enhancement.

Member organisations

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

Clients with or in the process of being diagnosed with auto immune conditions (including but not limited to ME, MS, Ehlers Danloss)

Photos & videos

Fees

From £55.00 to £95.00
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

1:1 sessions for 60 minutes are priced at £55.00 for week day and evening sessions and £60.00 for weekend sessions

Couples therapy and coaching sessions are priced at £95.00 for a 90 minute session and 60 for an hour session.

A limited number of concessions are available. Please contact me for more details.

When I work

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Daytime, evenings, Saturday and Sunday sessions are available. 

Gravesend, Kent, DA12

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Home visits can be arranged for clients with mobility issues

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