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Thank you for stopping to read about my therapy practice.

I became a registered, Accredited Member of the BACP in 2016.

I have specialised in (childhood) sexual abuse counselling for long over a decade now.

I find that my integrative model of counselling (person-centred, CBT, Transactional Analysis and Inner-Child therapy; but flexible to your needs) works well, as so many survivors are searching for empowerment and autonomy: freedoms that they have been denied.

I am also experienced in specialist alcohol counselling, play therapy and generic counselling.

I work from different venues in Eltham (SE9 5DP) and Maidstone (ME14 1HH), but I am also happy to provide counselling from your own home.

Feel free to phone or send me a message via this page to arrange an initial appointment.

You will be greeted with empathy and kindness in a space free from judgement.

I am ready to hear you; to help you feel whole again.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Drama & Movement Therapy - The Sesame Institute, 2005
  • The Place2Be Introductory Training Programme - The Place2Be, 2007
  • Attachment & Loss - The Place2Be, 2007
  • Alcohol Awareness - Phoenix Futures, 2007
  • Group Work - Phoenix Futures, 2007
  • Effective Practice when Working with Survivors of CSA - Family Matters, 2007
  • Bromley Mentoring Initiative - The London Borough of Bromley, 2007
  • Foundation Degree Science in Integrative Counselling (with Commendation) - University of Greenwich, 2008
  • Working with Metaphor - The Place2Be, 2008
  • Making Endings with Children - The Place2Be, 2008
  • Drug Awareness - Phoenix Futures, 2008
  • Mental Health & Dual Diagnosis - Phoenix Futures, 2008
  • Suicide & Suicidal Ideation - Birkbeck College, 2008
  • Working with Shame - Birkbeck College, 2008
  • Working with Rape - Birkbeck College, 2008
  • Self Harm & Self Injury - Birkbeck College, 2008
  • Existential Psychotherapy in Practice - Mind, 2008
  • Facilitating Groups for People with Addiction Problems - Phoenix Futures, 2009
  • Safeguarding Children & Child Protection - Christiane Sanderson, 2009
  • Trauma, Loss and Mourning - Birkbeck College, 2009
  • Child Sexual Abuse: Clinical Practice - Birkbeck College, 2009
  • The Role of CBT in Working with Trauma - Birkbeck College, 2009
  • CBT - University of Greenwich, Dr Adrian Hemmings, 2009
  • Self Care & Secondary Traumatic Stress - Christiane Sanderson, 2010
  • The Role of the Body in Therapy - Christiane Sanderson, 2010
  • Trauma, Substance Misuse & Addiction - Christiane Sanderson, 2010
  • The Role of Deception in Interpersonal Trauma - Christiane Sanderson, 2010
  • Abuse & Abuser Profiles - Christiane Sanderson, 2011
  • Attachment & the Therapeutic Relationship - Christiane Sanderson, 2011
  • Domestic Abuse - Christiane Sanderson, 2011
  • The Role of Boundaries in Counselling - Christiane Sanderson, 2011
  • Working with Suicide & Suicidal Ideation - Christiane Sanderson, 2011
  • Working with Borderline Personality Disorder - Christiane Sanderson, 2011
  • Shame in the Room - Christiane Sanderson, 2013
  • Working with Internal Protectors & Saboteurs - Christiane Sanderson, 2014
  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults - North Kent Training Service, 2014
  • Working with Complex Families - Bernard Harrison, 2014-2015
  • The Personal Safety of Therapists - Sally Despenser, 2015
  • Bereavement Complicated by Abuse - St Christopher’s Hospice, 2015
  • The Body Speaks - Nicole Proia, 2016
  • The Trauma Counsellor’s Toolbox - Christiane Sanderson, 2016
  • Children’s Accelerated Trauma Technique - Carlotta Raby, 2017
  • The Body Keeps Score - Christiane Sanderson, 2017
  • Healing from Complex Trauma - Christiane Sanderson & Trefor Bevan, 2017
  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults & Children - Social Enterprise Kent, 2017
  • Play therapy: Working with Sandtray - Diane Youdale, 2017
  • Play therapy: Working with Puppets - Diane Youdale, 2017
  • The Therapeutic Use of the Arts - Lesley Finney, 2018
  • Games in the Therapy Room - Mark Head, 2018
  • Working with Adults whose Inner Child is Wounded - Catherine O’Riordan, 2018
  • Integral Eye Movement Therapy - Andrew T. Austin, 2018
  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults & Children - Social Enterprise Kent, 2018
  • Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice - Carolyn Spring, 2019
  • Working with Shame - Carolyn Spring, 2019
  • TA101 - The Link Centre, 2019
  • Mental Health and the Body: Treating Trauma - Carolyn Spring, 2019

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.


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

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.


Additional information

Sessions from £45.00


I currently have *very* limited availability; I apologise in advance if this means my schedule cannot accommodate you at this time.


Messeter Place

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

The venue in Maidstone *is* wheelchair accessible; the other venue, sadly, is not.

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