I am an experienced counsellor, practising from a central location in Tunbridge Wells. There may be a number of reasons why you are looking for counselling. You might be feeling anxious or depressed, having relationship issues, trying to process a loss or change or simply be struggling to cope. Whatever the issues you are facing, I provide a warm, supportive and confidential relationship in which you can explore your feelings and current difficulties, look at any unhelpful patterns of thought or behaviour and find better ways to manage the issues that you are facing.
I have particular experience of helping people with anxiety and depression where having your feelings understood, exploring what may be causing and perpetuating these problems and finding ways to cope better can make a real difference. I help people with relationship problems to explore finding better ways to relate and communicate. I also offer specialist bereavement counselling which can support you to cope with the pain of grief, giving you the opportunity to be able to express your feelings about your loss,understand the process of loss and to look at areas that may prevent you from being able to accept your loss and move forward with life.
I realise that some people feel unsure about what to expect from counselling, but I am very approachable. Please take a look at my website and contact me if you have any questions about the counselling that I offer or to book an assessment session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have had additional specialist training in bereavement and I have counselled at both the Hospice in the Weald and the Pickering Cancer Drop-in Centre. I have also counselled at a local grammar school and, in addition to private practice, I currently counsel patients at a doctors' surgery.
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
The initial assessment session is charged at a reduced fee of £25 and subsequent 50 minute sessions are £45.
I am offering a number of places at a concessionary rate for those on low incomes. Please do not hesitate to enquire about this.