LlB, Dip.Couns, MBACP
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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)
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
The initial assessment session is charged at £25 and subsequent 50 minute sessions are £45.