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About me

Hello there, I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor, which means that I work in a way best suited to you, using various theories and models.   I specialise in working with teenagers and adults and I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am based in Biggin Hill, however, if it’s more convenient for you I am happy to travel to your home.

Counselling can help with a number of issues such as phobias, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, problems with self-confidence, as well as relationship or family issues. Counselling can also be used for support during times of bereavement or other difficult times in life. Many people seek counselling at these times and find it very beneficial.

I provide a warm and safe environment which is non-judgemental and confidential and offer a space in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings freely.

I like to begin with a free initial telephone consultation to answer any questions you may have about entering into counselling. The relationship between client and counsellor is one of the most important factors in any successful outcome of therapy and this first conversation gives us both the opportunity to see how this could work.

Training, qualifications & experience

September 2019 - Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

December 2018 - Bereavement Training St Christopher’s Hospice

September - 2020 - Child Psychology Diploma

I have also attended short courses on Anxiety, Cyberbullying and Grooming, Forensic Counselling, Tapping into Trauma, Self-harm, Suicide Prevention, Addictions and Borderline Personality Disorder.

I currently work with teenagers in two local schools, with children aged between 11 and 18 and have a good deal of experience with working with this age group.

I volunteer at a local hospice, St Christopher’s, which deals with bereavement issues and am trained in bereavement counselling.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

From £40 per session for a 50 minute session.

Westerham, Kent, TN16

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults