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telephone, online & f2f Counsellor, Registered MBACP

About me

  • Maybe you are in crisis right now, or you've been feeling low and overwhelmed.
  • Or is your life becoming self-destructive and you'd like to make changes?
  • Or are you overweight and want that to be different?

I believe we are all vulnerable when life throws its obstacles at us and we all need a safe space to unravel what has been going on and help gain the strength to choose how to move forward. I can offer you an impartial and friendly place to help you through this difficult time and help support you to move forward.

I am an experienced counsellor working in schools and private practice with children and adults. I also work for the NHS as a Specialist Bariatric and Obesity counsellor. My helping career began working with those affected by problem gambling, domestic violence and dementia. I've seen that difficulties happen to anyone and know we all need help sometimes.

My life experiences have led me to a career in counselling, where might your experiences lead to? I don't offer judgement and solutions, I will help you to feel heard and build your self-belief in order to make changes. If this sounds like what you need, give me a call to talk through what's been happening for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma Integrative Counselling 2014.

Registered MBACP 2013.

Over 5 Years experience working one to one and in groups, in schools and with various agencies supporting and counselling adults and children. 

2013 trained with The Bariatric Consultancy as a specialist bariatric counsellor. Worked in NHS tier 3 weight management referral service from 2013 onward.

2020 co-wrote and co-ran post Lockdown/Covid 19 changed world well-being groups for South East London school.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bariatric patients.

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Fees

From £45.00 to £55.00

When I work

I am taking a break over Xmas this year. Please note I will be unable to respond to emails/calls before the 5th January.

Evenings & daytime appointments available, limited face to face.

Dartford, Kent, DA1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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