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MBACP, PGDip Counselling

About me

Are you seeking help with issues and problems that have not gone away that have left you feeling sad, anxious, stressed, angry or the onset of depression? Has life, work or a relationship break up affected your self-confidence? Questioning the meaning of life?

The therapeutic relationship in counselling can be an insightful way to bring about change. My experience has shaped a non-judgmental approach that is congruent and empathetic. We sometimes find ourselves with relationship decisions or suffering a loss or bereavement which is debilitating leading us to question life.

My experience of addictive behaviour helps with exploring how our history and personality influences current situations. Understanding these links can bring clarity and enable us to make positive changes.

Through the course of life, I have experienced dyslexia observing the fear and shame that partners this gift. Dyslexia can influence our lives in an unconscious way. Exploring how dyslexia influences our behaviour can bring insight and acceptance.

As we age and grow older our goals and expectations for life changes - Career choices, thoughts of changing job/profession, to enter a committed relationship, to have children or to separate/divorce from a relationship. Counselling facilitates a therapeutic environment where change can be imagined and formed into choices that are in the here and now. Seeking therapy in later life can lead to acceptance of life's journey so far, centre on the present and imagine the future.

Recently I have been helping clients with the stress and anxiety caused by Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns. Old coping mechanisms may have returned - eating unhealthily, drinking too much and excess online activity has left you feeling guilty and ashamed. Family and partnership relationships are especially stressed in these times, perhaps finding you have 'no space for yourself'.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

PGDip in Psychosynthesis Counselling

Mindfulness for Counselling

BSc

Professional Membership

BACP Registered Member MBACP

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

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Dyslexia

Dyslexia can influence our lives in a conscious and unconscious way. Exploring how dyslexia influences our behaviour can bring insight and acceptance.

Fees

Additional information

Fees - Sessions via Zoom from £50.00 and in person Faversham from £55.00

Further information

Session time: 50mins individual therapy

Fee - Sessions via Zoom from £50.00 and in person Faversham from £55.00

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples