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Dip Couns, MBACP (Accredited)

About me

Life doesn't always go according to plan, things go wrong when you least expect it! You can just feel as though things are getting faster and faster no matter how much you try, you just struggle to keep up. This can cause stress, anxiety or other emotional turmoil that becomes so great that it disrupts your life.

Counselling can help work your way through these thoughts and feelings, helping you make sense of your world to make you feel lighter and more able to carry on.

I am an Integrative Counsellor. This means I use different forms of counselling that best fits you the client depending on your needs. I believe through counselling you have the ability to find your own answers to look at hard and painful feelings to help you understand yourself and where these feelings originate from to help you accept them, this in turn enables you to move forward in your life.

No two people are the same and as such no one knows exactly how you feel except you, you are the expert of your own feelings. Through talking therapy I can help you look at your unique experience and help you make sense of it in your own way, challenging you when needed but always with empathy and congruence.

I'm a warm open person who is non judgmental allowing my clients to feel at ease, helping to form the all important working relationship which is an integral part of the process. This is how I help facilitate you in your exploration of your own thoughts and feelings.

I work with both long and short term clients, depending on what is decided during the initial assessment. This also gives you the chance to see if you want work with me, giving us both the opportunity to get to know each other and to go over what style of counselling you are seeking and what you wish to gain from it.

I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their codes and ethics, helping to maintain standards and to work in your best interest.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have many years experience working with the general public,where I worked within the service industries gaining extensive experience and awareness with diversity. This has been of great benefit for me since training as a counsellor as it has helped me understand others. As well as working with adults and older people I have experience working with 11/19 year old's, clients with issues ranging from anxiety, stress, self harm, suicidal thoughts and depression to name a few. I have also worked with bereavement and trauma.

Couples and Family Therapy Diploma                                     
Certificate of proficiency BACP
Level 4 CPCAB diploma
Level 3 CPCAB certificate
Level 2 CPCAB certificate
Level 1 NCFE certificate

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

£50 per 50 minute session individual

£60 per 50 minute session couple

Concession for students and non earners

Evenings and weekends available

When I work

I am available during the day along with some evenings and weekends.

Further information

I am situated close to New Eltham train station. on bus routes 321/ 233/ 160/ 314. Parking available

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My counselling room is on the ground floor. the only step is the threshold to the house.

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