MBACP, Couns.Dip (NHS)
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When we try to surpress strong emotions, they have a nasty habit of impacting on our lives in other ways through our behaviours. We can try to ignore them or numb them but they are still there. After a while the pressure grows and it starts to impact on those around us, our jobs, our families. You may feel alone and isolated and struggling to find the answer.
Having a regular opportunity to process these emotions with a counsellor can release the pressure and help you to build a better understanding of yourself. A counsellor might just listen while you work it all out, sometimes they might suggest strategies that support you on your journey. You might laugh a bit, cry a bit, but just to have the opportunity to unpack what you are constantly churning over in your mind can have many benefits.
I strongly believe the success of counselling is determined by the relationship created in the room between the counsellor and the client. For this reason I offer a free initial 30 mins session for us to meet without any further obligation, to establish if you feel the relationship is right. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't but we don't know unless we try.
I offer face to face counselling from my office in central Gravesend and have experience in the following areas:
Anxiety & stress
Family & relationship difficulties
Self esteem & confidence issues
Ill-health in self or a family member
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £40.00 to £60.00
Free initial in-person session
Concessions offered for
Fees £40 - £60 depending on circumstances for a 50 mins session.
Initial 30 mins session - no charge.
When I work
I do morning meetings between 9am and 1pm, and evenings between 5.30pm and 8.30pm. Evening slots tend to be more popular but please contact me for current availability.