I am a person-centred counsellor, which means I take my cues from you. This kind of therapy is client led. I will listen to you and respond with empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence, which is a special kind of 'tuning in'.
I have been in private practice in Deal for 10 years, after qualifying in 2010 with a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling.
My focus has been what you might call 'General Practice', in terms of who comes through my door, but I have always had a very keen interest in loss, and attachment which I feel, in one way or another underlie many of the causes of depression, distress, and incongruence. I have two adopted children and have recently trained with Barnado's LINK service, to gain further qualifications and experience in these areas. I am now an approved therapist for Barnados LINK adoption therapy service.
During the last ten years I have worked with clients on a range of issues including bereavement, divorce, family dynamics and break down, adoption, and other attachment based issues. I have worked with couples, and adolescents as well as adults.
I am an approved therapist for Anxiety UK and treat many forms of anxiety, including social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, OCD, anorexia and other eating disorders. I also work for Health Assured, an Employee Assistance Provider, as a counsellor and Well-Being Team member.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
B'Ed (Hons) English and Drama
MA Modern Drama
- Poetry Therapy
- Traversing the Turbulent Teens - Post Adoption centre
- Early Placement Therapy for Adoptive Families - Barnados
- Attachment Focussed Therapy for Adoptive Families - Barnados
Approved Therapist for Anxiety UK
Certificate in Practitioner Counselling - BACP
Approved Attachment Therapist for Barnados Link Programme
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Refugee/migrant issues
£ 40.00 per session for 1 hour consultation - £30 concessionary rate
£ 50.00 per couple
Adoption counselling, fees set by Barnados LINK. Approximately £45.000 per hour for EPT, and £58.00 for AFT. This is usually paid by either the local authority or by the Adoption Support Fund.
As I have adopted children myself, I have always been interested in the dynamics of family and attachment that separation of any kind can disrupt or make problematic. I have researched and trained in these areas and feel I can offer a very thorough, personal and compassionate counselling experience to anyone going through any aspect of this difficult issue.
Please see my website for testimonials from former clients.