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About me

Sometimes life can be overwhelming and isolating, especially in these challenging times. As a qualified and insured Counsellor with BACP, I provide a safe space and humanistic approach to therapy to help you express your emotions, without judgement.

I listen, respect, and accept you are an individual and believe that talking through life’s challenges with a trained, impartial third party, who has your best interests at heart, can help you arrive at a sense of clarity. This enabling you to either change, accept or learn to cope with your situation, promoting wellbeing and help you to reach your full potential.

I run my counselling service from my Rose Cottage Counselling Room which is nestled away in a calm and rural location within easy reach from Faversham and Canterbury, well-lit and with free parking.

My person-centred approach lends itself best to face-to-face counselling to help you gain a better understanding of your thought processes and feelings. However, I can also offer online sessions should you prefer to remain in the comfort of your own home.

My Approach

My trained approach is person-centered counselling which means I am non-judgmental and non-directive. I believe we all have our own unique perspective and hope to empower you to make the decisions you feel fit for you.

A variety of learnt theories also work well when integrated with this approach.

We can work through our sessions together, in a safe and supported environment, at your pace and your agenda, taking small steps toward an ultimate outcome, to become the best version of your true self.

I recognize the importance of having a strong, collaborative and trusting relationship between client and counsellor and work in accordance to the BACP Ethical Framework and code of Ethics to ensure safe and confidential practice for both of us.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

My experience comes from working with long term open-ended clients as well as shorter more focus solution based sessions, and take a tailored approach as to which works best for you.

I have been very fortunate to work within the charity sector at Mid Kent Mind offering long term counselling to a variety of ages and supporting clients to work through a variety of issues.

I also have experience and currently enjoy working with young adults and staff members in a college environment.

Having two daughters now in their early 20’s, I feel I can truly empathize and engage with the young adult age group which led to my role as Wellbeing Practitioner at Canterbury College.

I believe professional and personal development is essential for me to grow, extend my knowledge base and understand my clients better. I enjoy a range of ongoing training covering a wide range of areas.

Clients

I offer therapeutic support Adolescents and adults

Areas of counselling experience

Low self-esteem, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Lack of confidence, General Depression, General Anxiety,  Trauma,  Eating Disorders, Relationship problems,  Loneliness,  Addictions, Anger, Family issues, Stress, Low mood / feeling sad,  Sexuality, Self Harm, Personality Disorders, Bereavement        

Qualifications

  • Registered Member of BACP
  • Certificate of Proficiency BACP 
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Bsc (Hons) – non counselling related
  • Nutrition Advisor O.A. Dip (Diet & Nutrition Advisor)

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

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I understand it can be difficult to open up for the first time, but please feel free to call me for a confidential, no obligation discussion.

Fees

£50 per session 

Concession for student Counsellors and online sessions. Please contact me for details  

Fees payable by cash at each session or Bank Transfer 24 hours before the session.

When I work

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Further information

Inspiration

 “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be.”

Carl Rogers, founder of person-centred therapy.

The Counselling Room at Rose Cottage is accessed via steps, regrettably with no wheelchair access.

There is free parking and well lit 

Rose Cottage, Winterbourne, Dunkirk, Faversham, Kent, ME13 9PH

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Key details

DBS check

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