I am an experienced Accredited Counsellor and Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their ethical framework.
I offer individual face to face integrative counselling and Psychodynamic psychotherapy both short term and long term covering a wide range of mental health problems. I also offer Online and Telephone Counselling.
About Counselling and how I can help
Talking therapy gives you the space to explore your feelings in a safe and non judgemental setting. I will try to help you understand your feelings on a much deeper level in the hope you can make some peace with them. I will be actively working with you by helping you to recognise how past and present difficulties, beliefs, ruminating thoughts and feelings that may have been buried away sometimes for many years can continue to influence your current difficulties.
Exploring one's self can sometimes be a difficult but equally a rewarding experience. I hope throughout your journey of self-discovery will help you by enhancing your wellbeing and to also bring positive change into your life.
The therapeutic relationship that we share together on your journey is also extremely important, I hope that you will experience me as a warm, empathic, real and genuine person and feel comfortable in the knowledge that all that you share is private and confidential offering a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Accredited Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in introduction to Counselling Skills
Continual Professional Development
- Online and Telephone Counselling
- Working with childhood abuse and trauma
- The loss of Innocence
- Drug and Alcohol awareness
- Art Psychotherapy
- Play for Healing and Growth
- Relational Mindfulness
- the Fragile Self: Working with Narcissism
- Narcissism & the Body
- Attachment cradle to grave
- Attachment & Traumatic Bonding
- Existential Therapy and Uncertainty
- Safeguarding and Risk
- Working Briefly with clients
- Suicide Awareness and managing Disclosure
As well as my own private practice. I also work in a local charity run organisation offering individual long term or short term counselling. I have experience working with the NHS - Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT ) patients. I also have experience working in a local Drug and Alcohol service.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long
I have my own private practice in Orpington easily accessible by public transport or by car. Parking available. I work some week days and two evenings.
If you would like to start counselling please contact me to book for an initial assessment. The assessment gives us a chance to meet I can learn a bit more about your current difficulties, ask a few questions about your past and talk to you about the type of counselling that I can offer and if it would suit you. The cost of the initial meeting is £45.00.
please call or email me for any further information.
Please note that I will only return missed calls if you leave me a message to do so to maintain confidentiality.