- I am qualified and experienced Counsellor. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I am based in Canterbury. I have 8 years of experience and I work with adults of all ages, I also have skills and qualities helpful in supporting younger people, particularly students at university and in higher education colleges.
I have a lot of experience in working with panic attacks, trauma, anxiety, bereavement, relationship issues, post-natal depression and low self esteem.
It can feel like a big step just thinking about having counselling; and you may be feeling anxious and apprehensive, I would like to offer you a safe place where you can begin to express your thoughts and feelings.
It can be a tremendous relief to find someone that can truly listen to you.
Working in a non-judgemental way, I will follow your pace, and support you as you begin to make choices that will improve your well-being, confidence and self-esteem; enabling you to express feelings and experience a self-acceptance that can lead to a more meaningful and fulfilling existence.
I offer short and long term counselling. With an initial assessment; you can then decide if you wish to have further sessions.
Please see below for fees and concessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Humanistic Counselling. Certificate of Proficiency.
I have 14 years experience working with children who have additional needs, and 8 years experience counselling young people, younger adults and older adults.
I currently work with adults, and in a local secondary school. I also have a B.A Hons in Art, enabling me to work creatively and with different media, this is particularly useful when working with all ages, creativity can help to unlock and express difficult thoughts and feelings.
I have undertaken additional training in- trauma, bereavement, anxiety, working with anger and shame, mindfulness, loss and family systems and working with adolescents, and adolescent development.
I have further undertaken training in using CBT skills with depression, anxiety and panic disorder. most recently I attended training on eating disorders, self-harming behaviours, body image issues specifically for young people, and sleeping problems.
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
- My session fees are £40; lasting approximately 50 mins. Sessions can be for a short period- 6/12 weeks or as long as you need to fulfil your counselling goals. Concessions are available, please do ask.
- During this period of social distancing requirements: I offer video counselling and telephone counselling, as well as face to face sessions. Prices are:
- £40. Zoom- session duration: 50 mins
- £40. Telephone-session duration: 50 mins.
- Face to face sessions. I have a large well ventilated room, alternatively I can offer sessions in my garden. It is completely secluded.
Sessions are available from 8am to 7pm. Counselling sessions offer more benefit if they are held weekly, but I also offer two weekly sessions if this suits your situation and needs.