I am a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist based on a quiet road in Allington, just outside of the Maidstone town centre.
I am passionate about therapy and the benefits of having a confidential space to explore the challenges that arise in life, as well as the personal growth that occurs when we get to know and understand ourselves better.
There are many different counselling models and I am able to tailor my approach to best suit your needs at the time. I am able to provide you with an opportunity to explore and gain a greater understanding of your thoughts and feelings, and a safe environment where you can potentially challenge and change aspects of your life and yourself.
A session lasts for exactly 50 minutes for either a mutually agreed number of weeks, (initially six to eight), or on an open ended basis. Sessions would usually take place on the same day, at the same time, each week, although I may have some flexibility if this isn't convenient for you.
Although I would usually meet with you in person, in light of the coronavirus pandemic I am currently offering telephone and online sessions. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like to explore ways in which you can safely access sessions, either now or in the future.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I have experience of working with a wide range of issues: in schools, for agencies, and in private practice. Working face to face, online and on the telephone.
I continually access further training to develop my competence and knowledge.
I have professional liability insurance and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate.
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
Fees are £40 per session.
I offer a concessionary rate for counselling students of £35 per session.