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Feeling lost? Alone, even with lots of people around you? Feeling overwhelmed? You have made it this far so please read on.
"We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this special kind, is one of the potent forces for change that I know."- Carl Rogers
One of the most precious things in life is being truly listened to. I am here to listen, to work collaboratively with you towards your goals. My aim is to empower you, so that you can gain confidence, as well as a sense of trust in yourself to help you to make the decisions in life which are right for you. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, self-critical, overwhelmed by pressure from work, family, or relationships, or at a crossroads and need someone to talk to, then counselling can help you to make sense of things.
I am an integrative therapist, and this means I draw on a range of different therapeutic approaches such as humanistic, psychodynamic and CBT to suit your needs. This is your time and space to explore whatever is important to you. I aim to provide a non-judgemental, safe and respectful environment in my counselling room in a village just outside Dover. I can also offer sessions via zoom, or telephone and by special arrangement I can visit your home. I am happy to provide short term or long term therapy, it really is up to you.
Bereavement and loss:
“A thousand moments I had taken for granted, mostly because I assumed there would be a thousand more.” - Morgan Matson
Loss comes in many forms in our lives, bereavements, job, redundancy, divorce, separation, home, a trusted friend, relationship and so on. I specialise in working with loss and have gained over the years substantial experience of working with clients who have suffered a traumatic bereavement. It is all too easy to face loss in isolation and anguish and fall into a huge sea of loneliness and deep sadness. No one can wave a magic wand to make everything better, but we can share the journey together.
I hope you will get in touch either by email or phone, it will be a privilege to share your life with you for as long as you need.
A final quote before you leave my profile ………….
“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within, it is there all the time.” - Anna Freud
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People Stage 1
- Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate
- Bereavement Support Foundation course - Cruse Bereavement Support -Level 2
- Level 2 The Principals of End of Life Care
- Level 2 Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
- Level 2 Understanding Autism
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person session
Concessions offered for
Your first session is free.
£40 per session
Concessions available please ask.
When I work
Face to face