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MBACP

About me

 I qualified as a Counsellor in 2000 with a Diploma in Psychodynamic and Integrative Counselling.

I’m a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

In my Private Practice I offer one-to-one counselling appointments via Face-to-Face, telephone or online.

I appreciate it can be daunting to seek support and my intention,always, is to offer a safe, supportive and confidential space in which to look at the difficulties that are affecting your life. By building a trusting relationship together I believe long term and life affirming change can be best achieved.

I have vast experience of all kinds of presenting issues-including:

  • self-esteem
  • bereavement
  • addictions
  • trauma
  • relationship difficulties
  • self-harm
  • depression
  • stress
  • anxiety.

I work in an eclectic way drawing on various theories and therapeutic tools as appropriate for the individual.

I have a background in theatre and television and as such I particularly enjoy working creatively and with individuals with a background in the Arts.

I undertake ongoing continuing professional development.

All of my client work is conducted with appropriate supervision.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training as a Counsellor began in 1996 with a 1 year Diploma in Counselling skills.
This was then followed with a 3 Year Diploma in Psychodynamic and Integrative Counselling. 
I qualified as a Counsellor in 2000.

I also have a 3 year Diploma in Acting and Theatre Skills.

Over the last 22 years I have worked in various counselling organisations with adults, teenagers and young people. 
I’ve also worked within an organisation offering counselling to trainee counsellors.

I’ve 20 years experience of working within Primary and Secondary Schools as a School Counsellor. I’ve also held small groups working with bereaved young people.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fee is £50.00 per 50 minute session for one-to-one counselling.
I maybe able to offer a small reduction for the unwaged or those on a low income. This can be discussed during our initial consultation.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm

Further information

I usually see clients on a once weekly basis. This can be short term or longer term depending on your requirement. 

If you wish to make an appointment; in the first instance please send me an email with your contact details and a brief idea of what you require support with. I’ll respond as soon as possible to arrange an opportunity for a brief chat prior to booking an appointment.

Deal, Kent, CT14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I see my face-to-face clients from a central and easily accessible space in Deal, Kent. Free parking is available.

Online platforms

Zoom