I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethics working with adults, couples, young people and children.
I am fundamentally humanistic in my approach to counselling which, means I believe that people have an instinctive drive to want to make themselves better. I also believe that each of us has the resources within ourselves to do this provided the conditions are right. For me, the relationship between the counsellor and the client is where those conditions are created.
Every client is unique so our work together will be specific to each individual, their needs and their goals for counselling.
I have worked successfully with all ages and genders with stress, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, bereavement, relationships, abuse, trauma, low self esteem, sexual issues, affairs and terminal illness.
I am continuing to work face to face with clients as my studio complies with social distancing. Please feel free to contact me for more information.
For more information please visit my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from the Wealden Institute of Psychology.
In addition to my work in Private Practice, I am a School Counsellor offering counselling to children in both primary and secondary schools.
I have previously worked with the bereavement counselling team at The Hospice in the Weald and with a local community counselling service.
Given my work prior to becoming a therapist, I have a particular interest in working with Emergency First Responders.
My registration with the BACP includes membership of its chlidren, young people and families.
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
Monday to Friday daytime and evening appointments.