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About me

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.

Member organisations


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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

When I work

Monday to Friday daytime and evening appointments.

East Peckham, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults