I am a qualified and experienced BACP registered therapeutic counsellor. I meet and work with my clients either in Tenterden or Ashford, Kent and I offer to meet your needs with either short- or long-term counselling.
I aim to create a safe, confidential and relaxed environment in which you and I can work together to explore and process the difficulties you are experiencing that might be preventing you from having the quality of life you seek.
My training and subsequent experience is drawn from several different theoretical approaches to counselling, with Person-centred theory as its foundation. I meet you as an unique, individual person and seek to understand and gain insight into how you experience your confusion, worry, discomfort, distress, or whatever it is that you bring that concerns you. I firmly believe (backed up by recent research) that the quality of our relationship is key to progress; a relationship in which you feel comfortable, feel heard and understood, where there is mutual trust and respect, and where you don’t fear judgement or criticism.
Please contact me to arrange an initial discussion, after which you can decide whether you’d like to engage with counselling to face whatever challenge you are currently experiencing.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in Counselling.
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
My experience as a counsellor has been with a community counselling agency and in private practice and I have worked with clients seeking help with a wide range of problems including feeling sad / low mood / depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, phobias, abuse, low self-esteem, anger management, overcoming loss, compulsive thoughts and/or behaviours, trauma, family issues, affairs and betrayals and relationship difficulties. I have also significant experience working with parents experiencing symptoms of postnatal depression.
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
£40 per hour.