I am a qualified and highly experienced Integrative counsellor. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
Registration number 213597.
I have over 10 years’ experience working with clients and helping them through some of the toughest emotional challenges that we face in our everyday lives. These include the loss of someone close to us through sudden death, divorce or serious illness.
Personal relationship difficulties both at home and at work. Often these issues stem from unresolved childhood experience and can be re-experienced in adulthood as anxiety, depression, generalised low mood and panic attacks.
I have simplified the words used to describe these conditions in the introduction, as I believe every persons experience is unique and would be addressed in the uniqueness of their experience within the confidential therapeutic working relationship we would share together.
I provide a safe and confidential space, in which we can explore these issues that are causing you distress, pain and confusion. I can help you heal, so that you can see a clear picture of where you want to go in your life.
I share my knowledge and experience, using a combination of contemporary and evidence based methods and strategies to support clients in there recovery. Whatever your pain and confusion is, my role is to help you to put the pieces of your life puzzle together.
My therapeutic experience is both extensive and varied. I also work within two local charitable counselling agencies where I have been affective in both long term trauma-based therapy and short-term goal focused therapy. This work has included personality disorders, PTSD, bereavement, the emotional and physical impact from domestic and sexual abuse. Due to the complex and delicate nature of these issues we would carefully review the work at intervals to access progress.
If you think I could help please message me either by email or text and I will get back to you ASAP and arrange for an assessment meeting.
The key to having a successful outcome is dependent on how comfortable you feel with me.
This is the basis of a good therapeutic relationship therefore you may need to meet several counsellors before deciding who to work with, this being the case I charge the reduced rate of £25 for this initial meeting.
I work in Ashford on Fridays at Cape Counselling
My fee is £40 per session payable at the start of each session.
I do offer some spaces for students and low income clients at a lower rate depending on your circumstances.
Training, qualifications & experience
Some of the many professional training days that I have attended include -
- working with Bereavement
- working with Shame
- Borderline personality Disorder
- Domestic Abuse
- Trauma and the Brain
- Rational Emotive behavioural therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral therapy
- Assessment training
- Mindfulness, and many more.
- ABC Awards Level 2 certificate in counselling concepts.
- ABC Level 3 certificate in counselling skills.
- ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling.
The last 4 years I have worked at a charitable agency in Canterbury. I have worked mainly with long term clients who have been suffering with many complex issues, such as complex grief, personality disorders, Anxiety, depression, and trauma.
More recently I have worked with victims of domestic abuse, this has been much shorter and more focused work.
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
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