About me

I have been working as a counsellor for several years and am a registered member of the British Association of of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My training and experience tells me that counselling can be ‘life-changing’, opening doors of possibility to different ways of living and being.

Fundamental to my counselling practice is offering a confidential, safe and accepting environment where you will be offered time and space to share what is troubling you which may include issues such as anxiety, depression, abuse, relationship breakdown and bereavement.

For a number of years, alongside my own private practice, I managed a busy counselling project in a large primary school for national children’s mental health charity, Place2Be (www.place2be.org.uk), where I supported children, parents and teaching staff alike. As well working with individuals, I also ran a variety of groups, delivered training and supervised a team of counsellors.

I am co-founder of Breathing Space Kent, a counselling practice based in Rochester - (www.breathingspacekent.co.uk)

I have worked as a counsellor in a GP medical practice and at a local hospice as well as several years for a safeguarding charity supporting all those affected by abuse.

I do understand that taking that first step may be daunting so if you are unsure about counselling and would like an informal chat, please do not hesitate to either call me or email me. I am here to help!

Please see below for further information regarding my experience and training.

Feedback from clients:

'Thank you so much for your help when I really needed it'

'You have helped me so much with all my problems'

'You have helped me through a lot of struggles'

On leaving Place2Be to concentrate on my Private Practice:

'Place2Be have lost a great practitioner' (Clinical Supervisor)

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Training, qualifications & experience

I trained as an Integrative Counsellor with an NHS Trust Partnership (post-graduate level) which means I am able to draw on a variety of different models that I can tailor to the needs of my clients.

As well as my Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma, I have also completed further training in the following:

  • Trauma and Recovery
  • Eating Disorders
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotional Well-being
  • Attachment Theory and Practice
  • Advanced Safeguarding
  • Group Work

I have received extensive training in working with children and child specific training includes:

  • Child Development (Place2Be)
  • Working with Metaphor (Place2Be)
  • Helping Children Tell their Stories (Place2Be)
  • Transitions (Place2Be)
  • Endings (Place2Be)

As well as the above, I have provided on-going clinical supervision to a team of counsellors and delivered training in:

  • Attachment Theory and Practice
  • Active Listening Skills
  • Sex Offending Behaviour
  • Sleep Hygiene

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Fees

Additional information

Expense can be a major factor when considering counselling. I am committed to making my service as accessible as possible and keep my rates reasonable.

For this reason my standard rate is £40.00/session and sessions normally last for 50 minutes.

Availability

I am available weekdays.

Further information

As well as a comfortable counselling room, I also have access to a sensory room where children in particular often find it easier to work through any emotional issues they may be struggling with.

My work with children is centred around play or play therapy which is a very effective way of enabling children to share and process their experiences, often through stories in the play and using metaphor. if you have any questions about my work with children please do not hesitate to contact me.

Rochester
Kent
ME1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

None

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