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Dip.Couns - Counsellor Registered MBACP

About me

I'll help you when you feel anxious, stressed and unable to cope, with me you have the opportunity to talk through your thoughts, identify feelings and find elements of yourself that are hidden or lost.  Including if you have suffered a bereavement and are finding it difficult to fathom your grief.  I support you in finding your way, whatever that is for you.

An initial consultation will give you the opportunity to share with me your reasons for seeking therapy, I can outline in person my approach and we can discuss how this fits in with your goals and expectations. At the end of this free consultation, I will ask if you wish to proceed, if yes, then we will set a day and time and agree to a weekly contact. I offer short term therapy, normally a 12 week period or long term.

During your therapy we will build in space, time and energy for you to explore your immediate world and navigate the known and unknown areas of yourself.

I have experience of working face to face, via the telephone and on-line with adults both privately and at a specialist bereavement charity. I have also spent time in a school counselling setting, working with teenagers with a variety of needs.

I am approachable, easy to talk to and here for you. I want to help you on a journey, to walk beside you as you explore your way forward, finding strength and building a new resilience.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified, integrative counsellor, trained in Person Centred Therapy (here & now) and Psychodynamic (your past, the visible & invisible). I have a breadth of experience working with bereaved individuals, navigating loss and grief, also working with anger, anxiety, low self-esteem and those at a crossroads.

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills - CPCAB
  • Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills CPCAB
  • Attachment & Traumatic Bonding - BCCS
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy ~ Working with Anxiety & Panic - BCCS
  • Bereavement Training - St Christopher's Hospice (4 Days)
  • Attachment and Grief Course - St Christopher's Hospice

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

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 per 50 minutes (Therapeutic Hour)

When I work

I am available Monday to Thursday, between 830 and 530. I also have some evening availability.

Do not hesitate to contact me for up to date availability.

Further information

I have a full COVID risk assessment in place and currently offer both face to face and remote counselling.

Together we will build a therapeutic relationship built on trust, freedom to speak and the opportunity to be heard.

Orpington, BR5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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