I offer person-centred counselling and supervision, working in a peaceful, rural setting.
My focus is you and the individual circumstances that have brought you to try counselling.
I believe that by offering genuine empathy and acceptance, the foundations of trust can be laid and together we can work through your difficulties.
I also work in secondary schools, with clients aged 11 -18, and am happy to also see this age group as private clients.
"Walking therapy" is also possible - please visit my website www.hollingbournecounselling.co.uk for further details.
Issues I am used to dealing with include: abuse; addictions (including eating disorders and self harm); anger issues; anxiety and phobias; bereavement and loss (grief); depression; family conflict; relationship issues; self esteem; sexuality issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
Before training to be a counsellor, I was a drama teacher for 25 years.
I qualified in 2004 with an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling.
I am a Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I work as a counsellor in schools and in private practice.
I have also trained adults in counselling at K College, Tonbridge and run private self development courses (see www.hollingbournecounselling.co.uk)
i am qualified in supervision, having trained with Cascade Supervision, and I supervise individuals, both qualified and still in training. I also facilitate a Creative Supervision Group (see Events.)
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have completed a Professional Training in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness with the British Mindfulness Institute.
My fees are £45 per session (one hour).