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Registered MBACP

About me

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.)

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have completed a Professional Training in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness with the British Mindfulness Institute.


Additional information

My fees are £45 per session (one hour).

When I work

Mondays 4pm - 7pm, Tuesdays 9am - 7pm, Wednesdays 9.am - 7pm, Fridays 9am - 1pm

Maidstone, Kent, ME17

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


In person

I am a qualified supervisor, having trained with Cascade Supervision Training and would welcome supervisees willing to work with me, both qualified professionals and trainees.

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