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About me

About me:

Life can sometimes be hard and issues from our past and present can affect us at anytime.  This can leave us feeling unable to cope, effecting us at work and home, effecting our relationships and adding tension in our daily lives.

I am a qualified therapist working with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, miscarriage, bereavement, trauma, abortion, self-harm and self-esteem.  I have worked extensively with adults and young people (14-18 years of age).

Working together to help you find your own solutions – whether that’s making effective changes in your life or finding ways of coping with your problems, counselling enables you to understand yourself, your patterns and behaviours and choosing what changes you want.    

I have experience of working within an NHS environment and general counselling agencies. I maintain my continued personal development attending events, workshops and courses that include: sexual violence, self-harm, suicide and adult victims of childhood sexual abuse.

My background in the corporate world left me unhappy and not understanding my own feelings and emotions and knowing I wanted more from my life.  I made the decision to retrain as a therapist and feel my understanding of the pressure of life, family and relationships enables me to connect empathically in a non-judgemental way.

Starting therapy:

Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task and I would always ensure we have an initial chat so that you can decide whether I am the right therapist for you.

Initially we would have a call to understand what is bringing you to counselling, what is happening in your life and what you would like to get out of your sessions.  If you were then happy to continue we would then agree either weekly or bi-weekly sessions, depending on what suited you.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

CPCAB level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

CPCAB level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Member organisations

BACP

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

Therapies offered

Fees

Additional information

My per session fee is £50.00 

West Wickham, Kent, BR4 0HJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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