*Due to the current Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, all supervision and therapy is operated on a remote basis until further notice*
I think that choosing a counsellor from the internet is a bit like choosing anything from the internet; you decide from the picture and write up whether it might be right for you, but you never really know until you meet your choice, which is why I offer a free of charge first consultation(up to 30 minutes).
Being an integrative counsellor means that I can draw on a range of skills aiming to find the way of working which suits you best. The best outcome for therapy is achieved when there is a good relationship between counsellor and client, and I firmly believe that our work together is a collaborative effort.
Often the difficulties which we struggle with in life aren’t developed in an instant, so I feel that they’re probably not going to be solved in an instant either, which is why I offer long term as well as short term therapy. My client work experience has included issues such as:
- Chronic pain/Fibromyalgia
- Hoarding behaviours
- Relationship and attachment difficulties
- Attachment issues
Although working primarily with adults, I have also worked with children victims of crime in an emotional supporting capacity. I also split my work between private practice and voluntary/non-profit.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and registered counsellor holding a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. This is an integrative qualification which means I am able to be guided by various models. I have also trained in Bereavement Care and CBT skills.
I have experienced of working with people who suffer with chronic pain conditions, victims of crime, bereaved clients and for the last few years I have worked within a very busy counselling service in Canterbury which offers affordable therapy to the local community.
*LOW COST SUPERVISION* for qualified therapists or those in helping professions. Supervision sessions able to start from Sept 2019 and low cost whilst I’m training.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Therapy fees are £50 per session. Sessions are usually held on a weekly basis but can sometimes be adjusted to need
I’m not able to take on new clients at the moment. I will amend this message as soon as I have availability