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Integrative Counsellor - Adults/Mums/Teens (MA, Dip, MBACP)

About me

How are you, really? Living in a never-ending pandemic has brought many of our underlying issues, relationships and desires into real confrontation. Are you struggling to make a major life choice? Going through significant change? Are you finding the boundaries of social/personal/professional life confusing? 

Living in such great uncertainty can throw so much up for us. This kind of chronic underlying stress can have a knock-on effect on your ability to be all things to all people in your life.

The invitation of therapy is to:

  • to 'pause' and try to process more objectively your struggles
  • work integratively on how the body, mind, and feelings interact
  • reflect on our lived experience: the workplaces, home life, family structures and how you relate to the world and others
  • explore unmet desires, fears and sorrows
  • offer clarity and cohesion
  • make meaning of your life

Counselling for teens (16+) and young adults

Dear parent/family member, My heart goes out to you. Times couldn’t be tougher. You don’t need me to rattle away the staggering headlines and data around young people’s mental health and wellness falling by the wayside. Your pain and holding that space for your children’s pain is a lot to carry. So I first want to acknowledge your love and care for your child to help them by looking into providing them professional resource and allowing them the autonomy to work through their experience confidentially. Once in motion, trusting their counselling process may alleviate some of your own fears and anxiety which can strain family relationships.

I offer after-school sessions from 3-6pm. Please get in touch for an initial consultation. I trained with Place2Be, the national children's mental health charity, where I counselled adolescents in secondary school using creative, relational modalities. I have an enhanced DBS.

https://www.kcbtherapy.com/services/

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I am a professionally qualified integrative counsellor (Dip, MBACP) trained in a number of tools and theoretical frameworks that are tailored according to your needs.
  • I currently serve East Sussex NHS Macmillan cancer patients and their families.
  • I have previously worked and trained with Place2Be, the largest young people's mental health charity, where I worked with teenagers using creative tools and play.
  • I am also a trained social scientist (MA, Sociology, Goldsmiths). The combination of the two studies allows me to see the bigger picture of the larger systems and structures that affect our social lived realities. Factors such as addiction, bereavement, chronic illness, gender issues, loneliness, poverty, racism, social status, and more do not occur in isolation nor are they strictly limited to childhood.
  • My theoretical emphasis is Psychodynamic and Psychosocial science, encompassing memory, history, and trauma that can inform and shape our mind and behaviour. I also offer practical tools and techniques. Counselling is not an idle vocation; I engage, I challenge, I encourage, I witness, I contain and keep safe - this is also how I was trained.
  • I am an individual member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means I work within their ethical principles and guidelines working with integrity and accountability.
  • I am part of the Psychologists for Social Change network.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adolescent and young adults -

  • anxiety
  • becoming an adult
  • body image
  • bullying
  • careers
  • depression
  • family dynamics
  • identity issues
  • schooling
  • self-confidence/ self-esteem
  • self-harm
  • sexuality
  • suicide ideation
  • stress

Fees

From £30.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Finding the right fit is important. Let's arrange an informal chat to get a brief overview of what you're looking for and discuss practicalities. There is no obligation beyond the consultation. Thereafter, sessions are charged at £50 per session (50 minutes). I offer concessions on a regular basis. 

For more information and to book, visit https://www.kcbtherapy.com/consultations

If you are a parent/family member concerned about a young person, I am here to help. I work with teenagers 16+ and young adults in after-school sessions. 

When I work

Sessions are on weekdays from 9 am with the last appointment at 5 pm GMT.

(If you live outside the U.K., or have childcare/work needs, we can arrange alternatives).

Hastings, East Sussex, TN34

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Zoom

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