I am in private practice just outside Tunbridge Wells but due to Covid-19 most of my work has moved online via secure video app.
Change can be daunting, especially if our best efforts no longer seem to work. No one likes to feel stuck, or lost or out of options as to how to move forward. As an integrative humanistic counsellor I am here to support you. I provide a respectful, safe and confidential environment where you are heard without judgement. Together we can work towards making the changes you seek for your own wellbeing and achieving your goals. I work with loss, post-natal depression, anxiety, panic-attacks, childhood-related difficulties, low self-esteem and life altering events. How you experience your life or how you relate to those around you may not be what you want for your future. I believe in every person’s ability to connect with their own power in order to heal.
You are welcome to contact me in confidence via my mobile, email or website to arrange an initial conversation so that I can answer any questions you may have and discuss your therapeutic needs. We can book in an online first session for you to 'meet me'. If you are local and reluctant to start online work we can meet in an outdoor, socially distanced space for an initial chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) with an accredited Diploma in Counselling from The Wealden Psychology Institute.
I have several years experience volunteering as a bereavement counsellor at Hospice, running art and relaxation workshops of Macmillan Cancer Support and private groups.
My training is integrative which means my theoretical approach varies according to your needs. I work with clients with a range of issues including loss, relationship breakdown and separation, post-natal depression, anxiety, panic-attacks, childhood-related difficulties, low self-esteem and life altering 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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Support for Dementia carers
PLEASE NOTE: Face to face sessions are on hold due to Covid-19. Online only and some home visits where the facilities meet my risk assessment and safety requirements.
As an artist and professional illustrator of over 20 years, I incorporate my counselling skills to provide art and relaxation days for Macmillan Cancer Support and private groups.
love to be outdoors walking my border collie. I prefer to avoid spiders and housework.