Hello and welcome to my profile page. I am a qualified and registered counsellor and have a private practice in Sidcup Kent. I have been practicing for 10 years and offer Face to Face, Telephone & Zoom and Walk & Talk sessions.
I offer a free initial assessment which gives us a chance to talk through what support you need before making the commitment to start counselling sessions.
Counselling can be short or long term depending on the situation and I work with issues which include stress, anxiety, depression, feeling sad, separation and divorce, family issues, job related problems and different types of abuse.
I am an Integrative Counsellor. This means that I work using different approaches to suit the needs of the person. We are all different and each of us needs individual support. Some people want to talk through how they are feeling. Other people may want to learn more practical strategies to tackle their concerns. We will talk through your needs and how we can work together to help you achieve your desired outcome. Counselling is a way to work through how you are feeling. I can support you to explore how you are feeling and identify any changes that you may need to make.
I am a registered member of the BACP which ensures that i am regulated and work within their ethical framework.
I have day and evening sessions available. Counselling sessions are £40 per 50 minute session.
Deciding to have counselling is a huge step and can be very daunting. Please feel free to contact me regarding the service. I will talk you through the process and try to put your mind at ease.
Training, qualifications & experience
- NCFE Diploma in Counselling
- NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
- City and Guilds level 3 Certificate for Health Trainers
- NCFE level 2 certificate in Counselling Skills
- NCFE level 2 certificate in Mental Health Awareness
I currently work at my private practice supporting clients. Some of the most common issues are anxiety, low mood, feeling overwhelmed, lack of motivation, addictions, abuse and relationship and work problems.
I work for a Community organisation who support parents and carers of children with disabilities and additional needs. I have been supporting parents since 2013. Being a parent can be hard work and having a child with a disability can some times be challenging and stressful.
I also work for a local college supporting students.
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
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Counselling sessions - £40
Students - £30
Sessions 50 minutes
I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation to discuss your needs and how I can support you.
I am based in Sidcup and live close to the 286 and B13 bus stops. Both have links to Sidcup St, New Eltham St and Eltham St all of which are a short bus ride away. There is also off street parking.