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Counselling and Psychotherapy

About me

Hello and welcome. Looking for a counsellor can be rather daunting and confusing. Be encouraged. Keep going.

Maybe you are here because life has thrown you some unwelcome events, or a crisis and you are hoping to find help. Maybe you have been struggling with difficult thoughts, sensations or feelings of sadness, anxiety or depression., or simply want to enhance your well-being. Or perhaps you are looking to improve your relationships. Maybe you don't know exactly why you are here, but only that its time for change.

Be encouraged. I deeply believe that wherever you find yourself now, counselling can support you in finding your way to a better future.

I am committed to offering you a safe, trauma-informed, professional space, supported by my consistent, warm and relational way of being. My integrative background means that I'm trained in a wide range of different therapeutic interventions that I can draw from sensitively and appropriately, according to you and your unique needs. These may include, for example, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), body work, breathing techniques, relaxation, inner focusing, creative techniques, inner parts work and coaching among other things.

What next?

If you think I might be able to help you on your next step to living, feeling and relating better, please email me or phone me (you can leave a message confidentially) and I will aim to respond to you as soon as possible - and definitely within two days. I will be as flexible as I can to fit around finding a time for an initial assessment session. This can be online, by phone on in person (with all appropriate covid precautions in place). I will assist you in feeling comfortable around issues relating to phone or online sessions if you feel concerned about this, and happy to respond to any queries or concerns that you may have. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work with individuals (adults) and couples in both a private practice context and with an agency, and have been seeing clients since 2013. Significant certificates include:

  • BA (Hons) Counselling
  • Emotion-focused Therapy for Couples
  • Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Focusing-oriented Counselling
  • Trauma Treatment with CBT, EMDR and Somatic-Based Interventions

As a continuous learner I engage in ongoing training and updating of knowledge and skills regularly. Some recent training includes:

  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Working with Anger
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Shame and Compassion
  • Life Coaching
  • Creative therapy
  • Transactional Analysis

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.

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Emotion-focused therapy
  • Imago therapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Focusing-oriented therapy

Fees

Additional information

  • Individual sessions are from £50
  • Couples sessions from £65

When I work

Day time and evening sessions currently available.

Further information

I work with adults online, by phone, or face-to-face, and with couples online or face-to-face. I will also consider home visits.

1 Thorpe Avenue, Tonbridge, Kent, TN10 4PW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

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