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MBACP

About me

I am an experienced and qualified counsellor who works in an integrative and creative way to I offer a safe boundaried relationship within which clients can explore.
I have experience of offering  bereavement counselling in a hospice and Domestic abuse support in a women's refuge , plus general counselling and supervision in the voluntary sector.
During the last 12 years I have worked in private practice in Tunbridge wells and Sevenoaks.
I use a variety of approaches to enable me to tailor the work to each individual. These include family systems, gestalt, psychosynthesis, & psychodynamic.

Since my original training I have  extend my experience of working with Trauma I have attended a new model named Comprehensive Resource Model allowing me to offer more specific focused work with any behaviour that is Trauma related such as, panic attacks, severe anxiety, and intrusive thoughts.


I offer individuals sessions of therapy and or supervision.

In these challenging times in addition to face to face work I am able to offer to sessions online using Zoom or Skype
I can offer short or long term contracts.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis
Supervision Diploma

Certificate in Comprehensive Resource Model (working with trauma)
Certificate in Group facilitation , Working with therapy groups.
The Freedom programme (For Women living or recovering from Domestic Violence)
Non directive Play therapy certificate.
Diploma in creative expressive arts in therapy
certificate in brief solution therapy
Working with obsessive compulsive disorder
The Solihull approach.
Parenting courses, Solihull approach, Parent-link, Step-parenting, Managing Anger,
I have worked extensively for the last 11 years with young families supporting their parenting and mental health.
I have developed and run variety of workshops on a variety of subjects .
My interests are Domestic Violence, Post natal depression and managing anger, bereavement, Loss of meaning, menopause, effects of childhood abuse.
Attachment disorders.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs

Additional information

Assessment session £35 individual,
Subsequent sessions £45.00 individual,
Supervision £50

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytimes some Evenings

Further information

I am a member of the BACP and work within their ethical framework

Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15

8 High Street, Otford, Kent, TN14 5PQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I can offer accessible sessions on a Tuesday afternoon

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I have extensive experience of supervision in a variety of settings including schools, with volunteers and trainee counsellors

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