BSc (Hons) Psychology, Diploma in TA Practice, MBACP
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I provide counselling and psychotherapy from my private practice at home in Edenbridge, Kent and my therapy room in central Tunbridge Wells. I offer a safe, warm and private space where you can bring any issue, concern or dream and be listened to with empathy and engagement. I believe that everyone has worth, deserves love and respect and is the expert of themselves.
I work relationally, as I believe it is through relationship that we are able to revisit areas of confusion, concern or distress and find our own ways to acknowledge, heal and if we choose to, change.
Training, qualifications & experience
- UKATA Diploma in Transactional Analysis (TA) Practice
- 4 year Post Graduate TA Clinical Psychotherapy Training
- TA Foundation Certificate
- TA 101
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- BSc (Hons) Psychology (1994)
I also have specific training in the following areas:
- Severe & complex trauma
- Treating traumatised children
- Contemporary Approaches to Eating Disorders
- Couples Therapy
- Certificate in Bereavement Training
- Working with trauma
- Telephone Support
- PACE Workshop; Attachment Focused Treatment for Childhood Trauma & Abuse (Dan Hughes)
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.
UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA)
UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial phone consultation is free, thereafter fees apply as follows:
Individual sessions (50 mins) £60, Couples Sessions (60 mins) £80
When I work
I am unable to offer evening or weekend sessions