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Registered Member MBACP

About me

I have many years experience of counselling and psychotherapy working with individual adults, young people and couples with a broad range of issues, helping them gain insights into their difficulties and working with them to find a way forward. Everyone has their own reason for getting in touch with a therapist, I see people with all sorts of difficulties and issues including, but not limited to, those listed below:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Family issues
  • Low self esteem
  • Phobias
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Separation and divorce
  • Abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Couples issues
  • Anger management
  • Work stress
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Parenting issues
  • Low self confidence
  • Personal development

For most people this is the first time they have consulted a counsellor or psychotherapist and they may be understandably apprehensive. So the first step is to talk on the phone or to arrange an initial meeting, this will give you a good idea of what to expect and to see how it feels before taking the decision to continue. The initial meeting is an opportunity for me to find out more about you and help you identify what approach is going to be most helpful – I am able to offer a variety of options for working together depending on your individual needs.

My welcoming practice rooms provide a comfortable place for us to meet and discuss in confidence what is troubling you. When unable to meet in person I offer the ability to work over secure online channels, please contact me on 01892 537999 to find out more.

Training, qualifications & experience

My theoretical framework is integrative and systemic, with Transactional Analysis as my prime theoretical model. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I work in accordance with their Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice. I am a also a fully accredited Family Mediator helping families going though separation and divorce.

2002-4   Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy Diploma training, Wealden Psychology Institute
2004-5   Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy MSc training, Metanoia Institute
2005-7   Advanced Transactional Analysis/Integrative Psychotherapy training, NKCP
2007       Specialist Skills Training: Working with Couples and Groups, NKCP
2011       Family Mediator training, ADRg
2013       Direct Consultation with Children training, Family Mediators Association

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Additional information

£70 Individual 50 minute session
£90 Couple 60 minute session

When I work

Daytime and evening appointments

Further information

I have my own therapy rooms in Tunbridge Wells which provide a discreet and welcoming environment with easy on-street parking. When unable to meet in person I offer the ability to work over secure online channels, please contact me to find out more.

I offer daytime and limited evening appointments.

Please call me in confidence on 01892 537999

63A Lower Green Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8TW

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

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