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MBACP, Dip.Couns, Integrative Counsellor

About me

Life can be difficult at times. We can all be faced with challenging and overwhelming difficulties; sometimes when we least expect them. Counselling can be the opportunity you need to work through and understand emotions that may be confusing you; at a pace that suits you, without feeling judged and in complete confidence.

I have nearly 20 years experience working with students (5-16yrs) in schools.  I have also volunteered my counselling skills for Thurrock Mind and McMillan Dove for a number of years, gaining a wealth of experience and knowledge.

You may have experienced events or people that have left you troubled or suffering from stress, anxiety, feeling depressed or lonely.  Maybe from a separation, divorce or bereavement. You may want to try to make more sense of your life.

Taking the first step can be rather daunting, I understand this; my aim as a fully qualified counsellor is to make you feel comfortable and at ease, to allow you to explore your inner thoughts and feelings. You can bring whatever is on your mind to the session - any anxieties, worries, fears and hopes that you may have.

I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space for you to be able to explore your troubles and concerns. Both long and short term counselling is available.

If you would like an appointment please either call direct or send me an e-mail.  I currently rent a room at William Edwards School (RM16 3NJ) after 4pm weekdays and Saturday mornings.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
BACP certificate of proficiency

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems                                        Counselling children and young people
Bereavement training
Working with depression and loss
Working with trauma in the counselling room
Working with emotional meaning
Mindfulness
Self Harm
CBT
Attachment and trauma therapy
Body image and self esteem
Safe guarding vulnerable adults
Mental health awareness training
LGBT awareness
Creative therapy

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

Additional information

£35 (40 mins) for child and young person counselling (5-16yrs)

£40 (50 mins) individual counselling - adult

When I work

Weekdays from 4pm onwards Saturday mornings

Grays, Essex, RM16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults