Mine is a holistic approach to counselling which focuses on the person as a whole - mind, body and spirit. I work with you the person, recognising your individual needs. My role as counsellor is to be present with you and support you through whatever difficulties you are experiencing be that depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement/loss, relationship/family difficulties or overwhelming thoughts and feelings. I can help you to address any issues that are affecting your overall well-being in a confidential, safe, supportive and non-judgemental way. Together we will uncover your own inner resources, wisdom and strength, which will help you to bring about positive change, find the answers you seek and gain clarity/personal insight.
I can work with you on an open ended basis or for an agreed period of time. As an integrative counsellor with person-centred values at the core of my work, I am flexible and creative in my approach, drawing on a wide spectrum of therapeutic knowledge to best suit your own individual needs. These include creative arts therapies, CBT, Gestalt, Jungian psychology, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Somatic Trauma Therapy, Psychosynthesis/ spiritual, Sand Tray Therapy and therapeutic writing. I may introduce you where helpful and appropriate to therapeutic methods such as guided visualisation, drawing, writing, chakra balancing, meditation and mindfulness.
I am also a qualified child counsellor with over ten years experience of working with children and young people. The Bexley location is a well equipped play therapy space where I work with children using art materials, sand, toys and games.
I am a BACP registered counsellor, working both in my own practice (Online and Bexley Practice) and for an affordable counselling service, working from GP practices throughout Kent. I offer face to face counselling at Bexley High Street DA5 and online via Zoom, Skype and video calls (and more recently social distanced walk and talk/picnic sessions)
Training, qualifications & experience
BA(Hons) in Counselling (University of Greenwich)
FdSc (Integrative Counselling) (University of Greenwich)
Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children
Certified Mindfulness Coach
Current Enhanced DBS Certificate
Certificate in CBT
Somatic Trauma Therapy
I have over ten years experience and training working with young people and children as both a mentor / youth worker and play therapist. I also have experience helping people with a multitude of different issues, including anxiety, bereavement and loss, childhood trauma and abuse, depression, divorce, dissociation, family/relationship issues, life crises and major change, overwhelming thoughts and feelings, post traumatic stress, retirement and work related issues, self harm, stress, trauma, and unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Fees are as follows:-
Face to face sessions (50-60 mins) £50
Online sessions (50-60 mins) £40
Walk and talk/picnic sessions £40
I am available 8am - 7pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings.
Pilates Body Studio is located on Bexley High Street, next to The Old Mill, a five minute walk from Bexley station. There is a pay and display car park just around the corner, under the bridge [please be mindful of parking bay restrictions].
8am - 7pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.
Taking the first step......
It can feel quite daunting looking for a counsellor and asking for help and support if you haven't found yourself in this position before. But if you like what you see of my profile just leave me a message or email and we can arrange a session for you to meet me and discuss the benefits of counselling and mindfulness practice.