I am an integrative counsellor and supervisor.
I have a private counselling and supervision practice in Herne Bay. Prior to this, I set up a Counselling Service in London, which I managed for a few years and supervised groups of counsellors who worked there. I also worked for the London Borough of Merton for over fifteen years in adult social care.
I am a trained bereavement counsellor. I used to work at a bereavement counselling agency and for a counselling agency providing counselling in schools. I have worked with adults, couples and groups, offering short and long term therapy for a variety of different issues.
I have experience working with children and adults with learning and physical disabilities and mental health issues. I integrate Person Centred, Psychodynamic, CBT, Gestalt and Clarkson's therapeutic model within my individual therapeutic approach. I use creative techniques when this is appropriate. I feel that my adaptable approach can meet the best needs of my clients.
I am a genuine, non judgemental, empathic counsellor. I feel it is important to develop a good therapeutic relationship with my clients to enable them to work through the issues they bring to counselling. I provide a safe and supportive environment where my clients are able to work through their issues with me and make positive changes in their lives.
I adhere to the BACP ethical guidelines. I am a registered BACP member (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
Training, qualifications & experience
BA/BSC History and Social Science Joint Honours - 2002
Understanding Health and Social Care - 2006
Introduction to counselling - 2008
Child development - 2010
Counselling exploring fear and sadness - 2010
Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2 - 2011
New Focus Therapy - 2011
Bereavement Counselling Training - 2012
Safeguarding children and young people - 2012
Creative Counselling Interventions - 2013
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 - 2013
BACP Certificate of Proficiency - 2014
Conflict management - 2014
Mental health training - 2014
Dream therapy work shop - 2014
Working with clients with depression - 2014
Overcoming jealousy and envy with live CBT demonstrations - 2014
Anger with live CBT demonstrations - 2015
Working with adult attachment styles - 2015
Foundations of REBT - 2016
Grief when a child dies - 2016
Money and therapy - 2017
CBT level 5 Diploma - 2017
The Foundation for Infant Loss Training - 2018
Revisiting Gestalt - 2018
Foundation Degree in Counselling - 2018
The sound of silence (trauma work with people who have experienced terror attacks and natural disasters) – 2018
BACP Private Practice Conference Loss: what does life mean for me now? – 2018
An Evening of Grief and Sorrow with Julia Samuel - 2019
Diploma in Integrative Supervision of individuals and groups – 2019
Life Happens: How to Grow Through Change with Julia Samuel – 2020
How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer – 2020
Moving Your Practice Online – 2020
Working with Personality Disorders using Transactional Analysis Workshop – 2020
Understanding Autism – 2020
Currently enrolled on: The Online Counselling Certificate Course
I have a background working in social services with all client groups. I have worked with adults with learning and physical disabilities and mental health issues for over fifteen years. I have trained as an integrative counsellor and bereavement counsellor. I am committed to ongoing professional development as I feel this is important to improve my practice and to keep my skills updated.
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
From £40.00 to £50.00
Concessions offered for
My fees for students are £40.
My fees for individual client sessions are £50.
My fees for supervision are £40 an hour.
I am available on Wednesday and Thursday.
My private practice is based in Herne Bay.