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MBACP, MA(Ed), BSc (Psychology), FD Counselling

About me

Life is not always easy and there may be times when difficulties we are experiencing appear to be over-whelming and we may feel unable to share them with those closest to us.

Our counselling relationship will be different to the type you have with friends, family or colleagues. It is secure and confidential, the focus being on your experiences of your problems. I will not give you advice, judge you or tell you what to do, but instead we will work collaboratively to explore & make sense of your thoughts, feelings & behaviours.

Working in an Integrative way using a Psychodynamic approach in which we might explore how experiences in your past may be influencing the present, coupled with a Person Centred Approach which acknowledges your potential and ability to make the right choices for yourself can lead to greater insight and self awareness and therefore a greater sense of well-being.

I offer therapy in a safe, calm and non-judgmental space and together we will explore what is happening with you and what it is you want to change. I am able to work with a wide range of issues and I work within the BACP Ethical Framework.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) in Psychology

MA in Education

PGCE (post Compulsory)

Foundation Degree in Counselling

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

CPCAB Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People (Place2Be)

Walk and Talk Therapy Training 

Infant Loss Training

Advanced certificate in Clinical Supervision including telephone and online and telephone working 

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

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50 FOR A 50 MINUTE SESSION

When I work

I am currently available for telephone/zoom calls or in person. 

Petts Wood, Kent, BR5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.