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About me

Clinical Experience and Specialisms:

Working since 2007, she began her clinical experience in a Refuge for victims of domestic violence, and later as a counsellor for a large school in Sevenoaks, treating young adolescents for anxiety and depression. She later took up a full time post with the NHS in an IAPT Compliant Team specialising in a diverse range of client issues, primarily using CBT and Person Centred models for all major anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, health & social anxiety, OCD, GAD, phobias, body dysmorphia and eating disorders. She has particular extensive experience working with PTSD, depression using behavioural activation, humanistic counselling for grief, low self-esteem and relationship issues and CBT techniques for young adolescents.

Training, qualifications & experience

She trained initially as a Counsellor, and later went on to achieve a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.For the last 5+ years she has been working in NHS Primary Care GP surgeries, and recently received acknowledgement as the highest achieving therapist in her team, for both her successful client clinical outcomes and positive patient feedback.

Qualifications:

Counselling Skills (Basic Counselling) - Level 2

Further Certificate in Counselling & Theory - Level 3

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)

CBT Skills Training – Canterbury University - Merit Pass

Post Graduate Diploma Cognitive Behaviour Therapy High Intensity (Merit Examination Pass and Distinction Pass for client recordings) (BABCP Accredited Course)

ADR Group Accredited Mediator

Currently attending Accredited EMDR Training

Accreditation Awarded BACP 1st August 2011 & BABCP 27th September 2012

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BABCP

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

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

£105.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

I am happy to discuss your particular needs in advance of a first appointment.

I offer...

  • Initial 90 minute assessment                                £145
  • Subsequent 50 minute appointments                   £105
  • Length of Therapy: Short and long term
  • Weekly/fortnightly

When I work

Weekdays 10am to 4pm

Further information

I can offer appointments for young adolescents aged from 12 years, and have experience with working with families and children.

Oakley House, Fordcombe Road, Penshurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8DP

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

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