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.
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
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
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.
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
I am happy to discuss your particular needs in advance of a first appointment.
- Initial 90 minute assessment £120
- Subsequent 50 minute appointments £ 80
- Length of Therapy: Short and long term
Weekdays 9am to 7pm, Saturday mornings.
I can offer appointments for young adolescents aged from 12 years, and have experience with working with families and children.