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About me

A friend asked me why people go for counselling. My answer: LIFE!

Life throws lots of things our way! We collect these experiences as emotional baggage. Sometimes it gets too heavy; it needs to be unpacked and made lighter! This could be from stress of daily life to childhood trauma!

It can be daunting looking for the right counsellor; it’s like trying on a pair of shoes - as much as you may like the look of them, sometimes they just don’t fit. That’s why on the first session we have a chat and see what you want from counselling.

My counselling style is integrated; I use the tools from a variety of proven theories to best support you and your needs. I have been working with young people  and families for over 14 years to deal with significant trauma. I have also worked with clients to support them identify their underlying issues that made them dependent on drugs or alcohol. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Integrated Counselling (NHS Inter-Psyche)
Level 5 Diploma in Children and Families Health & Social Care

Therapeutic Training (NSPCC)
The Indicators of Child Abuse (NSPCC)
Attachment Skills (Solihull)
Safeguarding (KCC)
The Development of Children and Young People (KCC)
Trangsgender and LGBTQ+ (Mermaids)

I have worked with MIND and Turning Point, with people of diverse ethnicity, socio-economic groups and sexuality. I have learnt that presenting behaviours can be misleading, masking problems that lie beneath.  

I have worked in a variety of settings with a wide range of children and young adults with complex needs. My expertise is in working with children and adults in crisis, including working with families and multi-agency settings.

I relish working with clients so they feel more secure and positive about the future.

Member organisations


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.


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Free initial consultation
£45 per 50 minute session
Funding for young people may be available (depending on where they live/study)

West Malling, Kent, ME19

Type of session

In person