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MBACP Dip.Couns. Integrative Counsellor

About me

Currently, there are many people that are unable to leave their homes due to Covid-19. Life has changed beyond what any of us thought could ever happen. If you are struggling with your mental health I am still here to help. I am offering online counselling through Zoom - a safe online platform.

Are you feeling......Stressed? Worried? Anxious? Fed up? Depressed?

Maybe you have reached a place in your life where things just don't make sense any more, you may be stuck and unable to move forward, make changes or feel that you will be able to achieve previous goals and aspirations you have set yourself. Well, all is certainly not lost and together we can find the right plan for you. This may involve goal setting and exploration into what it is that may be holding you back but also looking at your past and unpicking those messages that we have grown up with, that may, deep down be holding you back.

Whatever your reason- you are here, in the right place! If you suspected a broken bone, you would visit the hospital for an x-ray in order to get the treatment you need. When life gets tough or you are having a bad time due to your present circumstances or maybe something happened to you recently or in the past, why not seek someone that you can speak to?

I can offer a confidential, non-judgemental and comfortable space for you to talk and explore whatever you need to at a pace that is comfortable for you.

I work in a person-centred way, which means I believe you are your own expert. I am not here to tell you what to do but what I am here for is to listen, support and help you find a way forward that is best for you. I also like to work creatively and if this is something you would like, we can work together using a range of counselling tools to help you.

I can work with all ages from 8+. For many years I worked in an Alternative Provision Service for Primary and Secondary aged young people as well as supporting their families. I have years of experience working with Autism, Aspergers, ADHD and all the behaviours that are associated with diagnosis as well as prior to diagnosis.

I understand it can be difficult to enter therapy - you have already made the first move by looking here for a counsellor that you feel you may be able to work with.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Level 2 Award Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
  • Level 5 Diploma in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy: The LEAP Method
  • Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work
  • 18 hours CPD in Animal Assisted Therapy in Counselling - Humanima CIC
  • Treating Intrusive thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice - MindBody Breakthrough

Professional Bodies

Registered Member British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP)

Leading Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (LEAP)

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Online counselling - £40 (60 minutes) 

Outdoor social distancing Counselling £40 (60 minutes)

Room Based Counselling - £45 (60. minutes)NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Counselling students - £35 (60 minutes)

Equine Assisted Learning/Psychotherapy - £60 (1 hour)

Equine Assisted Learning/Psychotherapy for counselling students - £50 (1hour)

When I work

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Further information

My therapy room is upstairs, however, if you need a ground floor level please contact me and I will be able to arrange an alternative.

Swanley, Kent, BR8

Gravesend, Kent, DA13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults