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I am an experienced Accredited BACP Counsellor, Coach and Supervisor working full time in private practice.
My aim is to create a safe, confidential and warm space in which to explore the issues which you bring. Together with a focused and boundaried approach, I like to bring creativity, warmth and humour into the counselling room along with my passion for this area of work.
I believe that anxiety or depression can be a way of drawing our attention to what is currently inhibiting us from engaging fully in our life. I appreciate that it may be difficult initially to engage in the counselling process. However, I believe that living with these unexplored difficulties is even more distressing.
Each counselling relationship is unique and I value each client’s individuality when working together. I can work with you on a short term, long term or open-ended basis depending on your need. The therapy I offer will involve us developing clear boundaries in which to explore the past/present issues that are affecting your life and together discover a path to move forward.
The first step can be a daunting one, but identifying that there is an area of life that you would like to change is the biggest step of all. Our first session will be a chance for me to explore with you the reason for seeking counselling; a chance for you to ask any questions you may have about this process and for me to see if I would be the best person to help you at this time. If we choose to work together we can then arrange a regular time to meet.
If you would like to arrange an initial assessment please email, text or call to book a mutually convenient time.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 4 years NHS/IAPT experience
- 4 years Private Practice experience
- 5 years University of Kent - Well being department
- 1 year Drugs and Alcohol service experience
- Diploma in Relational Supervision
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling, University of Kent
- Certificate in Counselling, Goldsmith in London
- Certificate in Mindfulness
- NLP Master Practitioner
I regularly attend various continual professional development courses (CDP) in order to remain current and up-to-date.
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Sessions last for 50 minutes and there is a 24-hour cancellation policy.
Please contact me for a free 20-minute consultation to discuss what you are looking for at this time.
When I work
Currently, seeing clients Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 8 pm.
What is the next step?
If counselling is something that you would like to explore please send me a message and we can arrange a free 20 minute consultation where you can ask any questions that you may have. The next step is to arrange our first session. Here I will ask you your reason for coming to Counselling alone with brief background of family, relationships and other significant/key life events. In our first session we will agree the following:-
- Focus of treatment - this is not set in stone, but rather a guide or direction of travel
- Contract for an initial number of sessions - normally around six to eight
- Reviews - a chance to check in and see how the sessions are going
- Confidentiality - I explain what this means and what is included and excluded from this
- Payment details - method and cancellation policy
- Time and date - normally same time and day each week, but this can also be reviewed and changed if required.
I am experienced at assessing your needs and helping you make choices about what service or treatment option may be right for you at this time. If we decide not to work together, that an alternative treatment option might be more effective, then I will help you navigate the services out there to find the best next step for you.