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MSc Reg MBACP (Accred)

About me

During this Covid 19 crisis I am working exclusively online, with Zoom or by telephone. I can help with strategies to manage anxiety and stress at this difficult time. I have over 20 years experience as a Counsellor in primary care (general practice/GP surgeries) and as a Counsellor and Family Worker in a substance misuse agency.

I work with stress, anxiety and depression, OCD, chronic pain, addictions, bereavements, chronic health conditions, PTSD, fear of falling, relationship issues and much more - in general, working with the problems that many of us encounter in our daily lives. I attempt to create an honest working relationship where we can address the issues that impact your life. I attempt to be practical; you want resolution.

I also work with people who are terminally ill using Dignity Therapy techniques. Home visits are available for this.

I have extensive experience of supervision and the development of therapists in training. I am willing to negotiate discounts for those in training for both therapy and supervision.

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Certificate in Psychological Therapies: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - (2018, Canterbury Christ church University)

MSc in Therapeutic Counselling (2010, University of Greenwich)

Diploma in CBT (Association for Psychological Therapies) - 2012

EMDR - EMDR Europe - 2011

IAPT Supervision 2008 (Canterbury Christchurch University)

Diploma in Counselling - 1999

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Dignity Therapy for terminally ill

substance misusing parents

supporting community detox

co dependant relationships

childhood sexual abuse

managing emotions

post traumatic stress disorder

Fees

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

£45 per session (indiviuals), I offer a first telephone assessment free of charge.

Telephone or Zoom sessions £35.00

When I work

During the COVID crisis I am offering telephone and Zoom appointments throughout the week, evenings & weekends with hours to suit the client

Further information

Zoom, Skype, telephone, face to face

Overland Farm, Overland, Ash, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 2LF

Castle Clinic, 5 Castle Hill Road, Dover, Kent, CT16 1QG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Supervision

In person
Phone

I have an IAPT supervision certificate from Canterbury Christchurch University.

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