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About me

I am a fully qualified Relate trained counsellor.  Relate are the UK’s largest provider of professional relationship support.

During the Covid-19 pandemic I am mainly working privately via Zoom.

Sometimes the differences between a couple that naturally occur in relationships can feel insurmountable, ‘we’re so different, how can this relationship work?’ Couples counselling aims to help you overcome these differences by helping you understand what communicating and listening effectively to each other looks like and feels like.

Over time a relationship can get stuck in patterns that aren’t always useful. Together we explore what your patterns are and try to exchange the less useful ones for something that feels better.

Counselling is always completely non-judgemental, you will not be told you are doing something ‘wrong’ and you will not be ganged up on by the therapist and your partner! I aim to help my clients feel completely comfortable and respected. I won’t tell you what to do but will use my skills to help you discover the happier relationship that you deserve.

I can imagine you’re feeling nervous about approaching a counsellor for the first time and discussing private matters with a stranger. It’s only natural and expected. I am not here to criticise or blame, simply to use my experience to try and help you.

Please email me or message me and we can decide if counselling is the right course of action for you.

  • Initial consultation (fact finding, practical information etc.) - £40
  • Subsequent sessions - £50

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling Skills, City & Islington College, 2003.

Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy,  University of East London, 2005.

Diploma in Working with Couples: Theory & Practice, Relate Institute, 2011.

Member organisations

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

Fees

From £40.00 to £50.00

Additional information

Initial consultation (40-50 mins) - £40

Subsequent sessions (50-60 mins) - £50

Dover, Kent, CT15

Canterbury, Kent, CT1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Online platforms

Zoom