About me

Counselling doesn’t change the bad things that happen to us, but it can help us to gain a better understanding of what has happened, and offer a chance to leave the past behind.

Counselling started for me as a client.  I was at a point in my life where many changes were happening around me, over which I had no control.  I felt lost and deeply unhappy and I had no idea why.

I have taken the road you are thinking of taking.  I have faced the doubts and fears of wanting to believe that I could find help by talking to a stranger, yet not really understanding how it would work.  Through my own counselling I have been helped to look at my biggest fears in bite size pieces and with help, I found a way to make some changes, which brought me peace of mind.

As a person centred counsellor I am interested in you and the events that have stopped you from getting on with your life.  I will help you to discover what choices you do have.  My job is to listen to you and to help you look deeper and giving you space to reflect, which will help you to gain a better understanding of how these events have affected you.

With my help and through the counselling process, you can gain healing from the past and find the freedom that comes from a better understanding of your experience.  I will help you learn to trust in your instincts and find a way forward towards a future which allows you to take better care of yourself.

Training, qualifications & experience

Integrative Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 Diploma
Counselling Studies CPCAB Level 3
Counselling Skills CPCAB Level 2
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Experience
Anxiety
Bereavement
Life limiting illness
Young people 11-18 years
Relationships
Emotional and mental abuse
OCD

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

I offer concessions to Trainee Counsellors.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime and evening sessions available.

Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults