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MBACP (Accred)

About me

I am a Registered Accredited Member of the BACP and am trained as an Integrative counsellor, which means I am able to tailor the way I work to meet your needs.

I am able to offer both face to face counselling sessions in a setting with safety measures in place or telephone counselling if this is your preference.

I understand that there are times in our lives when we have emotional difficulties that we are unsure how to overcome.  Sometimes it can help to talk to a counsellor about your concerns to help you explore more challenging thoughts or feelings you may have and to have support to find your own way forward that provides the best possible outcome for you.

I am able to offer both short term and long term counselling and I believe the therapeutic relationship between the counsellor and client is of the upmost importance.  The therapeutic relationship is based on trust and confidentiality and I aim to provide a safe and warm environment in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings without judgement.

I believe that with the right support all individuals have the potential to make, what they believe to be, beneficial changes to their lives and that everyone has the potential to build better relationships with both themselves and with others around them.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my training at Diploma level in Therapeutic Counselling in 2019.

Completed The Foundation for Infant Loss Training in 2022.

Both during and post qualification I have experience of working as a bereavement counsellor within CRUSE bereavement care and working within a college of further education to provide counselling to young adults (age 16+).

I have post qualification experience of working as a counsellor within the mental health charity,  MIND.

I have experience of working with a variety of issues including bereavement and loss, anxiety and depression, relationship issues, low self esteem/confidence and stress related issues.  I have worked with a wide range of adults of all ages including young adults (age 16+).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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.


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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free initial 15 minute telephone consultation, at a mutually agreeable time, to give you the opportunity to discuss what I am able to offer you and how this may meet your needs.

All further sessions, including an initial assessment session, are at a cost of £40 for a 50 minute session.

When I work

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I am available between Monday and Friday with daytime and evening sessions available.

Dartford, Kent, DA1

Avenues Wellbeing Step By Step, 327 Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8DT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults