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FdSc MBACP (Accred.)

About me

Hello. I am an experienced, fully qualified, integrative counsellor / psychotherapist & Supervisor accredited by the BACP and in addition to private practice I work in the local NHS IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service. I have previously worked in 2 GP surgeries as the Lead Counsellor and other Counselling Agencies within the NHS setting. This means I have had experience working short term in Primary Care with people struggling with a broad range of emotional, anxiety/stress/anger based, relationship and self-esteem related difficulties.

I have also worked in a Community Counselling Service offering longer term therapy and a Secondary School supporting young adults.

Entering therapy for the first time can be a daunting and scary process. My aim is to use the therapeutic relationship within a safe and confidential setting to explore any difficulties you may be experiencing. I will listen to you, without judgement, and we can work together to explore your difficulties and any overwhelming feelings you may have. Hopefully, you will find that therapy can be a truly rewarding, empowering and positive experience.

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Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in online and telephone counselling. 2020

Certificate in Supervision - with distinction 2020

Foundation Degree (Science) in Integrative Counselling with Commendation, 2011

Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory - Level 3, 2007

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have recently completed Level 6 Certificate in Supervision Training


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • Individuals - £50 per 50 minute session
  • Couples - £70 per 60 minute session
  • Concessions available for Student Counsellors
  • Supervision for Counsellors £50

Further information

Due to the ongoing Covid 19 situation I am unable to offer face to face appointments 

Orpington, Kent, BR6

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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In person

Supervision available.

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