Individual counselling of adults, couples, young people and children. NHS trained in counselling, TA trained in psychotherapy. Qualified in Counselling Children & Young People and holder of a diploma in Supervising Integrative Counselling.
I have knowledge of a number of counselling models, which I put to use in a way I hope the client and I find most appropriate for the issue with which we are dealing. This can involve short-term or long-term work. Whatever we do, it is humanistic and client centred and it may involve Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Person Centred Approach or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I currently charge £45.00 - £60.00 per 50-minute hour and sometimes see people (usually young or old) in their own home, which involves the addition of travelling expenses.
As well as counselling, I have tutored on a Counselling Diploma Course, am currently running a course to enable qualified counsellors to work with Children and Young People. and supervise counsellors both individually and in groups.
One way or another I have worked with most issues and my business card talks of “Healing and Growth” which I feel covers most of the work I do. I do believe that counselling is a two-person process so expect the client and myself to work together in an open and transparent way.
Training, qualifications & experience
B.Sc. Dip F. Dip Couns.
Member of ITA • EATA • AHPP • UKCP • MBACP MBACP Senior Accred. Supervisor (Individuals & Groups)
TA trained in Psychotherapy • NHS trained in Counselling
Post Qualification in Counselling Children and Young People
Ashford Conselling Service Supervisor 2011 – 2016
NHS Bracton Centre Honorary Forensic Psychotherapist 2010 - 2011
South Kent College Counselling & Supervising 2005 - 2012
Social Services Counselling & Psychotherapy 2004 - present
Inter-Psyche Counselling Lecturer & Supervisor 2003 - 2015
Private Practice Counselling, Psychotherapy, Supervising 2002 - present
Fostering Agency Counselling Children & Teenagers 5 ’09 - 1 ‘10
NHS Primary Care Counselling 2002 - 2003
Magpie Productions Senior Programme Director 1974 - 2003
KCC – Soc. Serv. Session Leader working with children 1991 - 1996
The Minster Centre: Diploma in Integrative Supervision.
Quality Training: Post Qualifying Certificate in Counselling Children and Adolescents.
Inter-Psyche, West Kent NHS & Social Care Trust Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Studies Dip. Couns.
Training Southeast England: Advanced Transactional Analysis Course in Psychotherapy.
1999 - 2002
TA Intermediate Course satisfying Level 1 B.O.C. of the Institute of Transactional Analysis.
TA Introductory “101” course satisfying ITAA requirements
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with children and adolescents as well as adults and couples.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
I normally charge £45.00 - £60.00 per hour.
If I have to travel, I charge 40p per mile to cover fuel.
It is also possible to arrange therapeutic counselling by telephone, Skype and / or internet.
What sort of thing would we talk about?
People come because of:
Relationships * anxiety * pregnancy * abortion * rape * incest * abuse * violence * self-harming * loneliness * family breakdown * eating disorders * substance abuse * sexuality issues* personal identity * powerlessness * trauma * depression * panic * suicidal feelings*
How long will it take?
We meet for 50 minutes at a time. After the first meeting we’ll agree on how many times to meet – maybe just that once or maybe five or ten times. We don’t have to stick to what we agree but it’ll give us an idea of how long it might take. Then we’ll meet at the same time every week.
What would I do?
This is kind of up to you. You might talk – in fact you probably will talk, most people do, but some take longer than others to get around to what is really troubling them. You might draw pictures, you might work with clay. You might arrange sea-shells or you might play with the sand tray. One way or another we will find a way to explore your pain. This exploration, although it might not be a breeze at the time – is aimed to take away the crippling effect of the pain, so that you can put down the burden you carry and regain the power you have lost.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday day and evening, Tuesday Day, Thursday day and evening.
Types of client