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About me

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 • UKCPMBACP 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

Kaleidoscope Therapeutic

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 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.


United Kingdom Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP)

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The Association is made up of a number of different membership classes e.g. Associate Members, Affiliate Members, Full Members, each with different requirements for entry. Full Members may use the initials 'MAHPP' after their names, and have undergone a rigorous accreditation procedure relevant to their discipline.

All members of the Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners must commit to acceptance of the UKAHPP Code of Ethical Principles, the UKAHPP Code of Practice, the UKAHPP Ethical Review Procedure and the UKAHPP Complaints Procedure.


UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with children and adolescents as well as adults and couples.


Additional information

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.

When I work

Monday day and evening, Tuesday Day, Thursday day and evening.

Further information

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.

Dykes' End, Ivychurch, Romney Marsh, Kent, TN29 0AU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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