I am an Integrative Counsellor, experienced in working with adults, young adults and teenagers. My aim is to help you through challenging times when you experience obstacles or setbacks, when life can leave you feeling unhappy and unsure about yourself. This could be cultural diversity, bereavement or loss, redundancy, divorce, attachment, trauma, abuse, bullying, domestic violence or, feeling you are "not good enough".
Using a holistic approach, I will listen sensitively to you whilst working alongside you in a safe, empathic, confidential, and non-judgemental environment. You will have the space to unpack your thoughts and feelings as we work collaboratively together to empower you on your journey to discover the answers that already lie within you, so that you can make constructive choices with confidence and authenticity.
Please click here to ask any questions or to book in your first session - I'll look forward to working with you!
Training, qualifications & experience
- Counsellor in schools helping children to cope with their emotional and or behavioural difficulties using the therapeutic process of play, art and conversation.
- Counsellor for the charity Making Miracles (Baby Trauma and COVID Bereavement)
- I volunteered for the Heart of Kent Hospice as a Bereavement, Carer and End-Of-Life/Palliative Care Counsellor.
- I volunteered for the Charity MIND (Mid Kent and Maidstone), helping clients with a variety of issues; anxiety, addiction, depression, personality disorder, parental separation, divorce, parental support and relationship problems.
- I have volunteered for several years with Place2be in schools.
I am Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, who abides by the BACP Ethical Framework. This includes receiving regular supervision of my practice to ensure I am working effectively, safely and ethically as possible. I engage in regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and I am fully committed to enhancing my personal skills and expertise. I have professional liability insurance and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Certificate.
- BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust)
- Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children (Place2be)
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills for Working with Children (Place2be) (Foundation)
- Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
Workshops and Continued Professional Development
- Trauma and Attachment in Children and Families
- Trauma, the Brain and Recovery
- Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self Harm
- Working in Secondary Schools
- Working with clients who have experienced Sexual Abuse
- Working with adverse childhood experiences
- Mental Health Awareness
- Working with Bereavement
- Working with children with Special Educational Needs
- Working with children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
- Working with Difference and Diversity
- Working with Metaphors.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Working with young people
For young people, facing new and unexpected changes can be overwhelming and raise anxiety. It is not always easy to talk about worries, difficult feelings or problems because they do not always have the resources to understand or process them. I have extensive training and experience in working with young people and their parents through these difficult times.
Working with the South Asian community
I am culturally sensitive to the South Asian community and can relate to its traditions, expectations and challenges.
I work Monday to Friday and on Saturday mornings.
The foundation to providing therapeutic healing is the relationship between the counsellor and client. I offer a free 20 minute consultation where we can briefly discuss your issues and how I can help you, this will also allow you to get a feeling of whether I am the counsellor for you.
I offer face to face sessions, online or via telephone.
Please click here to book in your first session - I'll look forward to working with you!