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About me

I am an experienced, BACP registered and accredited counsellor/psychotherapist providing both short and long-term therapy.

I work with adults, teenagers and children offering a safe, respectful and caring environment to off-load difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

My training not only enables me to work with clients from a holistic perspective, looking at mind, body and social environment, but also to adapt the therapy to individual needs on any presented issue.

Successful therapy is dependent upon a good working relationship between client and therapist. With that in mind, I suggest you call or email and we can set up an assement appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience working in various settings including:

  • NHS
  • Schools
  • Charitable organisations
  • Private practice

My twelve years of experience has allowed me to develop a safe, supportive, warm environment in which my clients can explore the presented issues and come to a place where they feel empowered to initiate change and move through detrimental patterns of behaviour.

I am certified in:

  • Play therapy
  • Relationship counselling
  • Individual therapy
  • Group work
  • Jikiden Reiki healing

My training qualifications include:

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in Play Therapy with PTUK
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Certificate in Basic Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling
  • Certificate in Risk Assessment
  • Certificate in Group Leading Skill
  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision for Supervisors

Continuing Professional Development Courses:

  • Working with Self-harm
  • Understanding Autism and Aspergers Syndrome
  • Working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Rape
  • Working with people affected by Domestic Abuse
  • PTSD
  • Therapy using Creative Art and Play techniques
  • Understanding Suicidal Behaviour

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.

BACP

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

Fees

Additional information

Affordable fees will be discussed at the initial assessment.

Student concessions are available.

Further information

I have a special interest in systemic therapy which works from the awareness that behaviours and mindsets can pass through family generations, affecting present day patterns and intimate relationships. I am currently undergoing further training to become a qualified Family Systems Practitioner therapist.

Hythe, Kent, CT21

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Couples
Families