If you have reached this point of reading my profile then you are probably taking the first steps towards your own healing. Or maybe you are looking to understand more about yourself and why you are the way that you are. What ever may have bought you to this point, you are now on a journey and it is just possible I might be the person who is privileged to join you on that journey.
Counselling can be a very daunting experience for some people and my role is, to gently and empathically lead you through the process and see you safely to the new you. I have many years experience working with people from all sorts of backgrounds, for both short term periods and long term.
If I can, I will do my utmost to help you through your journey to discover your inner self.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Studies awarded by University of Kent at Canterbury (2001)
Diploma in Integrative Counselling awarded by Inter-Psyche (West Kent NHS Trust & Social Care Trust) (2004)
As well as my counselling qualifications I have also studied and received awards in the following:
Postgraduate Certificate in Early Years awarded by Canterbury Christ Church University (2009)
Performance Coaching for Leadership awarded by Institute for Leadership and Management (2011)
I also qualified 4 years ago as a supervisor for fellow counsellors and have had a lot of experience providing ‘supervision’ for professionals in Education.
Diploma in Supervision awarded by Thoros, New Romney (2017)
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Initial assessment by telephone FREE
Counselling sessions (1 hour) £45.00
Currently due to the need to keep us all safe during the Covid 19 pandemic I am only working online through Zoom or other 'safe' encrypted system. An initial assessment (a two-way process) is made by telephone and is free of any fees. It is an opportunity for both of us to examine your needs and the prospect of a empathic and meaningful relationship.
I am a registered member of the National Counselling Society