Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. My counselling practice is based in central Tonbridge where I provide a confidential service in a safe and comfortable environment. Day and evening appointments are available.
I trained at West Kent College and received an Advance Diploma in Humanistic Counselling. I also attend workshops to keep my training up to date. To keep you safe and to guarantee that therapeutic standards are maintained, I am a member of and registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and work according to its code of ethics and standards.
My philosophy is that the therapeutic relationship that we build together is key to bringing about change for you. I believe that you are the expert of your own life, I will walk alongside you on your journey helping you to deal with your emotional issues. My job is to be there with you, really hear you, understand how you are feeling and work towards positive change.
At times life can be challenging, overwhelming or we can simply feel that we have lost our way. This is when we can experience feelings of stress, depression, anxiety or just being alone and not knowing which way to turn.
During these times we could all do with a little extra help. Someone to talk to, someone to unburden our feelings and thoughts to or someone who can give us what we need to manage the feelings we are having and work towards positive change. This is what counselling can provide.
Please visit my website for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold the following qualifications:
- Advance Diploma in Humanistic Counselling.
- Certificate in Counselling Skills.
- TA101 Transactional Analysis.
- Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis, Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- Psychology BSc Hons.
- Working Safely and Therapeutically with Domestic Abuse.
- Societal Rape Myths and Traumatic Reactions.
- Suicide and Suicidal Ideation.
- Making Anger Your Friend.
- Animal Assisted Therapy Workshop.
- Mind Mental Health 3 day workshop.
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
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
£50 per session.
Concessionary rates are available. Please contact me directly to discuss.