If you are reading counsellors’ profiles, you must be thinking about having some counselling. This may feel very daunting, perhaps because it is the first time you have thought about it and aren’t sure if it is for you or you may feel discouraged about returning to counselling and ‘starting again’ with a new counsellor. Making that first step either way is not easy. I thought it might help to let you know what things I can help with and a little bit about what I personally can offer.
I can help with depression, anxiety and when everyday life is getting on top of you. I work with relationship concerns and all kinds of loss, such as bereavement, job loss, redundancy and 'sense of self'. I can also help with overcoming negative thoughts and feelings and improving confidence and self-esteem. I would really like the opportunity to support you, especially in these difficult times.
I am an experienced counsellor but I am also a warm, caring, compassionate person in everyday life and I feel these qualities are integral to my counselling work. I provide a quiet, contained space to really listen to what things are like for you. We will work together to develop your own understanding and meaning of what is going on for you so we can think about how you may wish to manage or change things.
My usual place of work is Beltinge, Herne Bay so I am very accessible from Thanet and the Canterbury and coastal area.
I can work short or long term and we can discuss this at your first session. Whatever your reasons for coming into counselling, I would like to be there to support you. Please just telephone, text or email me and you can expect a prompt response. If you would like to give me a ring to ask any questions about what you have read or to have a brief chat to get to know me before you make an appointment, I would be very happy to do this.
Training, qualifications & experience
ABC Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)
Working with Couples
Level 6 diploma in Therapeutic Supervision
Professional development courses include Mental health first aid, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, anger, shame, dreams, creativity in counselling, working with adolescents and working with groups, working therapeutically with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, storytelling and sand tray therapy.
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.
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
£40.00 per session
Concessions offered for
My fees are £40 per session but I do offer some concessions.
I am available for appointments from 4.00pm onwards on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and all day on Mondays and Fridays. I may also be able to do early mornings mid week.
Covid 19 has had a dramatic impact on most of our lives and will continue to affect us individually and as a society for some time. Please let me reassure you that, when working face to face, social distancing and hygiene measures are firmly in place. I can work via Zoom if you prefer this, please do not worry about the technology, we can work it out together. I promise that I will do my very best to make this as good an experience as I can.