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MBACP - Registered Counsellor

About me

I am a qualified counsellor (MBACP), with experience in working with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, addiction, self-esteem issues, bereavement, panic disorders or just feeling sad.

I have trained in many of the main therapeutic approaches; Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), allowing me to provide an approach unique for each person, embracing your individual needs. I value your uniqueness, individual belief systems or cultural backgrounds.

Sometimes in life, you find yourself in a place, where your coping strategies or abilities to manage in life are no longer working and those close to you are unable to help. You may find that you need someone who is not part of your life to listen to you and more importantly, hear you; to help you to see things from a different perspective, to work things through and gain a sense of yourself again.

My aim is to give you a safe, discreet and confidential space to enable you freely to explore your thought and feelings, in your time, at your pace away from the rigour and breakneck speed of life

If you have any questions or would like to book a session with me, then I would like to welcome you to get in touch with me today. You can call me on 07584 965 052 or send an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 2 Introduction into Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Professional Counselling Grief and Bereavement Diploma
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) For Therapists
  • Counselling On-Line a Corona Virus Primer (Open University)
  • Attachment in Early Years (Open University)
  • The Role of Diagnosis in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Open University)
  • Emotions and Emotional Disorders (Open University)
  • Making Sense of Mental Health Problems (Open University)
  • Panic Attacks: What are they and What to do about them (Open University)
  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)
  • Working in the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Field for over 30 years
  • Details and Certificates available on request.

Member organisations

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

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Fees

From £55.00 to £65.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Face to Face Sessions 

Face to face sessions start at £55 for a 50 minute session this is for a weekday time slot, weekends and evenings are charged a £65 per 50 minute session.

Face to face sessions will be held in our counselling room,

On-Line Sessions

On-Line session start at £55 for a 50 minute session this is for a weekday time slot, weekends and evenings are charged a £65 per 50 minute session.

Concessionary Sessions

We have a limited number of concessionary priced appointments, these appointments are allocated taking into account the clients needs, they are available for the unemployed, OAPs receiving pension credit and any counselling student* who needs to undergo longer term counselling as part of their training.  

Cost of concessionary sessions £50

*Please note, it is counselling students responsibility to check with their college that our qualification fall in line with their accrediting bodies requirements and their own individual study requirements.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Flexible 

Further information

Worked extensively with addiction/trauma affected clients at www.kenwardtrust.org.uk also worked with 16-25 year olds at North Kent College where presenting issue were very diverse including members of the LGBTQ community.
 

Near Me Counselling, Counselling Room 12 Otterburn House, 8-12 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 5JE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Skype