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Dip Counselling/Psych, Dip Pacific institute USA, Reg MBACP.

About me

I believe everyone has the right to live their life to the full, be the best that they can be, achieving their goals and full potential.

I work in a variety of ways to fit a client's individual needs, with a not one size fits all approach. We are all unique and I celebrate this with you. I find nothing more rewarding than being a part of a journey of empowerment and positive change and growth. I am very passionate about helping my clients achieve this and using various tools tailored to their individual needs have had the pleasure of seeing them go on to live the lives they want. 

Are you wanting to understand your feelings and how to manage them? Perhaps you have lost your confidence and self-esteem and need some help to get them back? Maybe you experienced a loss or experienced a life event that you are struggling to work through and reach acceptance on? I offer a warm, gentle, safe space, giving you the time in which to share your thoughts and help you understand yourself better and support you in making positive changes.

Making the decision to invest in your emotional and psychological well being is an important step and finding the right counsellor to meet your needs can feel daunting and overwhelming; it is vital in achieving the best outcome. I understand and appreciate this, hence I offer a free thirty minutes consultation, which you're able to book.

I am a qualified integrative Counsellor Psychotherapist, Creative Arts Therapist and have life coaching training. I have over 25yrs experience in working with children, young people, teens, adults and families in a variety of settings and from all walks of life. I am based in Kent. 

As a member of the BACP, I work within their professional guidelines. I offer a warm, gentle, safe, confidential space, free from judgement, where you will be free to be yourself and be accepted. I allow you the time and space to explore your thoughts, feelings and concerns.

I am passionate about helping people achieve their potential empowering them to live the life they want and breaking down any barriers to this by working together as a team and helping them to achieve their goals. I have worked in a variety of roles and settings with all ages and backgrounds and Counselling was a natural progression in my career. We are all different and therapists work differently, you can find out more about me on my website. I am passionate about adapting to a client's needs. I am also a Creative Arts Therapist and use a range of materials where a client can create a keepsake and provide the materials free of charge.

I offer counselling on a broad range of issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationships, low self-esteem and confidence etc.

Having trained in the American Pacific Institute, Steps to Excellence and Personal Success Programme. I offer life tools in achieving goals and aspirations and identifying blind spots that can hold us back because quite often we are too close to seeing these. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist and also qualified in Creative Arts Therapy. Certificate and Diploma in Welfare Studies, Rainbow trained with the Children's Society.

  • Certificate in Welfare studies
  • Diploma in Welfare studies

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Do you feel stuck and feel dissatisfied with life, but not sure why? Maybe you have a goal but not sure where to start? I can help you to identify your needs and how to meet them, helping you to live your life the way you want to.  I adapt the therapy to suit your needs.

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality

Additional information

My fee is £50.00 per hour for individuals, £60.00 for couples and £70.00 for family sessions. I offer discounts for block bookings.

When I work

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I always do my best to meet your needs and discuss this during our free telephone consultation.

Further information

I understand that making the decision to seek therapy is an important step and finding the right counsellor can be daunting.

If you would like a brief chat to discuss your needs and find out more about how I work and how I can meet them, we can do this during  a free thirty minute consultation session. 

Margate, Kent, CT9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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I currently do not have wheelchair access but can offer telephone or zoom sessions.

Additional languages

Italian

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom