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About me

Sometimes life can feel difficult and we may feel confused, lost or alone, even if we are surrounded by others. At times, we may struggle to cope, feeling low, anxious or overwhelmed. Being offered support to explore our difficulties and worries in a safe, confidential and empathic environment, free from judgement can help us feel less isolated and find our way again to a more hopeful and fulfilling way of being. I believe that the roots of our personal strengths often stem from difficulties we have experienced and that together, we can find what might be most helpful to you.

Whatever problems you may be facing, working within a respectful and trusting therapeutic relationship can help you begin to make sense of things, providing you with some space and time to explore your difficulties, past or present. My aim is that together, we can identify what you need to help you move forward towards a more satisfying life.

As an integrative counsellor, I provide a flexible, compassionate approach which offers support, tailored specifically to the problems or difficulties you are facing and together we can identify a way of working together that is best for you. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss how I can help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Humanistic and Integrative Counselling Diploma.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 per session (1hour)

Some reduced fees available

Further information

I like to work with the individual and adapt my approach to suit each person, I will review regularly with you to ensure your needs for therapy are being met. My training is integrative so I use a variety of techniques from different psychotherapeutic models to help you move forward.

I work from a private home in Maidstone. Unfortunately the therapy room is not wheelchair accessible. I am also offering online work for those unable to access my private therapy room.

Maidstone, Kent, ME15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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