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About me

I've been working as a counsellor for over 17 years and as a qualified supervisor for 8 years.  Over this time I have worked in schools (primary and secondary), Hospices, Refuges, YMCA's, Charities, Mediation Services and Private Practice.

My youngest client was 6 years old and my oldest 70.

Having trained as a Humanistic Integrative counsellor I focus on working with my clients, emotional, mental and physical health.  When possible, when clients are open to it, I like to work creatively, often using sand-tray, drawing, role play and more, I find this is often a wonderful eye opener for clients and can help move the work along, enabling us to find the unspoken and speak it, helping clients to not feel stuck.

At present sessions are offered via video call or telephone.  I would ideally like to meet over video, to begin with and then the phone is easier after this, I am happy to change to this format.  However, it's always best to start with an informal discussion over the phone so that you can ask any questions and find out if I am the right for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Supervision | Cascade | 2012
  • Postgrad certificate in Play Therapy Skills | Canterbury Christ Church | 2011
  • BACP – Accreditation | 2007
  • Diploma in Counselling | 2004

Like all counsellors, I attend ongoing training every year, at the moment I am studying Gender and Sexuality.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

£50/session for counselling/supervision

Monday & Tuesday Evenings

Friday Mornings

Term Time Only

When I work

I can currently take on new clients.

My current availability is limited; Monday & Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings.

Kent, United Kingdom, ME19

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I have a humanistic approach to supervision, having worked with therapists from varying backgrounds. I like to be creative and I qualified in 2012.

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