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Dip. Couns. Dip. GID. Couns. Registered Member of the BACP

About me

I am a qualified counsellor and a Registered Member of the BACP. I offer private counselling for adults and teenagers in the Sittingbourne, Teynham and Faversham area specialising in mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, self harm and low self esteem. I also have a diploma in Gender Identity Issues and can offer support needed in this area.  I aim to support clients to find a way through their current difficulties and to build resilience and skills for the future.

I understand that life can get difficult and can cause overwhelming feelings You may  feel like there is no way forward and feel unable to identify why at this point. I can offer a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space in which you can begin to make sense of whatever is troubling you.

As a counsellor, my role is to support you and help you to explore your emotions and feelings,  Sessions are focused around your needs, working at your pace, safely exploring the issues you bring to your session in confidence and without fear of judgement.

Counselling can support in restoring your sense of well-being.  I feel this is key in being able to move forward and lead a fulfilled and contented life.  Learning to express our feelings and having someone to listen and validate our feelings can be extremely powerful and can be life changing.

I am able to offer both short term and longer term therapy, where we can either meet for a specific number of sessions or review progress regularly within an open-ended agreement, depending on your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications are:

  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (2015)
  • CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies (2016)
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2018)
  • Open College Diploma in GID Counselling

Recent CPD /extra training:

  • Understanding Transference (2017)
  • Introductory Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate (2018)Working with Children with SEND Certificate (Place2Be) (2018)
  • Channel General Awareness Certificate (2018)
  • Safeguarding Training (Place2Be) (2018)
  • Suicide Awareness Course Certificate (2019)
  • Self Harm Course Certificate (2019)
  • MHFA Certificate (Mental Health First Aid) (2019)
  • Working with the Super Ego and Super Ego Ideal (2019)
  • Trauma, the Brain and Recovery (2019)
  • The Imprint (2019)
  • Working with couples with gendered awareness (2019)
  • Introduction to Trans Awareness (2020)
  • Gender Identity Disorder Diploma (Oct. 2020)

I am a counsellor at MMK Mind since 2017, supporting Adults with mental health issues such as Anxiety, Depression and Panic Attacks

I have also had placements in Secondary Schools working to support Teenagers suffering with anxiety, panic attacks, self harm and other mental health issues such as Depression

I hold a current DBS working with Vulnerable Adults and Children.

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.

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees are £40.00 for an individual session.

Concessions for students/low income £30.00

A Standard Session lasts 50 minutes at the same day and time each week.

Payment is made to myself in cash, unfortunately I do not have the facilities to take card payments.

Sittingbourne, ME9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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