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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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