Due to the current coronavirus pandemic I am currently offering zoom and telephone therapy at reduced rates. Please contact to find out more information.
I think it is true to say we have all had times where we have struggled and had nobody to talk to and have been unsure where to turn for support. I know because I have experienced it myself. Sometimes we need an outsider, somebody who is detached emotionally and able to help us see things more clearly.
So how can I help?
Well I can offer you that safe and non judgemental place to come and explore what is happening for you and your feelings around it. I follow a model of therapy known as person centred - basically that means my work is centred around YOU! I work with what you bring to sessions. I can work with you for just a few weeks, or longer term depending on your circumstances and the things you wish to work on.
I have a wide range of experience which has included extensive work with children aged 5 upwards. Some of this experience was during my training when I was on placement for a year in a primary school, then following qualification I went on to work at a centre offering counselling and play therapy to young people. I was there for about 16 months. I have also worked with children in my private practice and also now work 2 days a week for an organisation supporting children in schools.
I will offer a safe and welcoming environment for you to allow you to explore what has brought you to seek counselling, and give you the space and time that you need to think, talk and process what is happening for you. I am a member of the BACP (British Association Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and I work within their ethical framework, meaning that have regular supervision, and I also attend regular training and development days.
I treat first sessions as an assessment for us to get to know each other and see if we feel able to work together.
I offer both short term and long term work
So if after reading this you feel that I may be able to help and support you please contact me to arrange a mutually convenient time for an initial assessment. Unfortunately I am currently not in a position to offer free assessments.
I also have specialist knowledge and awareness of working with people with learning disabilities
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 2 Counselling Skills
Essential Telephone Skills for Helpline Workers
Level 3 Counselling Studies
Level 4 Diploma in Counselling
1 day course in Mindfulness
1 day course Issues of Debt in Counselling
BACP webinar on addictions
1 day course on working with Domestic Violience
Training session -Orpington Christian Counselling on Couples counselling
Currently undertaking 80 hour course to work online and telephone - via Counselling Tutor - online training course and able to offer therapy via Zoom
Safeguarding training updated December 2018
Lordswood Primary School (Place 2 Be) counselling children aged between 7 -11
Kasbah - counselling clients with learning disabilities
Orpington Christian Counselling Service
Walk Tall- specialising in working with children between 5-18
Fegans November 2017 - current. I currently work 4 days a week with children 5-18 using counselling techniques and play therapy. I also attend regular CPD courses with them.
Online Acadamies - Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents (March 2017) O.A. Dip
Centre of Excellence- Bipolar awareness Diploma - online course - completed March 2017
Bullying Awareness Diploma, 2018 online course
Supporting young people and children through bereavement and loss - fegans training day may 2018
One day training course on diversity and difference - 2019
BACP children and young people's conference - may 2018.
Sandplay training course through fegans - completed January 2019
Autism awareness - 5 years plus experience of practical work with Autistic people and those with learning disabilities and have also completed both online and classroom based autism awareness training the most recent being November 2017
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a particular interest in working with children and teenagers and also clients with disabilities and long term illness
Autism and learning disabilities training and experience
Concessions offered for
- My fees are £35 per hour long session. Children's therapy is £20 per session. Couples £40 per hour session. Concessions will be considered for those on low incomes.
Due to the current Covid 19 pandemic I am offering zoom therapy sessions and can offer reduced rates. Please contact to discuss further
I am generally available for telephone or online therapy on Wednesdays, Monday afternoons and Thursday afternoons.Due to the current pandemic I am unable to offer face to face therapy
i am able to offer sessions in both the Gravesend and Dartford areas.
I can now offer telephone and online therapy during the covid 19 pandemic