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MA, BA(Hons), PGDip. Reg MBACP (Accredited)

About me

Hello.  Do you feel stressed and anxious, stuck in unhelpful life patterns, encountering challenges in your relationships, identity or emotions?  There are many times in life when it can be helpful to speak with a trained professional.   I have over 10 years experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist working with a range of emotional difficulties.   I offer a non-judgmental and collaborative space in which you can develop new insights, overcome emotional difficulties and re-build resilience and hope for the future.

I specialise in anxiety disorders, relationsip issues and older adult dementia.

Choosing a counsellor is extremely confusing. You're looking for someone you can feel comfortable with and someone who can help you feel better about things. You may want to speak to one or two on the phone and take it from there. You may prefer to email me initially with your thoughts and questions and we could then go on to arrange an initial meeting after that.

What to expect in our first session

I recognise that this is an important step for you. In your first appointment we can talk about what is on your mind and explore your current and past difficulties. We can look at what you would like to achieve and hold that in mind for our work together. I will discuss confidentiality with you and answer any questions.  You can see how you feel working with me. There is no obligation for you to continue.  You may want to go away and think about it.

Counselling and Psychotherapy

If you decide to continue we will meet (initially) on a weekly basis. During our sessions I will try to understand your experiences and feelings and respond empathetically and honestly, sensitively offering my insight, and enabling you to become more knowledgeable about yourself, your thoughts and feelings, and work towards your wishes and goals. Through this collaborative relationship a mutual honesty and trust slowly grows. This therapeutic relationship is the beginning of the process of self-growth and change.

As a BACP accredited Counsellor and psychotherapist I offer both short term support at a time of crisis or distress, or longer term treatment that focuses on deeper emotional issues and unconscious conflicts that may have built up over a period of time and may be holding you back.  This may be particularly helpful if you feel stuck in a particular pattern of behaviour that you cannot seem to change by yourself.

 

As an Art Psychotherapist I also offer a form of psychotherapy that enables change and growth through the use of art materials. Art Therapy offers the opportunity for expression and communication that can be particularly helpful to people who find it hard to express their thoughts and feelings verbally.   As a fully qualified and experienced Art Therapist I help adults, older adults and children with various difficulties including depression, anxiety and more complex emotional issues such as bipolar and BPD.

Please call if you would like to discuss counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience working with adults, older adults, children and adolescents. As a counsellor and art psychotherapist, I have worked with clients from all walks of life who are experiencing difficulties from moderate to severe.

I was drawn to psychotherapy both through my work with people experiencing mental health difficulties and my own personal crises. The support I have received personally through therapy has helped me through painful periods in my life and I discovered how beneficial and rewarding therapy can be.  

My qualifications are:

Masters Degree in Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths College University of London

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from University of Greenwich (BACP accredited course)

Diploma in Supervision from Community Counsellor Training (CCT) Canterbury

Continuing Professional Development in:
Mentalisation at BAAT
Attachment and loss at Art Therapy Centre
dissociative disorders at PODS
survivors of childhood abuse at One in four
Dementia - Alzheimers, Vascular, Lewy Bodies

I have worked with:

NHS (adults and older adults with dementia)
CAMHS (Children and adolescents and families)
Community Therapy Services. (adults) 



Registered with:
British Association of Art Therapists
The Health Professions Council   

Full accredited member of:
The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy,


I have enhanced CRB clearance for working with both adults and young people.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

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

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

When I work

I AM CURRENTLY TAKING ON NEW CLIENTS FOR FACE-TO-FACE WORK IN MEDWAY.

Further information

I am offering skype, zoom and telephone calls at the moment.

Medway City Estate, Rochester, Kent, ME2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I am an Integrative supervisor offering individual supervision. I believe in the importance of supervision as a safe space to reflect and grow.

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