About me

My name is Sally and I have experience with many areas of counselling. I feel everybody is unique and deserves to be treated with respect. I work with people from all walks of life respecting culture, values, choices, beliefs, and sexual orientation. I offer you a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to tackle the difficult areas in your life. I see myself as a facilitator, walking alongside you, helping you to reach what may be causing difficulties for you at this time. I offer you the time to explore at a deeper level, make connections and reach new understandings of yourself.

I am a humanistic counsellor and I use a Client Centred, non- directive approach which consists of looking at a person as a whole. This approach enables you to identify choices and solutions that are open to you.  My objective is for you to see yourself as a person with power and freedom. My role is to work alongside you, to provide a warm, accepting environment where you feel able to share your concerns.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - www.bacp.co.uk) which means I work to high ethical standards required by the BACP ethical code of conduct and meet the stringent criteria required to belong on a register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. I also receive regular supervision to ensure my work is of a high standard, so you can rest assured that I am a qualified professional and ethical practitioner. I also undertake regular personal therapy and other self- development work to ensure the quality of my self- awareness and reflective skills. My membership number is 697356. You can find me on the nationally approved BACP register.

My qualifications include:
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
Further Counselling Skills
Basic Counselling Skills
Community Justice Unit Certificate modules in:
Ethics, Values and Diversity within the Community Justice Sector
Support and Interventions for Substance Misusers
Orientation to Drug and Alcohol Services

Counselling Training – Continued Professional Development:
Working with culture and core beliefs                    
Brief solution focused Therapy
Motivational Interviewing
Initial Counselling Assessments
Play Therapy                        
Culture and Core Beliefs                  
Working Effectively with Ambivalence and Resistance      
Coping with Stress
Training related to clients relationship with alcohol/drugs

Continued Personal Development:
C.P.D Seminar – 2012, 2013, 2014 Sussex Drugs and Alcohol Today              
Core Beliefs about Recovery            
Recovery in Relation to Counselling
Drug and Alcohol Basic Awareness
How core beliefs about recovery might Impact relationships
Exploring Different Definitions of Recovery
12 step model
Ethics, Values and Diversity within the Community Justice Sector
Support and Interventions for Substance Misusers
Orientation to Drug and Alcohol Services

I hold a current Home Office Disclosure and Barring Service’s Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure (DBS) – Dated – 18/06/14. This replaces the former CRB enhanced disclosure and provides reassurance for my suitability of working with clients.

My experience:

In addition to my practice I work for C.R.I. in Hove, working with clients who have difficulties with their relationship with alcohol and/or substances. I have worked here for 3 years and have a real interest in working with people and their families who suffer the many difficulties associated with alcohol and substance use.

This year I joined Ashford Counselling Centre where I work with clients aged 18 and over.

From 2010 – 2012 I worked as a counsellor at K College - Folkestone and Dover sites - working with young people and mature students.

During the same 2 years I worked at a primary school in Rainham, counselling children aged from 5 – 11 this was for the charity The Place2Be.

I have gained valuable experience from my work and feel I have been fortunate and privileged to work with a wide range of people who have allowed me into their lives. I have and continue to see people from varying age groups and back grounds with a wide range of presenting problems.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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Additional information

My practice
I see clients on a one to one basis. I offer long and short term counselling.

My fees
My fees are £45.00 per session. I am dedicated to providing counselling to those who have difficulty finding the funds to pay for it and so also offer reduced rates. Please contact me.

Hours of work
I offer flexible hours 5 days a week including early and late appointments.

River-Counselling is based at Riverside Business Centre on River Lawn Road. Just behind the High Street and is close to Tonbridge rail station, bus stops and car parks.


I offer flexible hours 5 days a week including early and late appointments.

Further information

I work with a wide range of issues and have listed some that may bring you into counselling. These are examples and there are many more. ‘I just don’t feel right’ or ‘I don’t know why I am here’ are also just as important.

  • Anxiety
  • Life changes
  • Self-Development
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Confidence
  • Depression
  • Relationships and family issues
  • Abuse
  • Self-Harm
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Loss of a pet
  • Loss of a relationship
  • Carer support
  • Stress
  • Bullying
  • Problems with alcohol use/substance use/ Behaviours
  • Addiction and dependency

Riverside Business Centre
River Lawn Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults