About me

*COVID UPDATE* I currently offer online counselling. Face to face sessions will resume as soon as it is possible and safe to do so.

I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor, supporting both Adults and Children with their mental wellbeing in a safe, non-judgemental environment.

Just as each person is individual, so is the way that our sessions develop. It is really important to me that you feel at ease and able to discuss your needs, so that you can explore and work through feelings and problems in a way that you are comfortable with.

Laddingford Counselling is a beautiful, relaxing place in the countryside, surrounded by nature. Situated only a short distance from Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Maidstone. It is easily accessible and yet feels secluded with a break from busy town centres.

My specialties include working with anxiety, depression, bereavement, young people, students, children, and parents.

Please get in touch with any queries you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

  • CURRENTLY Laddingford counselling
  • CURRENTLY Tunbridge Wells Boys Grammar Student Counsellor
  • Hospice In The Weald, Grief Counsellor
  • Young Carer Support Worker
  • Hugh Christie Student Counsellor
  • West Kent College Adult and Young Adult Counsellor
  • Hadlow College Adult and Young Counsellor
  • MIND Sevenoaks, Mentor
  • Parent Carer Support Worker

Training

  • ADVANCED DIPLOMA in Humanistic Counselling
  • Bereavement
  • Children and Young people
  • Anxiety

Member organisations

BACP

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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Fees

Additional information

£45

Availability

Weekday/evening availability.

Laddingford Orchard
Claygate Road
Laddingford
Maidstone
Kent
ME18 6BJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Parking is available.

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