Many of us can feel overwhelmed and troubled at some stage in our lives and we can find it difficult to understand our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. This may lead us to feel lonely and confused as we attempt to navigate a new way forward.
You may have experienced life changing circumstances, resulting in feelings of grief or loss. Maybe you still carry unresolved issues from your past which impact on your daily life. This may lead you to feel trapped, unhappy or discontent with no understanding as to why. Whilst change can enable us to grow in a more positive direction, I understand it can also be daunting and perhaps something you have been avoiding until now.
I appreciate that finding someone who will actively listen to you and strive to understand your unique perspective can be difficult. I will offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which you can start to explore the issues that concern you. As an integrative counsellor, I draw upon different theories and creativity to suit you as an individual. I hold onto the belief that we can all grow in a more positive direction given the right support and environment in which to do so.
I work from a quiet and pleasant room within a counselling practice in Tunbridge Wells. We are conveniently located in the Pantiles area close to Parking and Tunbridge Wells station.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced, compassionate counsellor with a BACP-accredited Diploma from the Wealden Institute of Psychology. I have worked for over 5 years within an East Sussex-based Counselling charity, with previous experience as a Bereavement Counsellor within a local Hospice. Within these roles, I have worked with a diverse range of clients, each of whom has brought their own individual reason for seeking counselling. I adhere to the current BACP ethical framework on continuing professional development.
Qualifications and Training:
- Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling - Regents College School of Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology
- BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling - Wealden College of Counselling
- Bereavement Counselling Certificate/Volunteer - St Micheals Hospice Hastings (2015 - 2017)
- Employed Counsellor and Assessor (and voluntary role) Counselling Plus Hastings (2016 - Present)
- TA101 Certificate - Wealden Institute (2015)
- Pre Trial Therapy, Survivors Network Training and Consultancy (2017)
- ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (2019)
- Certificate In Couples Work -Dunamis, Crowborough (2020)
CPD and training workshops include amongst others:
Attachment Theory, Telephone Counselling, Eating Disorders, Trauma and Recovery, Sand Tray in Counselling, Mental Health History and Development.
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
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Initially our first point of contact would be a brief, introductory telephone conversation (for which there will be no charge).
From there we can arrange our first session, which would take the form of an assessment (at a cost of £30.00). Although this does involve some paperwork and questions, it will allow me the opportunity to get to know you more, understand what brings you to counselling and if you think I am the right counsellor for you.
I offer both short and long term counselling, each session being 50 minutes. We will meet on the same day and time each week. I would suggest you start with 6 sessions, but this can be discussed during your initial assessment and reviewed throughout.
My fees are £50.00 (£60.00 for couples), per 50 minute session.
I offer concessions (£40.00) for those who are listed above.