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About me

If your everyday life and general wellbeing are being affected by how you’re feeling, it is a good time to get some help.

My name is Selina and I work with young people and adults.  I currently work in private practice and as a hospice counsellor.  My previous role was as a school counsellor.  Coming to counselling can offer the space and time needed to work through challenging experiences and issues, it is an opportunity to be heard and to feel understood.  It can help in building better self-awareness, relationships and overall quality of life.

Choosing a counsellor that feels like the right person is really important.  I would encourage you to make a number of enquiries before deciding who best, you feel, can meet your needs.  If you would like to see if I am that person, contact me.  We can have a chat about your requirements, and then decide if we feel it would be suitable to do a full fifty minute assessment session which would enable us time to talk in greater depth and decide if we feel we can work together.

If you are a parent or carer looking for a counsellor for a young person, I believe it is just as important that you are happy for us all to work together collaboratively.  Dependant on the age of the young person, I would generally talk to the parent / carer on the phone first.  Then assuming your happy,  we would arrange  an assessment session where you are all welcome to attend. Taking time in the beginning to do all this is a key part in helping our relationship work.

I offer face to face, telephone or online sessions.  I am based in Canterbury.  I am able to be flexible in my assessment scheduling and then if you choose to continue we can work out a mutually agreeable time to have sessions.

I prefer to offer an initial six sessions, with a review in the fifth, in order to make a joint decision on where to go from there.  I am happy to work short or long term dependant on client need.

I believe that the counsellor client relationship is the most important element in helping someone feel comfortable to talk about any issues or problems they may be experiencing.  Our working relationship could help you to make sense of experiences, behaviours, feelings and emotions.  It could help you to gain a better understanding of yourself; make shifts and changes where you want in your life, and to move forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 6 Advanced Diploma in working with Children and Young People 
  • Level 5 Certificate in working with Children and Young People
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Counselling skills
  • Level 2 Counselling skills
  • Level 5 Diploma in Adult Education and Antenatal Education

Additional courses / CPD

  • Trained Mindfulness in school project (MISP) .b Mindfulness Teacher
  • TA101 Transactional Analysis
  • Building the Bonds of Attachment KCC Conference - Dan Hughes and Deborah Page – caring for children and teenagers who have experienced development trauma.
  • Youth Mental Health First Aider
  • Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention
  • Drug User Screening Tool Training
  • Alcohol Awareness training
  • Counselling for Autism
  • Child Protection training

Member organisations

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

Therapies offered

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

Free initial telephone or online discussion  

Assessment session £50

Ongoing session £45

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday and Tuesday all day 

Further information

What now?

Message me here or 07399488962.

I will reply as soon as I can and we can talk about your requirements.

Canterbury, Kent, CT1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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