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MBACP (Accred) Counsellor and Supervisor

About me

There are times when life can be stressful or there may be difficult situations where we find we are struggling to cope. I can provide a safe and confidential space, helping you to find more effective ways of dealing with life's challenges, and equipping you with the tools to do so.

I am a qualified, accredited Counsellor and Supervisor, and members of both the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and National Counselling Society (NCS). I work with people of various ages and lifestyles in a warm, respectful, non judgemental way. I have experience of generic counselling and welcome enquiries from people facing difficulties, no matter how big or small they feel their problems are. The first session is for you to discuss what is troubling you, how we might work together, and to see if I am the right person for you.

I work privately, and have experience working in NHS IAPT Psychological therapy services. This enables me to offer both short and long-term therapy to meet differing individual needs. I work as a person-centred counsellor and can draw upon other theoretical approaches if appropriate. I have a particular interest in working with bereavement, self-confidence, relationships and anxiety. I am passionate about the work I do, and feel privileged to provide a space to help you find your way.

I supervise trainee and qualified counsellors individually or in groups.

I am a partner in DS Counselling Training where it is a joy to be teaching the CPCAB Counselling Diploma to the next generation of counsellors and I find this very rewarding.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Qualification Diploma in Supervision

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate of Proficiency BACP

Awareness in Bereavement Care Foundation

BA (Hons) Social Sciences

MA Lifelong Education and Professional Practice

Advanced Certificate in Education

Adult & Further Education Teaching Certificate C&G 7307

Continuing Professional Development: -

The Web of Shame in the Therapeutic Space.

Award in Understanding Substance Misuse.

Certficate in Online and Telephone Counselling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual counselling per 50 minute session £50.00

If you are on a low income I can sometimes offer a reduction where there is availability and am happy to discuss this with you.

Pre-booked breaks and holidays are not charged for. Cancellations or missed appointments with less than 24 hours notice will be charged the full sessional rate.

Supervision £50 per hour.  Concessions for individuals in group supervision.

Concessions:

Students studying Level 4 or higher counselling courses:

£40 per 50 minute Personal Therapy

£40 per hour 

When I work

Weekdays and evenings only.

Further information

I work in Ashford and Charing Areas - both have free parking.

Charing, Kent, TN27

The Dovecote Centre, 1 Brookside House, Canterbury Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8QE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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.

Supervision

In person
Online

I am a qualified supervisor offering supervision to individuals and groups; to trainees and qualified counsellors.

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