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MBACP (Accred)

About me

I offer counselling to men, women and couples facing a wide range of personal issues and challenges.

I place great value on the relationship between client and counsellor as this, in my experience both as counsellor and client, proves to be the single most important factor in a successful outcome.

I offer you a safe, confidential, empathic and non-judgemental environment with space and time to explore your issues, fears and difficulties.

Throughout the counselling process the focus will be on working through the issues and difficulties, with the aim of moving towards a more satisfying, fulfilling and contented life.

I work short or long term - whichever we agree is appropriate for you at this time.

I am a Registered Therapist for BUPA -,

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Accredited Member of the BACP and a Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist with the UKRCP. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and work within the ethics of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I believe that we all have the ability and resources to solve our own problems - in the supportive environment that counselling provides. I have experience in a wide range of issues and I have specialist training in Anxiety, Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders, Domestic Abuse and Anger related difficulties.

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.


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

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


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees are currently £55 for individuals and £65 for couples.

I have a limited number of concessionary places

When I work

I offer some early evening appointments. Regretfully I am unable to offer weekend appointments

Further information

I am currently working only online from Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults


In person

I hold a Diploma in Supervision and offer 1:1 Integrative Supervision in West Malling and Sidcup.

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