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MSc. BACP Accredited. Counsellor/Psychotherapist. Supervisor

About me

You have overcome the first and probably the hardest obstacle by realizing your need for support.  Time is needed to open up and express feelings in a safe confidential space, reflecting on how you are responding to personal challenges, exploring the way you relate to yourself and those around you,

Counselling is a joint process of exploration and reflection, I have over 20 years experience of working with both adults and children which has enabled me to develop a deep understanding of a wide range of issues that may become overwhelming in your life.

Counselling is the first stage of affecting positive change by building confidence and self esteem, empowering you to make healthy choices.

I work from an integrative theoretical style which means that I am not restricted to one approach as I believe that we are all uniquely different.

Evenings, Weekdays, evenings and Saturday appointments available.

I offer telephone and zoom counselling.

I hold a current CRB certificate.

I have public liability insurance.

I have a small therapy dog called Bella who could join us within our sessions if needed.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
  • Diploma in Supervision
  • BACP Accredited
  • EAP Provider

I have been in private practice for over 20 years  I have also established counselling services in both primary and secondary schools.

I offer one to one supervision with both trainee and qualified counsellors.

I am an accredited member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I work in accordance to the ethical framework of good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£60 per session, Individual counselling.

£70 per session, Couple counselling.

£50 per session, Children and adolescents.

Supervision fees available on request.

I have a limited availability of sessions available at reduced prices for students and people on low income.

Further information

It is important for the counselling process for you to feel relaxed and comfortable in the counselling environment.

I offer both short and long term open ended therapy.

Greenhithe, Kent, DA9

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Supervision available.

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