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Registered MBACP (Accred) Counsellor/Psychotherapist/Supervisor

About me

I am an experienced counsellor working with both individuals and couples, helping people to think about, to explore and to resolve all kinds of relationship issues.

I believe that the ability to form and sustain a healthy relationship with 'our self' and others is central to our happiness and well being. I have a deep understanding of how the difficulties of acknowledging, accepting and voicing our feelings and needs is detrimental to ourselves and contributes to depression, anxiety and stress. The disconnection we may feel from the people we most want to connect with can leave us with a deep loss and sadness.

My aim is to help you understand the behavioural patterns in your relationship with yourself and others, at times by thinking about the past and how early life experiences and beliefs may be impacting you now.

I will work with you by exploring your unconscious beliefs, values and emotional needs, to help identify what is really important to you. By exploring your current thoughts and feelings you will begin to discover and strengthen your own sense of purpose and identity.

I work with warmth and acceptance, whereby you will feel at ease and safe to be open and honest about yourself and the changes you want to make. We will work at your pace to bring to your life the fulfilment and stability for your deeper happiness.

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and adhere to their ethical framework and guidelines.

My experience is working with a range of different issues including bereavement and loss, abuse, trauma, generalised anxiety disorder, relationship problems and many other issues that affect our ability to enjoy life. I am naturally approachable and non-judgemental and offer a safe environment for you to make sense of your current emotions. Working through issues with a trained professional can help free your mind from problems that may be holding you back or causing you stress, anxiety or depression.

Following assessment of your current needs I can offer both a long or short term therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Psychological Therapist/Clinical Supervisor and have completed a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling accredited by the regulatory authorities for England, Wales and Northern Ireland and Level 6 Diploma in Supervision for individuals and Groups.

My experience has been varied working with both adults and young people.As well as being a generic therapist I have specialist experience working with and supporting people who have experienced trauma, sexual abuse and Bereavement.
I have worked in various settings including a college, secondary school and prison environment.

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counsellor's and Psychotherapists and have attained the BACP register certificate of Proficiency. BACP 605499

I hold an Enhanced Certificate with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) Ref- ZA033085

Level 6 Diploma in Supervision for Individuals and Groups.

Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body Certificate in Counselling Studies
Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body Certificate in Counselling Skills
Additional Training and courses I have attended include:
Awareness in Bereavement Care- A Foundation Course
Accredited Bereavement volunteer
The Death of a child at Any Age
Creative Skills for use in Counselling
Sudden and Traumatic Death
Child Protection
Children and Young People's Bereavement Support
Short Term Therapy/Goal Focused
Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Alcohol
Trauma Counselling
Working with Children
KCC Basic safeguarding course
Couples/Relationship training
Grooming and Stalking
FGM

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.

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

Fees

£50.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

The initial assessment session is an opportunity where we can meet and you can tell me about yourself and your situation and why you want to come to counselling. From this we can assess your needs and discuss your best way forward. This initial appointment is without obligation and an opportunity for you to see if you feel comfortable with me. Please feel free at this time to ask any questions.

Initial Assessment
Individual £50.00
Couples £70.00

Therapy Session
Individual £50 (50 minute session)
Couples £70 (60 minute session)

Session fees are payable at the end of each session.

Supervision 

£50 (per hour)

When I work

Flexible daytime and evening appointments are available.

Further information

My therapy room is in Wigmore. It is easily accessible by bus or by car and there is ample parking available.

Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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