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Hello and I hope you find my profile of interest. Choosing the right therapist is such an important part of the therapeutic journey. I am a humanistic integrative counsellor, which means I work with the relationship "in the room" and also combine many theories to apply the most suitable technique to address issues. My technique offers assistance with many aspects of life, including work, relationships, health, making decisions, painful experiences, addiction, social anxiety, intimacy and gender issues, and/or loss.
I follow the BACP ethical guidelines, and their codes of practice. I treat all information with respect and as confidential at all times, and only in very specific instances (safeguarding), client information may have to be disclosed. These circumstances are made very clear, agreed, and any disclosure would only happen with the client's prior knowledge.
I provide one-to-one individual counselling either via the phone, online, or face-to-face and in various locations. Sessions are usually weekly, and 50 minutes in duration, with the exception of the first session, which can take longer in some instances.
I work online and in person with long and short term clients, depending on the case requirements. Diary permitting, I offer "top up" sessions, post-treatment, after working together for a while. This seems to work well to maintaining the work achieved.
If you wish to explore more, please feel free to book in an introductory call.
I look forward to hearing from you and, if you do choose a different practitioner, I wish you all the best and I hope you have found what you need.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications: Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, 2013; Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, 2012; Certificate in Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2009, various Open University certificates and qualifications in psychology and counselling.
Training includes: short term therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA), neuroscience, working with trauma, body work, inner child, anxiety and depression, mindfulness, and numerous other short courses.
Experience: I have been counselling since 2010, and I have a vast experience in many issues, including OCD, relationship issues, gender dysphoria, anxiety, depression, life crisis, trauma, trichotillomania, fertility, suicide ideation, personality disorders, bereavement, cancer, stress, phobias, sleeping issues, eating disorders, anger management, intimacy issues, social dynamics, sexual abuse, battered woman syndrome, PTS symptoms, confidence, and self-esteem.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£65.00 - £95.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Price varies with requirements and locations (due to room hire costs). Online therapy is lowest fee as there are no room hire costs. Fee is determined by online or in person and location required as well as the time of day. I do offer some concessionary rates, depending on circumstances.
I offer short term and long term therapy both online or in person.
I practice face-to-face in South Darenth and Sevenoaks. Other locations are also available, subject to room availability and may take longer to book. Access and parking restrictions apply in some locations.
When I work
Please enquire to check current availability.
I feel very privileged to share the journey of people changing their lives into something different and I am happy to assist in this process.