I am a BACP Registered and Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with over 18 years experience and practice in Maidstone and Sevenoaks. I am currently working remotely offering telephone and video calls as an alternative to face to face in view of current circumstances. I work with adults, couples, older adults and young people over the age of 16. I provide long term and short term counselling.
I am also offering reduced cost individual Supervision, whilst undertaking supervisor training.
My approach is integrative using different theoretical models within the humanistic framework including CBT, TA, Gestalt and Person-Centred. I work with stress, anxiety, depression, loss, bereavement, relationships and couples, separation and divorce, work and health related issues, personal development and others, as outlined below. I have worked in primary care with the NHS as well as privately, and have over 5 years specialist counselling experience of working with bereavement and loss. I have additional training in couple and relationship issues, am an approved counsellor/psychotherapist for various health insurance companies and EAP providers and I am also a Relate trained Trainer. am insured, have regular professional supervision, and abide by BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
It can be very difficult taking that first step to come to counselling. I offer Initial Consultations in order that you may assess whether counselling is the right way forward for you. Some concessions are available.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered and Accredited member of BACP with over 18 years experience.
My qualifications include :
- Working with Groups 2015
- Couple Dynamics 2014
- Skills & Theory for Trainers 2012
- Foundations of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2010
- Bereavement & Loss Counselling 2003
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Humanistic) 2001
- I regularly attend Continuing Professional Development events.
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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have additional training in working with couples and relationship issues. I also have specialist experience of working with bereavement and loss.
Concessions offered for
Individuals : £48 per appointment
Couples : £58 per appointment
Supervision : £36 per hour
Some concessions are available including reduced rates for counselling students.
For cancellations between 12-24 hours 50% of the fee.
For cancellations received within 12 hours full fee.
I am currently offering telephone and video call appointments with flexible availability, as an alternative to face-face in view of the current situation.
Telephone appointments and video calls currently being offered.
I provide short-term and long-term face to face work.
Initial Consultations offered.
Some Concessions are available.
Disabled access is available.
Central Maidstone location.