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Registered MBACP (Accred), Dip. Couns. (Humanistic)

About me

I am a BACP Registered and Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience and practice in Maidstone and Sevenoaks. I am currently  offering telephone and online appointments and will be recommencing face to face from February.  Online and telephone will continue to be available. I work with adults, couples, older adults and young people over the age of 16. I provide long term and short term counselling.

I also offer individual Supervision.

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.  I am insured, have regular professional supervision, and abide by BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered and Accredited member of BACP with over 20 years experience.

My qualifications include :

     -  OCN Certificate in Counselling Supervision (pending certificate) 2021/22

  • 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.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individuals : £50 per appointment
Couples : £60 per appointment

Supervision : £45 per hour

Some concessions are available including reduced rates for counselling students.  I also offer several reduced sessions per month for NHS workers.

For cancellations between 12-24 hours 50% of the fee.
For cancellations received within 12 hours full fee.

When I work

I am currently offering telephone and online appointments. Face to face appointments available from February as well as online and telephone.

Further information

Telephone and online appointments currently being offered.  Face to face will also be available from February.

I provide short-term and long-term face to face work.

Some Concessions are available per month for NHS workers.  Reduced costs available for counselling students.

Disabled access is available.

Central Maidstone location.

Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1HH

Sevenoaks, TN15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I am currently offering telephone and online appointments, Face to face appointments will be available from February.