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Dip Couns MBACP

About me

Counselling can be a difficult journey to begin and what I can offer you is a calm and safe space, free of opinion or judgement for us to sit together and talk, human to human and begin to explore how you feel about your life now. I have experience working with many challenging areas that life can hold and have a particular interest in family dynamics, parenting, childhood and relationships.

Life is full of challenges which can leave us feeling stressed, lonely and uneasy. Many of us feel like we are out of control of our own thoughts and feelings. Small steps forward can lead to peace of mind.

If you contact me I will arrange a convenient time to talk over the phone. If we feel that we can work together we will arrange our first session where we can discuss in more detail the way in which your counselling will happen. I work with adults face to face having weekly 50 minute sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Humanistic Counsellor and the way in which I work is tailored to suit each person. My core approach is Person Centred. This means that you will be at the centre of our work together as I listen to your thoughts and feelings and provide you with the space to reflect and grow.

Member organisations

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

£45.00 per session

Additional information

50 minute session is £45

When I work

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Sheerness, Kent, ME12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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