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About me

Are you looking for support with your mental health? 

I work with a person-centred approach. This means I treat people with dignity and respect by being aware of and supporting personal perspectives, values, beliefs and preferences. We work at a pace and in a way that is comfortable for you. I also use an integrative style, which means I sometimes use tools and methods from other therapy models when appropriate.

My experience includes working in addiction recovery and in prisons. I am able to work in a sensitive manner, no matter what your background or worries. I understand that coming to counselling can feel overwhelming and want to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

I have experience of working with clients with learning disabilities, as well as ADHD and Autism/Asperger’s. I am happy to discuss working in a way that is comfortable to my clients and make any adjustments that may be appropriate. I am also LGBTQ+. 

I offer a non-judgmental approach, and all sessions are confidential so that you can feel safe. Each session will last for an hour.

I can work long or short term, dependant on your needs.

Your first session will be for one hour and will be an opportunity for you to meet me and discuss your needs. We can then decide if you want to continue, and what support I am able to provide.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have, I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Person-centred integrative counselling

Member of BACP

Training in:

•Family work

•Art therapy

•Addiction

•Bereavement

•Trauma

•Dual diagnosis

•Depression and anxiety

•Motivational interviewing

•Solution focussed therapy

•Co-dependency

•Substance Misuse

I have also been working in London prisons and have experience of working with ex-offenders and the issues related to being institutionalised. I have also worked with young people and young offenders. 

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Prison, offending behaviour, rehabilitation, young people, young offenders. 

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£60 per session 

I may be able to negotiate a lower fee for those on low incomes so please do get in touch.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Evenings and weekends available, aswell as some daytime slots

Further information

Due to current circumstances I am offering online and telephone sessions only

Rochester, Kent, ME2

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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