As an experienced counsellor, I provide a safe, empathic and confidential environment to help my clients exploring their difficulties and moving forward.
Sessions for individuals last 50 minutes, for couples/relationship 1h15 minutes and for EMDR & Trauma therapy 1h to 1h30. All are on a weekly basis. Daytime and evening appointments are available and I can usually see you within a week.
You might find helpful to look at my website as I provide detailed information about a variety of concerns and questions you might have particularly about my therapeutic approach. I am very happy to answers more specific questions you might have during a free a half hour initial meeting or on the phone.
To keep you safe and to guarantee that the therapeutic standards are maintained in my work, I am a member of the BACP and I work according to its code of ethics. I am as well a member of EMDR Association UK and Ireland.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from a WPF affiliated Centre and BACP accredited, 2006
- Bereavement Counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Care, 2008.
- Couple Dynamics, 2012
- Solution Focused Therapy, 2012.
- Attachment Mastery Program, Diane Poole-Heller, 2015.
- Neuroscience, Sounds True, 2016
- The Couple's Developmental Model, The Couple's Institute, 2017.
- EMDR, Emdr Works (EMDR Europe Accredited training programme), Dec 2017
- Somatic Trauma Therapy : May 2018 - May 2019
- Brainspotting 1: June 2020 - BSP2: Oct 2020 - BSP children April 2021
- Workshops and conferences about a wide variety of topics related to my current work including Neuroscience, trauma, attachment, mindfulness, abuse, bereavement.
I have been working as a counsellor for over 15 years first in a counselling agency in Kent then in my private practice successively in long term work, short term work, brief focused.
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loss of job, loss of health, loss of role
Present and past issues
Relationships within the family, the couple, at work, outside
Concessions offered for
Individual counselling (50 minutes) £60 per session.
Couple/relationship counselling (1 h 15) £80 per session.
Trauma therapy (1 h) £70 per session
Trauma therapy 1h30 £95 per session
Reduced fee available for those with financial concerns
Day and evening appointments available. I am usually able to see new clients within a week.
I am working in Hildenborough at a short distance from the Railway station.
Both are located between Sevenoaks and Tonbridge, near Bidborough, Penshurst, Chiddingstone, Underriver and Shipbourne, within easy reach of Edenbridge and Westerham.
There is ample free parking nearby.
For more information or for a first appointment please call me on 07787 316 664
or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.