MBACP (Accred). Certified AXA Psychotherapist and Supervisor
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I am a BACP accredited integrative counsellor with over 13 years experience working with adults.
I am a certified psychotherapist for AXA Healthcare, Vitality Health and Aviva, clinical supervisor, associate group psychotherapist and trainer for leading mental health charity Mind and I teach counselling courses.
My specialist areas are:
Working with adults who have suffered abuse in childhood. I have worked for Family Matters UK charity, working extensively with survivors of sexual abuse and rape for over 12 years.
Pregnancy loss, including miscarriage and termination.
Fertility issues, support during fertility processes and impact on relationships.
Psychosexual therapy for those experiencing issues with sexual identity or within their sex life.
Relationship issues including those wishing to improve their relationships as well as separation and divorce.
Women's issues including identity and sense of self, low self esteem, anxiety, confidence building, depression, anger management, abuse, abortion, loss, miscarriage, pregnancy/parenting related problems, relationship issues including sexual issues, infidelity, separation/divorce and step-parenting.
I also hold the following posts:
Associate group psychotherapist and trainer for West Kent Mind, delivering wellbeing courses and women’s group therapy programmes for those affected by domestic abuse.
Mindfulness trainer for AXA Healthcare.
Specialist therapy services for city law firm, supporting those who are affected by rape and sexual assault, who are going through police proceedings and court cases.
I am on the board at Sevenoaks District Council for their Youth Mental Health project and am working in partnership with local authorities to roll out a volunteer mentor scheme for 11-18 year olds.
I wrote the section on ‘Mindset’ for Dame Kelly Holmes’ Running Life book, which won The Telegraph Sports Book of the Year in 2019.
I facilitate private courses and groups at RightMind.
I can offer confidential counselling in private comfortable therapy consulting room at RightMind, 16 Wealden Place, Sevenoaks, Kent and at The Ananda Clinic, Hadlow Road, Tonbridge, Kent.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor and accredited member of the BACP with over 13 years clinical experience.
Qualifications, training, courses & workshops include:
BACP Accredited Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling in association with Greenwich University.
Psycho Sexual Somatic Therapy with Inter Psyche and The Centre of Gender Psychology.
Family Matters diploma in counselling adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
'Beating Anger' with The British Association of Anger Management.
Pregnancy Loss training including miscarriage and termination with NHS Trust.
Infertility and Relationships with BACP.
Group Therapy training British Psychological Society approved.
Accredited Clinical Supervision training British Psychological Society approved.
Post separation and step parenting issues with Ruth Morgan.
Exploring motherhood with Re Vision.
Transactional Analysis with Adult Education.
Guided Meditation and visualisation with Brighton Mindfulness Centre.
Drug Abuse Awareness NFER.
Counselling for low self esteem with Adult Education.
Assertiveness training with Adult Education.
Mental Health First Aid with Mind.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Adult individual counselling: £60 per 50 minute session
Counselling students: £45 (for the specified number of hours course requires)
When I work
Monday to Friday.
Workshops and courses:-
Mindfulness Courses & Workshops
I have been teaching Mindfulness since 2010, and over that time there has been a growing interest for more and more people in this new way of being. I believe that many are now beginning to realise that their busy, fast paced, multi-tasking lives are having a negative impact on their wellbeing. If we are trying to do too much at once, our internal chatter can go in to overdrive and our bodies begin to bear the brunt, resulting in feelings of stress, anxiety or anger. We find we spend a lot of time with our head until we are almost completely disconnected from our body.
Mindfulness invites a new, kinder approach that aims to look at the whole self. My Mindfulness courses and workshops offer you the opportunity to begin mindfully noticing your own way of living. You will be able to practice tuning in to your daily routines in a different way and understand your stress, or other overwhelming feelings, in a way that may offer you more choice in how you respond to situations in the future.
Every session also introduces a mindful meditation exercise which is one of the ways in which you can practice mindfulness.
Please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org for latest dates or for details of one to one programmes.
Well Women Events
I run a range of Well Women events where I partner with other professionals such as Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD and Dame Kelly Holmes. Workshops and day courses covering a wide range of topics including Mindfulness, self-development, Yoga, Nutrition and relationship to food, Running for better mental wellbeing plus more.
Mental Health Awareness
Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid certified courses
All held online or in Sevenoaks at www.rightmind.co.uk.