Are you finding life hard as a result of the pandemic? Perhaps feeling isolated, lonely or overwhelmed by relationships, family or friendship difficulties? Maybe you find yourself seeking comfort in food, alcohol or drugs? Or, you find yourself excessively working, online shopping or using social media, etc? Do any of these things sound familiar? If so, and you are new to counselling or psychotherapy, I know how nervous you are probably feeling.
How counselling and psychotherapy can help
I am here to support you and depending on your hopes and needs, we can work together over a brief period or for however long you require.
Whatever your focus, therapy can help;
- Reduce anxiety
- Reduce depression
- Address difficult family issues
- Cultivate better personal relationships
- Reduce low self-esteem
- Improve your confidence and assertiveness.
Online offering & Locations
Given the current circumstances relating to the pandemic, I offer sessions via Zoom (or via WhatsApp/telephone if preferable). Further details upon request.
As and when we are both happy to meet in person, there is the option for face-to-face counselling and psychotherapy sessions. Please enquire.
What to expect in the first session
I offer all prospective clients a free 20 minute telephone consultation to discuss how I may be of service to you. We can discuss our mutual availability during this call to arrange an initial 50 minute session.
This initial session is an opportunity to see how we can work together, your expectations and desired outcomes from therapy and any questions you may have for me. Offering you a safe online place to be seen and heard is my top priority.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Bs in Psychology
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Certificate in Integrative Counselling
- Registered Member of the BACP - Registration No.383776
- Kent Police: Domestic abuse
- Working with male victims of domestic abuse
- Working with gambling addiction and affected others
- Working with carers
I have also worked as a:
- Counsellor for gambling addiction with Breakeven
- Counsellor for carers with Imago
- Advocate for Domestic abuse victims with Kent Police
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
50 minute counselling sessions: Individuals (18+) - £40