Need to talk? I am a qualified, committed, caring and experienced integrative therapist, trainer and Lecturer of Counselling Skills. The service I offer is a confidential, safe and non-judgmental space to explore whatever issues you care to bring. I am dedicated to supporting my clients through challenging times.
I have worked as a therapist with children and young people in schools and colleges, young adults and staff at university and with couples on both a short and long-term basis. Within my practice I use different approaches and techniques that are tailored to your needs, believing that we are all individual and that ‘one size does not fit all’.
My area of specialism is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is a form of psychotherapy used in the treatment of trauma and PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) and can also be used for a wide range of other issues including Anxiety and Depression. I also offer Eco Therapy in woodlands near where I live, which invites clients to walk and talk in nature. I have lived and worked extensively in many countries, including Denmark, Bolivia, Qatar, Thailand, India and Bangladesh.
I am currently working for the University of Kent at Canterbury as a therapist and as a Lecturer of Counselling Skills at Canterbury College as well as working in private practice.
I am an Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also an Accredited Registrant with the National Counselling Society MNCS (Accred) and a Member of the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists. I hold an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate (DBS) and have Professional Indemnity insurance.
I offer one to one sessions, couples’ sessions and messages can be left on my confidential counselling mobile.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 6 Diploma in Supervision - current 2019
- NAOS Institute London - Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming (EMDR) Therapy 2019
- Train the Trainer - Mindfulness 2018
- Mindfulness Certificate 2018
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy 2018
- Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) 2017
- Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) 2017
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Introduction to Counselling Concepts
- MA (TESOL)
- Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PGCE)
- Diploma in Training & Development
- Train the Trainer Certificate
Some recent courses and workshops include
NAOS Institute Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy
CBT for treating back pain
Single Session Therapy Model
Working with Anger and Rage
Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Performance
Living a Mindful Life
CBT with Older Clients
Caring for people with Psychosis and Schizophrenia
Trauma and the brain
Working with issues around Bereavement
Kent Safeguarding Children Board
Working with Shame
Working with Attachment Issues
Working with Anxiety
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Child and adolescent therapy
EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitisation and Reprocessing)