My counselling experience has been wide and varied in helping Individuals , Couples and Families to help resolve their relationship issues and help improve their self esteem. In addition I work as mentor support to help students who have significant anxiety issues by giving them better focus on managing their anxieties and stress issues that challenge them in achieving their goals and qualifications.
I encourage clients to determine what outcome they want to achieve through counselling and I develop positive communication paths to achieve dispute resolution through building bridges, improving value of self and allowing their voices to be heard.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy. I am a Registered Member of the BACP. I have over 12 years experience in working for the leading Relationship Counselling Charity in the UK. In addition I have an established Private Practice and carry full professional insurances
In my time as a counsellor I have developed a sound practice in developing positive outcomes for a diverse client group through the therapeutic process. I have also successfully worked in private Companies in a number of different People Management roles which required me to resolve complex issues in an equitable manner.
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
From £60.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I normally charge £70 per hour for Couple and Family work and £60 for individual counselling. I will consider reducing my fees for clients who are on low incomes.
I am happy to offer an initial 30 minute telephone assessment at no charge for clients to discuss with me as to how I may be able to help them and to get to know me. The client/counsellor alliance is crucial for meaningful therapy to take place.
I see Private Clients on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday Mornings. I have a Counselling room in central Tunbridge Wells for Face to Face Counselling Sessions or Online Counselling
I am experienced and trained in a wide variety of methods in delivering Counselling in terms of Online, Face to Face or Telephone Counselling. I ask for at least 24 hours notice for cancellations of booked appointments otherwise to avoid being charged. I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework and in addition I undertake regular CPD and Supervision to maintain a high level of knowledge and practice.