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About me

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.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £60.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students

Additional information

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. 

When I work

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I see Private Clients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. I have a Counselling room in Southborough, near Central Tunbridge Wells for Face to Face  Counselling or Online Counselling.

Further information

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.

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom