I am an integrative counsellor using various techniques that are most suited to the client. I also work creatively to help clients who may find talking difficult and work better with drawing, objects, pictures or writing. I can help with a wide range of troubling issues including depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, bereavement, loss, health issues, work issues and spirituality. I work from home and also offer home visits. I offer flexible appointments to enable clients to fit around work, family and other commitments. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space for clients to talk about their troubling issues and help them find new and healthier ways of coping.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Waverley Abbey College and have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling (validated by Roehampton University). I also have training to help address spiritual issues and issues relating to the Christian faith.
I have worked for two years in a Hospice so have specific experience in helping people with life limiting illness, bereavement and people who are carers.
Association for Christian Counsellors
The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have specific training to help people who are struggling with their Christian Faith.
I charge £40 per session (50 minutes) and offer concessionary rates to those on a low income or pension.
There is ample on street parking at my home and a regular bus service from Gravesend Railway Station and the Town Centre. The bus stop is a 5 minute walk.