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What are your qualifications?

I am fully trained and have many years experience working both in private practice, but also for the NHS on the IAPT service. 

I hold Professional Accreditation with The National Counselling Society and am registered with BACP

I have completed the following courses:

Level 6 Diploma in Clinical Supervision

Certificate in Couples Counselling

Accredited Infant Loss Counsellor

BACP Certificate of Proficiency

Transactional Analysis 101

Level 4 Diploma in Theory and Practice of Counselling

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Theory

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Certificate in Counselling Concepts 

Certificate in Restorative Justice - Victim/Offender Mediation 

Certificate in Basic Community Mediation Skills


I have attended the following training:

Christiane Sanderson Workshop;  Working with Childhood Sexual Abuse                                                                                                                                              Working with Eating Issues

Trauma

Living and working with Dissociation

Coaching Skills Training

Working with Domestic Abuse

Bereavement and Loss

Stalking

Understanding Self-Harm

Freedom Programme

Transactional Analysis (TA)

Working with and Preventing Self-Harm

Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA)

Resilient Therapy

Life Coaching

Child Protection - Risk and Safeguarding

Bereavement - Supporting Others

Working With Children and Young People

Child Development

Attachment and Relationships

Domestic Violence Awareness

Mental Health Training

Alcohol and Substance Misuse

Frequently Asked Questions

An ongoing series of informational entries

Q. Where are you located?

January 15, 2018

A: I am located in Teynham with parking available. There are also bus and train services which run frequently within 300 yards.

Q. Do you make any guarantees to "fix" me?

February 14, 2018

A: No. Counselling is not about "fixing" people, but enabling each client to work through unresolved issues or understand behaviours. Counselling is not an advice giving service.

Q. What happens if i need to cancel an appointment?

March 15, 2018

A: If you cancel within 24 hours there may be a fee for missed appointments.

Q. How many sessions will I need?

March 15, 2018

A: Upon receiving your inquiry you will be asked to come for an initial assessment to explore your needs and to see what kind of help would best suit you.

Everyones needs are treated individually and the number of sessions is a mutual decision made together.

After our first session we will be able to establish roughly how long we might work together.

I work with both short term clients (1 - 24 sessions), and longer term clients (this could be years or open ended).

Q. What hours are you available?

March 15, 2018

A: Appointments for counselling are available between 9.00am and 8.00pm Monday to Friday. Saturday 9.00am to 12.00 noon. Appointments outside of these times are considered.

Counselling is by appointment only

Q. How can I contact you?

March 15, 2018

A: You can contact me by phone on 07745614966 or 01795 521872. There is a confidential voice mail when I am unavailable. Please leave your name, telephone number and a brief message and I will contact you upon my return. You can also email me on [email protected] or fill in the Enquiry Form which you will find on the Contact Me page.

Q, How much does Clinical Supervision cost?

March 15, 2018

A. The fee for Clinical Supervision is £50 for 60 minutes, or £60 for 90 minutes

Groups of 3 Supervisees accepted

Q. How much does counselling cost?

March 15, 2018

A: The fee for individual 50 minute sessions and 60 minute couples sessions range between £35 - £70, please get in touch for details.   Concessions may be available, please contact me to discuss this further. Session fees must be paid at each session.

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I am currently using a dedicated therapy room which offers confidentiality and privacy, see photos below (therapy dogs Maisey & Bowie are availa​ble upon request and love a snuggle).  I am located in a quiet, discrete cul-de-sac just two minutes from the local railway station and bus​ stop.  Off road parking on the driveway is available.  

Maisey & Bowie welcome you.