Who I am
I have been a fully qualified and accredited Counsellor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy ( BACP ) for over 15 years, twelve of which I have also been a qualified supervisor of other therapists. I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework. I offer face to face counselling in the villages of Adisham and Barham, between Canterbury and Dover in Kent.
My professional experience has developed through the varied places in which I have worked. In addition to private practice these include working alongside GPs (including the current Talking Therapies programme), as an Oncology counsellor in a large London hospital, in a community counselling service, with a student counselling service and as a therapist for staff.
My counselling and supervision work has been enhanced by having a long-standing meditation practice, which eventually led me to become a trained mindfulness teacher.
2001 - Post graduate diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling
(The Psychosynthesis & Education Trust, course accredited by BACP )
2005 - Diploma in Integrative Supervision within the Caring Professions
(The Minster Centre)
2014 - Level 1 Training to Teach Mindfulness-based Courses
(University of Bangor, Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice)
Bachelor of Arts (1981) - Oxford Brookes University
Master of Social Science (1985) - Birmingham University
If you are also interested in yoga or reiki, you may like to check out Angie Oakes, who also works locally.