Training, Qualifications and Experience

In addition to twelve part-time counsellors, we have a family therapist in the team.

The counsellors are fully qualified and experienced professionals who are members of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). As such, they adhere to the codes of ethics and practice set out by the BACP and ACC (the Association of Christian Counsellors), of which Sevenoaks Counselling is a member.

Counsellors

Julie Smith

Julie Smith

Head of Counselling

Julie is a BACP Accredited Counsellor who holds the Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and Diploma in Supervision.

She has significant experience of working therapeutically with adults, couples and young people in primary health care and educational settings.

In addition, Julie has taught introductory and advanced level counselling courses to certificate level and has also worked as a counselling skills tutor at Diploma level.

As part of her professional practice, Julie mentors and supervises student counsellors and works as a supervisor within the voluntary sector.

Julie has a special interest in working with relationship and loss related issues.

Jennifer Adams

Jennifer Adams

Jennifer is a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor who holds a Diploma in Psychodynamic Therapeutic Counselling. She also holds a Certificate in Couple Counselling and is qualified as a Counselling Supervisor.

She works with adults, couples and older children as well as supervising student counsellors.

She has a special interest in mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression, family constellation and the inner child.

Jeanette Archer

Jeanette Archer

Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Certificate in Art Therapy.
Jeanette counsels adults and couples and has a special interest in working with children and young couples
Jeanette’s special interest is in family counselling.

Laura Daniels

Laura Daniels

Enhanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling.
Laura has a particular interest in anxiety, attachments, identity crisis and transitions.
Laura works with couples, adults, and older children.

Jean Day

Jean Day

Advanced Diploma in Counselling at West Kent College.
Certificate in the theory of Family Therapy.

As well as working with adults, Jean heads up the children and young peoples’ work at Sevenoaks Counselling. She works with both children and adults. Further, she supervises counselling students.

Steve Fearns

Steve Fearns

Enhanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (BACP); a Foundation Degree in Drug and Alcohol Counselling; and an Advanced Diploma in Youth Work and Ministry.
Steve works with adults and older young people and has particular interests in working with depression, anxiety and addiction and relationship issues.

Rachel Ferguson-Gow

Rachel Ferguson-Gow

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling at West Kent College.
Rachel’s special interest is in post-natal depression.

Alan Forman

Alan Forman

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, University of East London,
Psychodynamic module for couples, University of Kent.

Alan works with individuals, couples and adults with dementia.
He supervises students, and was formerly a counsellor with PPC world wide which is an employee assistance programme.

He is a Pastoral counsellor in a parish setting, and has authored two books on conselling related issues.

Michele Palmer

Michele Palmer

Diploma in Integrative Counselling. Member of BACP.
Michele has a special interest in motivation, resilience, and parenting issues.

Nicci Paramor

Nicci Paramor

Diploma in Counselling, University of East London,
Certificate in Psychosynthesis.
Nicci’s special interest is in the area of loss.

Andrew Procter

Andrew Procter

MSc in Therapeutic Counselling (University of Greenwich)
UKRCP (United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
Andrew is a person-centred counsellor with particular interest in post traumatic stress counselling and creative therapies

Family Therapist

Catherine Rodger

Catherine Rodger

MSC in Family Therapy, London University
Systemic Supervisor, Institute of Family Therapy
UKCP registered
Catherine is a child and family therapist who works systemically with individuals, couples and families
She works to a resilience model

Sevenoaks Counselling Patrons & Trustees

Patrons

Right Reverend James Langstaff
Dr Caroline Berry
Mr John Ellis
Mr Terence Boxall

Trustees

Wendy Billington
Gill Clayton
Stephen Day
Chris Stiven
Jean Watson
Mary Wright