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.
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 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.
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.
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
MSC in Family Therapy, London University
Systemic Supervisor, Institute of Family Therapy
Catherine is a child and family therapist who works systemically with individuals, couples and families
She works to a resilience model
Degree in English and Human Development, a Masters in Child, Family and Community Studies and a Masters in Play Therapy.
Siobhán is a Play Therapist who provides an opportunity for children to express, explore and make sense of challenging life experiences which can be difficult to express in words.
Play Therapy is an effective intervention for a variety of emotional and/or behavioural difficulties which children may present having experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, loss, etc.
Sevenoaks Counselling Patrons & Trustees
Right Reverend James Langstaff
Dr Caroline Berry
Mr John Ellis
Mr Terence Boxall