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Self Horizons – meet the team

Sophie Presswell Accredited MBACP Clinical Lead for Self Horizons

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Qualifications and training

  • Accredited and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) working in accordance with the requirements of the Ethical Framework http://www.bacp.co.uk/
  • Ten years experience of working within a therapeutic and social care setting, working with clients on a short and long term basis with both adults and children.
  • Extensive experience of counselling primary and secondary school children and young adults.
  • NHS IAPT trained, supporting people who have mild to moderate mental health difficulties, working on a short and long term basis.
  • Parent-Child Attachment Play Practitioner – PCAP provider
  • Experience working with eating disorders using the Christopher Fairburn approach.
  • All our Counsellors have Professional Indemnity Insurance

Marty Chandler Dip.Couns. MBACP Clinical Lead for Self Horizons

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Qualifications and training

  • Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, working in accordance with the requirements of the ethical framework http://www.bacp.co.uk/
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Qualified to level 6 in clinical/ non clinical supervision
  • Extensive experience working in a generic counselling setting offering a broad range of skills.
  • Parent-Child Attachment Play Practitioner – PCAP provider
  • Extensive experience in long and short term counselling gained from working in the NHS IAPT team.
  • Trained and experienced working with eating disorders with the Christopher Fairburn approach.
  • All our Counsellors have Professional Indemnity Insurance

Loral Haywood

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Qualifications and training

  • Qualified BACP Counsellor
  • Registered members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) working in accordance with the requirements of the Ethical Framework http://www.bacp.co.uk/
  • All our Counsellors have Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Experience of supporting rough sleepers, the homeless, and vulnerably housed adults.
  • Experience as a volunteer mentor to service users on probation, helping to reduce re-offending and support them to make positive changes.
  • Working with an integrated approach to counselling that focuses on genuine, contactful relationships with self and with others.
  • All our Counsellors have Professional Indemnity Insurance

Sharon Kerton

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Qualifications and training

  • Qualified BACP Counsellor
  • Registered members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) working in accordance with the requirements of the Ethical Framework http://www.bacp.co.uk/
  • Experience of supporting individuals with a variety of needs, including mental illness, homelessness, substance abuse problems and ex- offenders.
  • Experience as a volunteer in the Specialist Weight Management Team supporting individuals to make positive changes to their lives.
  • Working with an integrated approach to counselling that focuses on genuine, collaborative relationships with self and with others.
  • All our Counsellors have Professional Indemnity Insurance

Emma Dagg

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Qualifications and training

  • Foundation Degree in Clarkson Integrative Counselling
  • Registered members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) working in accordance with the requirements of the Ethical Framework http://www.bacp.co.uk/
  • Using the Clarkson approach I explore the relationship within the therapy room to understand patterns in relating. Focusing on the relationship with self.
  • Experience as a volunteer in the Specialist Weight Management Team supporting individuals to make positive changes to their lives.
  • Being integrative I am able to use a plethora of therapeutic tools to explore emotions and feelings.
  • Clarkson’s approach is all about the client, so all sessions are client lead, in a safe non-judgemental space.
  • All our Counsellors have Professional Indemnity Insurance

Amanda Jarvis

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Qualifications and training

  • Qualified BACP Counsellor
  • Registered members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) working in accordance with the requirements of the Ethical Framework http://www.bacp.co.uk/
  • I Use person centred approach, allowing clients to explore their issues in a safe environment.
  • I believe supporting clients to be an expert in themselves and finding the best way forward to have fulfilling relationships in the future.
  • Works with both adults and children.
  • All our Counsellors have Professional Indemnity Insurance

Carole Sinclair

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Qualifications and training

  • Qualified BACP Counsellor
  • Completed level 4 diploma training with CCT
  • Registered members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) working in accordance with the requirements of the Ethical Framework http://www.bacp.co.uk/
  • Use person centred approach.
  • Can work with adults and children.
  • All our Counsellors have Professional Indemnity Insurance

Nicola (Nicki) Cartmill

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Qualifications and training

  • Qualified BACP Counsellor
  • Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS).
  • Experience of supporting bereaved parents through The Compassionate Friends.
  • Experience of working with grieving families as a funeral celebrant.
  • Experience of supporting vulnerable volunteers with a variety of needs, including mental health, compulsive behaviours, addiction, and domestic violence through working for the British Red Cross.
  • Pluralistic approach focusing on communication and relationships, and a co-creative therapeutic alliance.
  • Integrative learning means I have a range of therapeutic tools to help explore feelings and emotions.

Carly Moore

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Qualifications and training

  • Qualified BACP Counsellor
  • Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS).
  • Working with as a Person Centred Counsellor with a humanistic integrative approach to individual clients, that concentrates on the therapeutic relationship to affect change
  • approach focusing on communication and relationships, and a co-creative therapeutic alliance
  • Works with adults and young people
  • All our Counsellors have Professional Indemnity Insurance

Sarah Westlake

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Qualifications and training

  • Member of the BACP and in my last year of a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • 22 years of expertise teaching and mentoring students in an educational context. During that period, I have sensitively delivered several interventions suited to the individual to help children and their families during stressful moments such as bereavement and emotional difficulties
  • I have considerable experience working with children with emotional issues, Asperger Syndrome and ADHD, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, and visual impairments, as well as awareness of safeguarding and special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Attachment, domestic violence, trauma, and anxiety are all topics that interest me.
  • works with both adults and children
  • I like to work creatively from an integrative modality based on an empathetic humanistic approach.
  • All of our counsellors have professional indemnity insurance.

Duncan Husk

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Qualifications and training

  • I am a student member of the BACP in the final year of my studies towards an MSc in Therapeutic counselling. My training is integrative, which means that I use different techniques and theories within our work. I feel that people are too complex for just 1 way of thinking or working. Clarkson’s five relationships model of counselling focuses on the importance of our relationship as counsellor and client.
  • Working in line with the BACP ethical guidelines puts certain things, like your autonomy, in the forefront of our work. This means that the way I will work will not be to advise you on what to do, although we can work together to explore feelings and thoughts around events in the past and decisions in the future.
  • All of our counsellors have professional indemnity insurance.

Thereza Moore

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Qualifications and training

  • Member of the BACP and in my last year of a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Working in accordance with the requirements of its ethical framework.
  • I am Person Centred Counsellor using an integrative approach. I provide an non judgemental, safe environment for clients to explore their concerns. I support clients in a co-creative therapeutic alliance to be the expert of themselves and find the best way to implement change through exploration and understanding of the relationship with self and others.
  • All of our counsellors have professional indemnity insurance.

Claire Mead

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Qualifications and training

  • In her final year of Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • Registered student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) working in accordance with the requirements of the Ethical Framework https://bacp.co.uk/
  • Experience supporting young people in a residential therapeutic centre employing psychodynamic techniques and skills.
  • Experience as a deaf blind guide communicator supporting those with significant visual and hearing impairments.
  • Experience as a Samaritan supporting vulnerable people in crisis.
  • Experience as a volunteer in a shelter for the homeless.
  • Many years’ experience of supporting individuals with a variety of needs, including mental illness, learning disabilities and complex physical health needs in a health and social care setting.
  • Using an Integrative approach focusing on Person Centred and Transactional Analysis to facilitate and affect change through the therapeutic relationship.
  • All of our Counsellors have Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Jo Watson

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Qualifications and training

  • Fully qualified counsellor and member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Currently studying Level 6 Diploma in Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling with East Kent Rape Crisis Centre where I volunteer as a counsellor and on their support and crisis lines
  • Experience of working with a wide range of issues and I have additional training in trauma informed counselling
  • As an integratively trained counsellor I am able to adapt my approach to work collaborately with the client to best suit their needs

All of our counselling takes place within a confidential setting. To make sure we are providing the highest standards with our clients and to ensure ethical and safe practice, all our Counsellors and Therapists have regular supervision.