I believe it takes courage to ask for help and finding the right therapist can be an anxious process. Clients have told me that it feels like a relief once they have taken that step and begun their counselling - like a weight has been lifted.
To take some of the anxiety away, I would usually suggest we start with a telephone conversation to see whether you would like to meet and if so, we can organise a face-to-face chat to see whether you would feel comfortable working with me.
My aim is to provide clients with the space in which to feel safe and able to explore their issues without fear of being judged. It is my belief that we all have periods in our lives where we struggle and we can all benefit from having someone to talk to help us gain some clarity and ways of moving forward.
The feedback I have received from both clients and colleagues is that I provide an empathic, safe, calm and confidential environment in a way that is genuine and caring.
I am a qualified counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy. I work from an Integrative theory viewpoint, drawing on many different theories and styles - I believe one way of working doesn't suit all people and adapt my way of working to suit each individual and their needs.
I can offer counselling on either a short or long term basis, depending upon your requirements. I can also offer sessions on evenings and Saturdays, if required.
I work with adults of all ages, genders, ethnicity and sexuality with wide ranging issues, such as:-
- relationship issues
- bereavement and loss
- domestic abuse
- substance misuse
- childhood abuse
- eating disorders
- sexual abuse
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling at Canterbury College in 2014 after 3 and half years of study. I am currently working towards BACP accreditation.
I also completed the following continuing professional development training:-
- Motivational Enhancement Therapy
- Working with Depression
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Working with Anxiety
- Therapeutic Storytelling
- Working with Issues around Shame
- Working with Issues around Domestic Abuse
- Trauma, Attachment and the Brain
Additionally, I am trained as an Independent Domestic Violence Adviser.
I have been counselling clients since 2013 and have worked within domestic abuse and substance misuse services as a counsellor.
I have also received commendations from both Kent Police and East Kent NHS for my work with victims of domestic abuse.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Borderline personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
£ 40 per hour
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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