Parrock Street Practice
94 Parrock Street
The Axtane Health Practice
24 Station Road
07530767824 / 07530767824
I remember how daunting I found it when I first needed a counsellor. I was trying to hold down a full time job, bring up my family and going through relationship issues. Finding the time to even look for a counsellor seemed a difficult enough task.
That is why I value the counselling relationship and ensure that each of my clients feels supported and safe throughout their counselling experience with me. I know that each of you will have questioned your decision to see me many times before we have even met.
I am a registered member of the BACP and work in an integrative way. This means I can offer a wide range of services including working with clients experiencing many life events and emotions including depression, anxiety, low mood, anger, self esteem, bereavement. I also hold a Life Coach qualification which enables me to help clients to move forward and form achievable goals.
I run Mindfulness/Meditation groups and I offer individual sessions for anyone who wants to learn more about how to incorporate Mindfulness and Meditation into their every day life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over ten years experience working within the Probation service. This has involved working with clients from wide ranging backgrounds and also their families. I have seen how an individual's behaviour affects not only them but also the people that are close to them. I have also worked with victims of crime and abuse.
I have worked extensively in the areas of anxiety, mental health including bipolar and personality disorders, social deprivation, domestic abuse and addictions. I have experience of working with people who are struggling within their relationships. I appreciate how anxiety disorders can make us feel isolated.
I have previously worked as a counsellor within an NHS GP surgery
I regularly attend CPD training events and courses to ensure my skills and knowledge remain up to date.
My Qualifications include:
Diploma in Integrated Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 4 NVQ Information Advice and Guidance
Level 3 NVQ Community Justice
City and Guilds Life Coaching Qualification
My training includes:
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
I work from Axtane Health Practice in Longfield and the Parrock Street Practice in Gravesend where my hours are flexible and include evenings and weekends. Both practices are easy to find and discreet with parking facilities close by.
Fees are £35 for a full hour.
I offer a reduced fee of £30 for the first session. This gives you the opportunity to meet me and decide if you feel that we can work together.
I offer reduced fees for counselling students.
If I do not answer my phone when you call, please leave your name and a contact number and I will call you as soon as I can.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|