Going to a counsellor can be a big step, and it can be an overwhelming experience to be talking openly and honestly, perhaps for the first time, about issues that you have been carrying with you. I provide a safe, calm place to do this and will help you explore these areas of your life, supporting you on this journey.
I have experience of working with young people and adults on a range of issues. Although my main approach is person-centred counselling, I will draw on lots of different tools and techniques to ensure that you are able to best explore what is going on for you. For many there may be a trigger to see a counsellor, such as a bereavement or relationship breakdown. For others, it may be relieve ongoing feelings of anxiety, stress or depression. It is also for people who really aren't sure what is bothering them, but it is a feeling they carry that something in their life is just not right and they just need someone to talk to. Whatever the issue, I can provide an objective and supportive environment to help you.
Exploring your feelings and thoughts in an open, confidential and non-judgemental space can really help you to understand what the blockages are for you and help you to choose how to move forward. You might only want one session or you might find that you need more - the pace and length of counselling is yours to decide.
Please phone or email to find out more and have a chat about whether you feel I can help you with what is troubling you. I am located near the centre of Tunbridge Wells and easily accessible from Tonbridge, Crowborough and Sevenoaks.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualified Counsellor with Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Experience of working with young people and adults on a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, self harm, relationship breakdown, loss, lack of direction, low mood, abuse, stress, anger, parenting, loneliness, lack of motivation, illness, life events, body image, eating, redundancy, low confidence, bereavement, school issues and feelings that things aren't right.
- Current DBS certificate
- Safeguarding Training
- Background in HR - coaching, training and mentoring.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
We are experiencing uncertain times. Anxiety around health and how to protect ourselves and loved ones is particularly present. If you are experiencing anxiety and other issues relating to coronavirus / COVID-19, including separation from loved ones, stress, health anxiety, job worries, financial issues and very sadly, bereavement, please consider telephone counselling or Skype counselling to help.
If you are unable to meet the full costs of counselling, I will be able to offer concessionary rates for short-term telephone or online counselling to help people through this time. Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
£40 per 50 minute session Monday to Friday
£45 per 50 minute session Saturday