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About me

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.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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 andrea@greendoorcounselling.org

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Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£45 per 50 minute session Monday to Friday. Some concessions are available for short term counselling. Please ask. 

When I work

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Available Monday to Wednesday day and evening. 

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations