Annabel Tucker Cosrt accredited, Relate Dip pst accredited
I have over 20 years of experience as a counsellor and psycho sexual therapist.
I work with individuals, couples, and families.
I am Relate trained and currently work for Kent County Council in addition to my private practise.
I work from home and I can offer flexible hours by mutual agreement.
Counselling helps individuals and couples safely to clarify issues that are hindering their development and relationships. It offers support to those dealing with confused and unhappy feelings. It helps people to be realistic about the choices they have.
Couple counselling is about enabling couples to relate to each other in a more effective way while developing a greater understanding of the causes of their current problems and issues. It aims to facilitate better communication both physically and emotionally. Couples may be seen separately and/or together. They may be divorced or separated. They may have difficulties sustaining or finding a relationship.
Individual personal counselling is about enabling individuals to look at and cope with problems that may be hindering any aspects of their life and personal development.
Family counselling helps families communicate more effectively. I can help family members to have the confidence to be themselves, and also become more aware of others needs within the family system. This can be particularly helpful with reconstituted step families.
Psycho Sexual Therapy helps with physical, sexual, and emotional communication. It can help with specific sexual dysfunctions such as anorgasmia, premature or retarded ejaculation, erectile problems, vaginismus, painful sex as well as loss of desire. It can help couples or individuals understand their own and their partner’s needs. It can enhance confidence, thereby diminishing performance anxiety. It can clarify previous ‘misunderstandings‘ and ‘myths’ about sexuality.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience in the following areas:
- Couple Counselling
- Individual counselling
- Psycho sexual therapy
- Family Counselling
- Sexual abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Gay and Lesbian
- Addiction: sexual, alcohol, and eating disorders
- Self harm
- Work related issues
- Low confidence and self esteem
- Pre nuptial counselling
- Gender dysphoria
Accredited member of COSRT- College of sexual and relationship therapy
Relate Counsellor 1989 (Accredited in 1997)
Family counsellor (Relate Institute, systemic practice)
Kent County Council Support Line, affiliate counsellor (personal, couples, and psychosexual)
Psychosexual therapist (Dip PST)
Bereavement counsellor ( CRUSE )
Bereavement counsellor supervisor (St Anslem)
Counsellor in Maidstone and Rochester prisons.
Therapies I use
I work mostly with a person centred integrative approach. Depending on the person / people and their problems I use what I think is the most appropriate therapy to the situation. These could include Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, Psychodynamic therapy, Systemic therapy and Transactional Analysis.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£55 per 60 minute session
Lower fees may be negotiated in cases of financial hardship
Clients who are disabled and wheel chair users can be accommodated.
Free parking outside the house
Clients, by invitation, are welcome to walk round or sit and reflect in the large peaceful garden after their session if they desire.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer a flexible appointment system and can see clients both during the day and in the evening.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|