The thought of having counselling may seem scary and overwhelming so I can understand how daunting and worried you might feel, maybe not know what to do next or what might happen when you have counselling. I can relate to this from my own experience and journey of counselling.
As a Person-Centred counsellor, I work in a non-direct (I don't tell you what to talk about or give you advice) and empathic way, working together in a confidential and safe space where we can explore, together, your experiences and find the answers that you feel will help you in your life.
I am an empathic and genuine person and I provide a safe, therapeutic relationship, where growth and change can develop over time. The process of change can sometimes be painful, scary, exciting and unknown as you start to experience new aspects of yourself and the world around you...this is 'normal' in my experience.
As a counsellor I work with people aged 18+ years and I have had experience as a bereavement counsellor having worked for the Greenwich and Bexley Hospice.
My previous working background has been in the NHS and I have worked with adolescents, adults and older adults with 14 years experience of working with people with complex issues such as :
- bereavement and loss
- abuse (sexual, physical, mental, emotional and substance)
- physical issues and degenerative disorders (dementia, cancer)
- relationship issues (family, siblings, friends, work colleagues, interpersonal)
- mental health issues (schizophrenia, depression/anxiety, bi polar)
- issues around identity - sexuality, racial and cultural identity, gender identity
I hire a room at the Deborah Ubee Trust in Greenwich, London which is located closely to Greenwich DLR, Deptford DLR, Cutty Sark tube line with extensive bus routes through and to Greenwich.
I also work from Sidcup Space in Sidcup which is just off Sidcup high street and accessible from Sidcup train station or numerous bus routes that stop in the High Street.(address can be found above)
And I hire a room at 4 Crook log, Bexleyheath, DA6 8BW
You can email me, phone me or text me which ever you feel comfortable with and tell me a bit about what is going on for you, and then we can arrange a time to meet and explore further how we might work together.
If you wish to know more about me and the Person-Centred approach feel free to look at my website dncounselling.com
Training, qualifications & experience
1 Yr Certificate in Gestalt Counselling
2 Yr Higher Professional Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
I have worked as a bereavement counsellor for the Greenwich and Bexley Hospice and I currently volunteer at the Deborah Ubee Trust in Greenwich, London working with adults.
I have a background of working in the NHS and have worked in mental health services for 14 years having worked with adolescents (12-18), working age adults (18+) and older adults (54+).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Initial consultation - £50 This is where I will go through an assessment form that will allow us to explore in more detail reasons for therapy and contract together
Weekly session's (50 minutes) - £45 each session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Saturday. To be arranged together when you are able to make contact with me and we discuss on a mutual time and day to meet.
Types of client