At times we may experience difficult emotions which we struggle to control. We may know why, or it may be a mystery to us. Wrestling with these feelings may give rise to anxiety or feeling withdrawn and low. We may also have long-standing difficulties, stemming from past experiences, that constrain our lives and compromise our relationships. Abuse, bullying and neglect can have a deep and lasting impact on our emotional wellbeing. These emotional difficulties can affect many aspects of life including sexuality, relationships, family, work, diet and physical health.
The opportunity to express yourself in this way can be beneficial in itself. Counselling also aims to facilitate an understanding of how our feelings are connected to our experiences, our circumstances and our expectations. In essence, counselling is a relationship that provides a platform for understanding yourself and bringing about positive changes.
Following a brief introductory phone call, I find it beneficial to have an initial consultation where we can work together to figure out whether counselling is appropriate, and also whether you feel comfortable working with me.
There’s no obligation to proceed beyond this point. If we do decide to work together, whether for a short time or in an open-ended manner, we can review our progress regularly.
If we agree to continue beyond our first consultation, we’ll meet weekly at the same time and on the same day of the week for a 50-minute session. I am also able to offer twice-weekly sessions if preferred.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
I hold a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from The Counselling Centre, a BACP accredited training institution with over 30 years of experience.
My training and primary orientation is psychodynamic and I work to the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and Professional Conduct Procedures.
In addition to private practice, I work in the counselling service of North Kent Mind and I am committed to continuous professional development through additional training.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£50 per session.
I am also able to offer twice-weekly sessions if preferred.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client