Sometimes life can challenge our innate resilience and we can find ourselves feeling panicked, anxious or depressed, behaving in ways that are hard to understand, or struggling to find a way out of a situation that is harmful for us or others.
Counselling provides a time and place to explore who you are, what has happened to you and what you're going through. The opportunity to express yourself in this way, without judgement, can be beneficial in itself.
Additionally, counselling can facilitate an understanding of how emotions are connected to our past experiences, our circumstances and our expectations. The counselling relationship that I strive to co-create with you can bring a deeper understanding, and where appropriate, help you to bring about change.
Starting with counselling may seem a daunting prospect and you may not be sure yet whether it’s right for you.
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.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client