Are you struggling with Anxiety, panic attacks, feeling alone and isolated.
Do you feel permantly worried about everything?
Is your relationship struggling?
Are you struggling moving forward after losing someone?
These are really difficult times and many people are feeling anxious and depressed. It may feel as though there is no one to turn to. If you feel you would like to speak to someone who will listen and understand, please get in touch by phone, e-mail or text me on 07891 120128. I can help.
I am an experienced psychotherapist, accredited with the National Counselling Society. I offer one to one integrative psychotherapy in Wainscott, near Rochester. My integrative training means that I have studied a number of therapeutic techniques and use the techniques best suited to you and ones which you feel comfortable with. I create a friendly, safe environment to allow you to work through the issues you may have, whilst feeling supported, valued and heard. I can help with anxiety, depression, addiction, abuse, relationship issues, family issues, bereavement, sexual issues and more.
I understand that coming for counselling may feel challenging. Perhaps you have been thinking about talking to someone for a while. Some days you may feel you need to speak to someone straight away. Having been there myself I understand this and will always try to see you sooner rather than later, in most cases that week. I also offer telephone consultations if you would prefer.
How it Works
Normally we start with an introductory session which can last a little over 60 minutes, to see if you feel comfortable talking to me (which is really important), if you then feel you would like to go ahead we would decide together a weekly or fortnightly time to meet. We would also talk about how many sessions might work best for you. I can offer both short term focussed work, and longer term in depth work, depending on what you feel would work best.
I offer an affordable fee of £45.00 for up to 60 minutes. ( Dartford £50.00) I also offer some concessionary places for people struggling on low incomes or students.
Telephone Counselling is £35.00 for up to 50 minutes. Flexible times available.
What to expect from me
Counselling is about having a safe place where you can explore your feelings and emotions. I offer a comfortable, non-judgemental, confidential environment where you are able to discuss the difficulties that are causing you confusion or distress. This can assist you with seeking a greater balance in life, helping you cope better with whatever challenges arise in the future.
My role is not to give advice, but to listen. Change is possible and with the right support you can overcome any difficulties.
I have many years experience and training, of working both in the NHS and in my own private practice.
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and recognised by the Royal College of Nursing. I work within their ethical framework. I have full professional indemnity insurance.
My main practice is in Wainscott, near Rochester, which is close to Strood Station and on a local bus route. My rooms are quiet, calm and private. There is free secured parking within the private grounds. It is easily accessible from Rochester, Strood, Gravesend, and Gillingham.
I also have a practice at Greenhithe, near Dartford. My rooms are within the Greenhithe Therapy Centre. There is free secured parking within the local Judo Centre, which is part of the Therapy Centre. Easily accessible from the M25, A2. There is a local bus route also available.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Adv Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
- Certificate for Mindfulness for Anxiety/Depression
- Soul Midwives Course
Professional development certificates
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Sexual Issues
- Obsessive Compulsion Disorder (OCD)
- Eating disorders - Bulimia, Anorexic, Overeating.
- Working with Addictions - alcohol, drugs, sexual
- Personality disorders
- Understanding domestic abuse
- Trauma and abuse
- Dementia awareness
- Transgender issues
- Bereavement training
Other Areas of Counselling I deal with are:
- Domestic Violence
- Terminal Illness / Life threatening illness such as Cancer
- Long term medical conditions especially Diabetes
- Working with young and adult offenders
- Working with victims of crime
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer Hypno/Psychotherapy. This is a blend of both Hypnotherapy and Talking Therapy. This may be helpful for those who feel they would benefit from more intensive work.
Hypno-Psychotherapy offers an integrative approach, where Hypnosis is used alongside another branch of Psychotherapy.
Fee for Hypno-psychotherapy up to 90 minutes £70.00
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person or telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer flexible appointments seven days a week Monday - Friday 7am until 8pm. Saturday and Sunday 10am until 4pm- Bank Holidays included (no extra charge)
Up to 60 minute Psychotherapy / Counselling Session - £45.00
Dartford practice: £50.00
Couples Counselling 60 minutes - Wainscott practice £60.00
Dartford practice: £70.00
Family Therapy up to 90 minutes - Wainscott £70.00
Telephone up to 50 minutes - £40.00
Hypno-psychotherapy up to 90 minutes - £60.00
Some concessionary places available
Payable by bank transfer or cash -
Monday to Friday 7am until 9pm Saturdays and Sundays 9am until 7pm. Bank Holidays included no extra charge. Flexible times for telephone and Skype
I am practicing therapist for the Harmony Trust.
Harmony Trust provides free NHS Approved complementary therapy to those coping with cancers and other serious life altering illness in Kent.
I work closely with local hospitals, having done several talks and seen many patients referred to me by the hospitals.
Both practices are held in a discreet location, providing a safe place to express you thoughts and feelings.
Parking at both practices is free and within a secure, gated area.