BSc (Hons) Psych & Counselling (First Class) , MBACP, MBPS
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I am an experienced and highly professional psychotherapist using a combination of psychotherapy techniques including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), systemic therapy and positive psychology to help you to alleviate suffering from issues such as depression, stress, panic and phobias, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Family relationships and parenting, couples counselling, divorce, separation and bereavement, low self-esteem and confidence issues.
With a wide range of experience in clinical, neuropsychological and counselling settings, I use the most evidence-based techniques to help adults, children and young people better understand themselves, feel less overwhelmed by their problems, develop healthier coping strategies and more positive ways of thinking, feeling and behaving.
My extensive experience with adults, children and young people in a variety of therapeutic settings, enables me to better understand human behaviour, allowing me to use an approach that is truly holistic. I have a comprehensive 'toolkit' I can draw on to help aid your recovery.
Psychotherapy for adults
Coming for psychotherapy needn't be something you only do at crisis point. We are happy to visit a doctor regularly to prevent ill health, and just like an MOT, a mental health check up (MHC) can help keep you on track and prevent much greater problems in the future. Perhaps you're struggling with relationship or career issues or a specific mental health condition. Therapy can equip you with the tools and beliefs to enjoy more happiness, more of the time. Please contact me for more information.
Psychotherapy for children and young people
Bringing children into therapy can be a daunting prospect and it can be upsetting to acknowledge that they might benefit from psychological support. However, whatever issues they may be facing, the earlier we can offer them effective support and treatment, the better, as they will be able to learn the skills and knowledge needed to overcome their difficulties, not only in the short term, but in their life ahead as well.
Issues I can help with:
- Anxiety, depression, stress, phobias, low self-esteem and self-harm.
- Academic anxiety including preparation for the Kent Test (11+), SATs, GCSEs and A Levels.
- Development of social skills to create healthy, positive interactions.
- Emotional resilience to help a child to manage and overcome adversity now and in later life.
- Family issues such as the impact of divorce, separation or bereavement.
- Internet, social media or gaming addiction.
- Eating disorders.
- Attachment disorders.
- Other mental health disorders such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
- Cogmed Working Memory Training for attention problems (ADD) that affect academic achievement.
Please contact me for more information.
Feel great - not just ok!
Whatever the issue, I enjoy helping people at different stages of their lives to discover their innate ability to overcome life’s challenges and thrive. I am committed to creating positive mental wellbeing so that my clients can maximise their potential and feel truly great, not just OK!
If you are looking for a therapist who can provide a strong, positive therapeutic relationship based on trust and respect, who can help you successfully resolve your issues, then please contact me to arrange a free confidential consultation.
I look forward to hearing from you shortly!
Training, qualifications & experience
- First-Class Honours Degree in Psychology & Counselling from the University of Greenwich
Continued Professional Development Training
- Suicidal Ideation
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
- Positive Behaviour Support
- Restorative Justice
- Mindfulness Practice
- Resilience Development
- Neuropsychological Rehabilitation and Neurodegenerative Conditions.
I have worked with adults within Mind, the mental health charity, the NHS and the private sector at The Priory; and have also helped children and young people with a range of social, emotional, behavioural and psychological issues within the education sector.
Additionally, I have successfully utilised the Cogmed Working Memory Training Programme to support children with attention issues, so that they can resist distractions, self-regulate more effectively, build good social connections and perform better academically.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Anxiety (Generalised, Panic & Agoraphobia, Social)
- Sleep Problems
- Low Self-Esteem
- Eating Disorders (Binge, Bulimia, Anorexia)
- Suicidal Ideation
- Relationship Issues
- Attachment Issues.
£60 Initial consultation (65 mins)
£55 evenings (from 5pm Mon-Fri) and weekends
£90 Initial consultation (85 mins)
£85 evenings (from 5pm Mon-Fri) and weekends
£95 Initial consultation (110 mins)
£90 evenings (from 5pm Mon-Fri) and weekends
£125 Initial consultation (65 mins)
£130 evenings (from 5pm Mon-Fri) and weekends
When I work
I am available for daytime, evenings (from 5pm Mon-Fri) and weekend appointments.
I work in an integrated but flexible way, drawing on different psychotherapy techniques to find the right approach for you, so that you foster the psychological resources to enjoy better mental health and physical wellbeing. I use the concept of 'positive psychology' as a guiding principle, as this approach centres on those unique factors that 'make life worth living' - happiness (eudemonic), life satisfaction, meaning in life and optimal human functioning. I am particularly interested in the concept of resilience, as it enables you to think and behave in a flexible, adaptable manner and effectively navigate your way through stressful life events whilst still managing to maintain balance and a positive outlook.
Where are the sessions held?
My psychotherapy practice is based in Marden, near Tonbridge, Kent. I offer a comfortable, peaceful and private space for my clients to relax during their sessions. I offer daytime, evening weekday and weekend appointments.
Too far to travel? Sessions can be held using Skype!
Travelling to my practice
The Positive Mind Psychotherapy and Counselling Practice is easily accessible from nearby towns and villages via train to Marden, Kent.
Sevenoaks – 25 minutes
Ashford – 22 minutes
Tonbridge - 14 minutes
Paddock Wood - 6 minutes
Headcorn – 9 minutes
Staplehurst - 4 minutes
Then a short 7-minute walk from the station.
My practice is a 20-minute drive from Maidstone and a 25-minute drive from Tunbridge Wells. Parking is available.