I am a caring, empathic therapist who enjoys working with a wide range of people. I work with clients experiencing all kinds of difficulties in areas such as work or relationship issues, anxiety (including social anxiety), depression, low self esteem, low self confidence and lack of motivation. Sometimes clients tell me they are feeling sad or low and don't know where to start. Whatever your reason for contacting me, be assured that I work using proven therapy techniques and consult the latest evidence based research to ensure client safety and promote successful outcomes.
I have additional experience in supporting young adults (14 years and over) & parents around issues of Autistic Spectrum Disorder & conditions with additional needs such as ADHD, Sensory Processing, Dyspraxia etc. Often the diagnosis process takes a long time and may not lead to the additional support a young person feels they will get, leaving them lost and confused as they learn to adjust to what their diagnosis means to them.
Learning to accept these issues can also be very hard for the parents of younger children, with the additional worry & parental imput needed, it can seem daunting. Parents often experience a type of grief as they learn to 'mourn' the life they thought parenthood would bring. This can be accompanied by feelings of guilt & shame. It is often helpful to work through this to gain a realistic, even positive acceptance & enjoy life.
I have access to therapy rooms in Dover and work in a Covid safe way. I have also found that counselling over the telephone or via video links such as Zoom works incredibly well for clients too. Working in this way has allowed me to help those experiencing difficulties in other regions in England and Wales. I have undergone over 80 hours of additional training in this form of counselling to ensure I can offer a safe and effective service to clients. I am happy to offer this service in addition to face to face counselling even after Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted. This method seems particularly popular with clients who are experiencing Anxiety, Agoraphobia, work shifts or are lone parents without access to regular childcare. I can offer regular weekly sessions or single session therapy (90 minutes).
I know that sometimes it is hard to take the first step and ask for help but I am waiting for your call or email. Often it is difficult to know where to begin to explain what the problem is but it's my hope that together, we can work with your concerns and make your life more happy and contented.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - (SEG Awards ABC) - Bedonwell Counselling 2018-2020
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills - (SEG Awards ABC) -Bedonwell Counselling 2017–2018
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts - (SEG Awards ABC) -Bedonwell Counselling 2016–2017
- Level 3 Certificate in Information, Advice and Guidance - Canterbury College 2006–2007
- Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Concepts (Children and Young People) - AQA 2006–2007
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sensory Processing Difficulties
Dyspraxia / Dyslexia
From £35.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
My standard rate for a 50 minute session is £35, but I may be able to offer a slightly discounted service in certain circumstances. I am happy to provide a free 20 minute telephone consultation to see if counselling, and the service I offer is right for you.
I have limited Saturday morning sessions for which I charge £40 for a 50 minute session.
My rate for a 90 minute single session therapy appointment is £60 and I have two appointments slots a week dedicated to this.
Clients contacting me through the following schemes can access my service at £30 per 50 minute session: Being Well Together / Think Talk Together, Key Worker Counselling, Mates in Mind.
I can offer Counselling Trainees regular weekly personal therapy at £30 per session. Whilst I trained as an Integrative therapist, I find I now work largely within the Humanistic/Existential disciplines but I am happy to adapt my work to best suit your training needs.
My most popular session times are weekdays at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. If no tick is shown I am currently fully booked on those evenings but please contact me to find out about availability.