Graham Arnold MA MBACP
My approach is to encourage clients to closely examine their past in order to bring to light the lasting effects of formative experiences that may be hiding in their unconscious mind, potentially having an unhelpful impact upon them, their relationships and ways of being in the present.
Developing a strong working alliance with you as my client is an integral and essential factor towards you being able to benefit from therapy. This is why providing a safe, confidential environment and forming a trusting, respectful, non-judgmental relationship with you is key. But, I also think that challenging you in your thinking is important, when appropriate!
I work with adult clients from an office in Headcorn which is well placed to serve the immediate community, as well as surrounding villages and towns. Depending on the circumstances, I am also willing to work with a client in their own home. Either way, I would be pleased and privileged to work with you on an open-ended or fixed-term basis.
I would be pleased for you to contact me to arrange an initial session in which for you to describe the challenges you face, and for us to decide between us whether counselling is right for you and whether we will be able to work effectively together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Master's Degree in Counselling and am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist with a deep appreciation for the spiritual dimension of life, and a firmly embedded belief in the importance of our personal story being told and genuinely listened to as we grapple for life’s meaning.
Much of my experience has been in the field of bereavement care. I have also spent many years working with and alongside older people, both in community development and through the work of a national older people’s charity. This has given me valuable insights into living in later life, including an understanding that depression and anxiety are not an inevitable part of getting older, but conditions which can be treated by talking therapy just as effectively as they can be for an adult of any age.
By my participation in and leadership of Men's Groups, I have experience and a keen interest in what might be described as 'men's issues', in enabling the sharing of our individual stories, and in exploring the different ways available to us of being masculine.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Later life / older people
Men's issues / masculinities
Available on request.
FREE PARKING is available at the premises I practise from.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT access is excellent - I am barely a 10 minute walk or short bus / taxi journey from Headcorn train station, and on the main bus service routes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|