I am a qualified, experienced, integrative counsellor who works with individuals from the age of 18. I also work as a sessional counsellor at the University of Kent and have a teaching background. I am a good listener and deeply care about what your experiences and emotions are like for you. My areas of expertise include developmental trauma, depression and anxiety.
Sometimes, when life feels too much, we all need a helping hand. While it is hard to take the first step and seek help, it can be really beneficial to talk about whatever it is that is difficult for you at the moment. I will provide sessions which are uniquely tailored to your needs. My counselling room offers a non-judgemental, safe space where we will explore together what is going on for you. This process can lead to a more effective way of managing your life, an improved sense of wellbeing and a feeling of greater control. I will use my skills to help you reach a deeper level of self knowledge and self healing.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I qualified in 2017, when I was awarded a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Level 4. I have been counselling at the University of Kent, both in Canterbury and Medway, since 2016 and I have volunteered at Herne Bay Counselling Services. I have a wide range of experience with short- as well as long term clients of all ages.
I have attended a number of courses to further my knowledge as a counsellor. Some of them are concerned with:
- Working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse
- Attachment Awareness
- Inner Child Work
- Healing Trauma
- Awareness of Trauma and Dissociation
I have been involved with a charity for homeless people in Whitstable over the past year.
PGCE 2007, working as a teacher and sessional tutor in different educational settings for many years.
MA in 1994.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Eating disorders
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
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£45 per session.
As it can feel difficult to reach out for help and choose a counsellor, I offer a first free consultation session for you to meet me in my counselling room and decide if you would like to work with me. Give me a ring or email me if you would like to book a free consultation session. If you would like to start counselling sessions with me after the initial meeting, these will last 50 minutes and usually take place once a week, subject to review.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There is one step to negotiate on the way into the counselling room which is on the ground floor.
Daytime and evenings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Saturdays until lunch time.
Types of client