**You might be struggling to cope with the adaptations and isolation that is currently being asked of us in these strange times. Feelings and emotions might be resurfacing and our ability to process these might be harder than normal. Whatever it is you are dealing with whether it be anxiety, panic attacks, low mood, loss or a bereavement I can support you through this. The thought of seeing a counsellor online or on the phone might be strange or daunting, but this is the new normal at least for now. I will happily assist in the technological side of arranging any session if required.
When we try to surpress strong emotions, they have a nasty habit of impacting on our lives in other ways through our behaviours. We can try to ignore them or numb them but they are still there. After a while the pressure grows and it starts to impact on those around us, our jobs, our families. You may feel alone and isolated and struggling to find the answer.
Having a regular opportunity to process these emotions with a counsellor can release the pressure and help you to build a better understanding of yourself. A counsellor might just listen while you work it all out, sometimes they might suggest strategies that support you on your journey. You might laugh a bit, cry a bit, but just to have the opportunity to unpack what you are constantly churning over in your mind can have many benefits.
I strongly believe the success of counselling is determined by the relationship created in the room between the counsellor and the client. For this reason I offer a free initial 30 mins session for us to meet without any further obligation, to establish if you feel the relationship is right. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't but we don't know unless we try.
I offer face to face counselling from my office in central Gravesend and have experience in the following areas:
Anxiety & stress
Family & relationship difficulties
Self esteem & confidence issues
Ill-health in self or a family member
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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
Fees £40 - £60 depending on circumstances for a 50 mins session.
Initial 30 mins session - no charge.