Everyday life throws new challenges at each of us. You may be experiencing difficulties in a relationship or at work. You may be feeling depressed or isolated, anxious and lonely. Sometimes we are able to deal with these problems on our own, at other times it is good to talk to someone about it in a confidential, safe and calm environment. There is a solution to your problems and a qualified counsellor can help you to find it. My approach will aid you to reflect and find new strengths and resilience to go forward in your life.
Counselling enables you to look deeper into yourself and examine emotions, feelings and ways of thinking which may be the primary cause of your struggle, anxieties and fears.
In general, we each have a sense of what is beneficial for us. We are able to find our own answers but we need guidance and support to do this. Sometimes family and friends are helpful but many times we find ourselves being told who we should be or what we should do with our lives by those who mean well but they may not have the answers we are seeking. Talking to a counsellor can be the point where one starts the true exploration of the problem and begins to take positive steps to overcome it. I offer an environment of personal freedom and independence for you to explore your problems and together we will look into possible long-term solutions.
Another area which I am involved is men's mental wellbeing which I believe is neglected through societal expectations, norms and standards. I work extensively with men in the area of self-esteem, self-worth, anxiety and depression and men who have experienced abusive relationships.
If you feel that counselling can help you, please feel free to contact me by calling on 07908 573011 or sending me an email and we can arrange an introductory session.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- CPCAB level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
My training and primary therapeutic orientation are Humanistic/Person-centred. In my therapeutic work, I acknowledge the need to work with clients by using elements from CBT, Existential, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Transactional and Transpersonal theories which in combination enhance the collaborative work with the client.
The number of sessions depends entirely on the client. Whether you feel the need to work on your concern or issues for a longer period of time or if a short intervention is sufficient, you decide what is best for you.
In addition to private practice I volunteer in IMHP services and The Sunlight Centre in the Medway Towns.
I am committed to continuous professional development through further learning and training.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Introductory session for an initial assessment £15 duration 30 minutes.
£35 online or £40 face-to-face per session with the possibility for low cost counselling or therapy for those unemployed or on minimum wage.
My working hours are from 9.00- 21.00 Monday to Friday. I am also able to offer clients Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00- 20.00.
I am able to offer therapeutic sessions in Czech, German and Slovak.