I have many years experience working as a therapist from GP surgeries as well as privately, with both young people and adults. I am a warm approachable person and adaptable in my therapy techniques. I believe we are all unique individuals and tailor my therapy to your needs. I work privately from my home near the seaside with clients who may initially be experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety, and working collaboratively we explore and work through what the underlying issues may be together, helping you to find a way forward more positively.
I can help with many issues including: Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating Disorders, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress, Relationships, Self Esteem, Trauma.
Types of Therapy: Behavioural, Cognitive, Humanistic, Person Centred, Mindfulness/Relaxation.
How I deliver therapy: Face to face, long term and short term work, home visits, telephone/Skype.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma of Higher Education in Person Centred Counselling
Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Kent Safeguarding Children Child Protection
Certificate of Accreditation MBACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
I have worked with young people (aged 12-19 years old) for 2-3 years helping with the many challenging issues that arise. I have also worked within the NHS environment and NICE guidelines for 8 years with adults, as well as running my own successful practice.
I thoroughly enjoy what I do and how rewarding it can be making a difference to someone's life and seeing the growth and change emerge through self exploration and commitment to the sessions.
I always aim to create a relaxed environment whereby you are made to feel comfortable and safe, listened to and heard.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Wheelchair accessible office
Available for home visits
Concessionary Rates available
Weekdays: Mon, Tues, Wedn 9am to 2pm. Evenings/Weekends: Fri 6pm-9pm Sat 9-6pm Sunday 9-1pm. Can be flexible if needed.