Karon Lee Preston Dip.Couns Registered MBACP
Welcome, my name is Karon-Lee.
All of us at some point will experience times when we feel overwhelmed or unable to cope. Feelings such as anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, grief, loss and loneliness can be upsetting and painful to us. I can help you to explore and reflect upon these feelings restoring emotional well-being.
I can provide you with emotional and social support in a caring and supportive environment to enable you to make the changes you want in your life.
Talking and sharing your feelings is a necessary part of therapy, which might seem strange at first, but can leave you feeling listened to, less alone and accepted for who you are, and help in understanding what is making you feel a certain way, in a safe, confidential environment without judgement.
I am passionate about my work as it is my nature and personality to want to help people. I too have experienced difficulties within my life and had the benefit of counselling which led me to become a registered, qualified BACP counsellor. I also have an enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) for working with children and adults.
I work in a person-centred humanistic approach, in understanding your experience from your point of view and most importantly creating a trusting relationship. I have also been trained in other approaches and use aspects of Solution-Focused Therapy, TA (Transactional Analysis) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).
I have my own private practice, work as a counsellor for MIND Recovery & Wellbeing Centre and provide a wellbeing programme to a Kent Primary and Senior Acadamy.
My background has always been working in a supportive role, promoting independence to both adults and children within education, community youth work, social work, mental health, social prescribing and health improvements within the NHS, voluntary services, mentoring and counselling.
I am based in Maidstone. To arrange an initial meeting or discuss your needs, please contact me on 07707 478602. Alternatively you can send an email or use the contact form on the website.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited Registered membership BACP
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body, European Qualifications Framework level 5.
CRUISE Bereavement Foundation - National Counselling Society
CRUISE Bereavement Face To Face Elective - National Counselling Society
CRUISE Bereavement Safeguarding
Mental Health Capacity Act
Adult and Child Protection
RSPH Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement
ABC Certificate in Counselling Skills
ABC Certificate in Counselling Concepts
Mentoring Skills Accreditation
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
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I offer short-term and open-ended counselling.
Sessions are charged at an individual rate of £40.00 per hour.
Fees are payable at the beginning of each session by cash, debit or credit card payment.
Please see my website for details on how I work. Simply click on my website details at the top of this page.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am able to offer day time and evening appointments.
Types of client