Are you feeling lonely, struggling with Anxiety,Depression,emotional upsets,stress, panic attacks, relationships difficulties, low self esteem,anger, guilt,Bereavement.Are you finding life difficult. Are you stuck and you do not know how to move forward. sometimes we need just someone to listen,to be heard and to be understood.
I am a qualified and experienced Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist which means I am able to use various styles of counselling to suit the individuals needs of the client and to help resolve their worries.
I offer a safe comfortable confidential, non-judgemental, environment where you will be able to express and share your emotions and feelings with me. Knowing that you are not alone.Where we can work together to find a way to move forward.
I specialise in treating Anxiety and Depression and have gained a lot of experience working with adults in the NHS in this field. Amongst other issues I address are: Panic Attacks, Low Self-Esteem, Bereavement, Relationship issues,Separation and Divorce, Couples Counselling, Trauma, Sexuality, Abuse, and Anger Management.
As an experienced Counsellor and having worked in Mental Health for many years, I run both my practices with the highest level of competency, abiding by ethical guidelines. I am committed to professional continuing development to enhance my knowledge, to help, encourage and guide you to make sense of your life.
I work with clients in short and long terms counselling depending on what you decide.
My role is not to give advice, but to listen to your concerns, and fears. My aim is to be supportive and offer encouragement so that we can work together. Most people go through times in their lives that are painful and distressing and have nowhere to turn to or make a painful decision. Past memories may present anxiety or stress which may be difficult for you to move forward for the future. Coming to talk about your issue is the first step forward.
I have helped many people over the years to improve their lives, understanding as individuals we are all unique and respond to life events in different ways.
Should you wish to contact me for an initial assessment session, I am happy to arrange this. This does not commit you in any way, but gives you the opportunity to meet me and talk over any questions you may have.
I offer an affordable fee of £45.00 for up to 60 minutes. I also offer some concessionary places.
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and recognised by the Royal College of Nursing. I work within their ethical framework. I have full professional indemnity insurance.
My main practice in Wainscott, near Rochester, which is close to Strood Station and on a local bus route. My rooms are quiet, calm and private a safe place to express your thoughts and feelings. There is free secured parking within the private grounds. It is easily accessible from Rochester, Strood, Gravesend, and Gillingham.
I also have a practice at Greenhithe, near Dartford. My rooms are within the Greenhithe Therapy Centre. There is free secured parking within the local Judo Centre, which is part of the Therapy Centre. Easily accessible from the M25, A2. There is a local bus route also available close to Dartford Town centre and Dartford Rail Station.
Please e-mail, text or phone with any queries and we can start from there. If you would prefer to have a telephone consultation please leave your number and your availability and I will return your call.
I always aim to respond the same day.
Training, qualifications & experience
Adv Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Certificate for Mindfulness for Anxiety / Depression
Soul Midwives Course
A1 Assessor ,and Mentor
Professional Development Certificates:
Mental Health & Well being
Understanding Domestic Abuse
Trauma and Abuse
I am Accredited and Members of the National Counselling Society and work in line with their ethical framework.
I am a practicing therapists for Harmony Therapy Trust.
Harmony Trust provides free NHS Approved Complementary Therapy to those coping with Cancers or other serious life altering illness in Kent.
I work closely with local hospitals, having done several talks and seen many patients referred to us by the hospitals
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also run an accredited Hypnotherapy Practice based in Rochester. Please go to my website for more information. www.kenthypnotherapists.com
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Individual Assessment -£55.00 One hour 30 minute
Individual Counselling -£45.00 One hour session
Couples Counselling Dartford - £ 70.00 per hour session
Couples counselling Wainscott - £70.00 per hour session
Family Counselling Wainscott £80 per 1 hour 30 minute session
METHOD OF PAYMENTS
Payment can be made via bank transfer or cash.
*I offer concessions for those on low income and students as I believe therapy should be available to everyone.
Appointment times are flexible to suit your requirements.Evening, weekends and bank holidays appointments available.
Flexible hours including evenings and weekends. Early morning appointments available from 8am Feel free to call, e-mail, or text to discuss your requirements.