With over twenty years experience of working with adults and young people to support the release of anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, relationship issues, depression, panic disorder, phobias, grief and sadness, family issues, separation and divorce, bereavement and grief, low self esteem, addictions, chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, C.F.S/M.E. I have a particular specialism working with chronic pain and the mind/body connection.
Have you have you reached a really difficult point? Or do you have relationship issues with family or at work? Are you going through a divorce or separation? Facing redundancy? Do you feel anxious, depressed or angry? Does the pressure in life lead to you panic attacks? Are you addicted to alcohol, food, cigarettes?
Find support now in a confidential, non-judgemental and safe environment. As an Integrative Counsellor, I can draw on a selection of therapy models to suit your needs. Each session is done at your pace.
I am a qualified psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, photo therapist, Reiki Practitioner and Wellbeing Coach and yoga teacher. I work with men, women and children of all ages from different economic and social backgrounds and sexualities, covering a wide range of issues. I belong to and am accredited by the Counselling Society, Hypnotherapy Society.
Each client is treated as unique and individual and my clients include individuals of all ages. The type of situations that individuals come to me include:-
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Relationship Issues
- Panic Disorder
- Feeling sad
- Family Issues
- Separation and divorce
- Affairs and betrayals
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Postnatal depression
- Anger Management
- Bereavement, Loss and Grief
- Low Self Esteem
- Lack of Confidence
- Work related stress and anxiety
Please call on 07809 124786 or email me today, I look forward to hearing from you.
A free telephone discovery consultation is offered to ensure you find the right therapist.
Sessions can be face to face, Zoom/What's App/Skype/FaceTime and Telephone sessions.
Day, early evening and Saturday appointments available.
Training, qualifications & experience
The National Hypnotherapy Society Diploma MNCS (Acc) Membership KB00P04-2
The National Counselling Society Diploma MNCS (Acc) Membership KB00P04-2
Wellbeing Coach (Lifecoach)- Diploma from Institute of Leadership & Management
Yoga Teacher Training (200hr) - Yoga Alliance
Master of Arts (MA)
Bachelor of Hons (BA) University of Kent
Certificate (Level 3) Teaching in the Lifelong learning sector
Certificate Phototherapy University of Derby
The Chrysalis Effect Practitioner (Diploma) ME, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia
The Hypnotic Gastric Band Certificate
Understanding People Certificate University of Kent
Hypnotherapy for weight loss
Transactional Analysis 101
Child Protection In Education - Educare
The Pevent Duty - Educare
An Induction to Boarding - Educare
Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice
'We are all body psychotherapists: a day with Nick Totton'
'Only Connect: Building effective relationships with young people in therapy'
Adult Mental Health First Aid
Young People Mental Health First Aid
Working In Private Practise
Transference in the therapeutic setting
Like all professionals in the twenty-first Century, I maintain my knowledge with ongoing professional development.
I have also enjoyed working with the charity Homestart, working with young people and parents facilitating a series of creative and photographic therapeutic workshops. I also hold a City & Guilds Certificate in training adults and young people in the life long learning sector. I have also volunteered as a Mentor for Networking for Girls and Holding Space working with families and their mental health needs.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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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
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
If light, noise and highly charged situations make you feel depleted, then there is a possibility that your personality may have traits of 'the highly sensitive person'. This is where an individual is hyper aware of changes in their environment. It is not a mental health condition, but may lead on to feelings of overwhelm, anxiety and depression.
The development of Chronic Fatigue, M.E. or Fibromalgia
If the stress becomes chronic it can result in the individual having physical symptoms that are consistent with Chronic Fatigue, M.E. or Fibromalgia. These conditions have very real physical ailments. By addressing the underlying causes and the repeated anxious cycle of thoughts, the recoverer can begin to make drastic changes with their health, both physically and emotionally.
Holistic Package of Support to relieve habits – Over eating/Alcohol/Smoking
The Art of Wellbeing works in a unique way in Kent and Sussex to create a holistic package of care that supports overall health. Together we will look at the underlying cause to your habit(s), whether that is over-eating, drinking too much alcohol or smoking.
Weight Management/Weight Loss
Why not try the hypnotic gastric band? According to Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D, on average people who chronically suffer from stress have an average weight gain of over 30lbs!.
Concessions offered for
Initial telephone discovery consultation: Free
One hour - £60 per session.
A bundle of six sessions with the seventh session free.
Reduced fees are available for children, students. Adults may qualify for 'The Alison Lavington Foundation' support grant.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your particular requirements.
Sessions can be face to face, via 'Zoom', What's App', 'Skype', 'FaceTime' or telephone.
Call on 07809 124786 or email me today to find out which package of care is right for you.
From 8am - 6pm. Evening and weekend appointments available.
Skype, FaceTime & Telephone consultations
These consultations are flexible to fit around your busy schedule and can be arranged early in the morning, evenings or weekends.
Consultations – Always confidential & non-judgemental
The journey to wellbeing consultations can be face to face on a short and/or long term basis. Some clients prefer support through ‘Skype’ or telephone consultations. Consultations generally last for one hour.
Where it is appropriate, the Art of Wellbeing always works alongside G.P.s and consultants and is complementary to traditional medicine and is not to be considered an ‘alternative’ to it.