32-34 St. Johns Road
Having had personal experience of mental health issues, I understand that some people may feel daunted and worried in taking the first step in contacting a counsellor for help. Problems can arise from anywhere, family issues, fears, stress, health troubles, genetic issues (eg, bipolar), grief ... the list is endless as to what can cause us to struggle with life, causing depression, anxiety, stress, rages, withdrawal from normal life ... Sometimes it can help to have someone there who can untangle the troubles and help you move forward.
I have been trained in Integrative Counselling, which basically means that I have a number of different counselling approaches in my 'toolkit' which I can use - I don't feel that one approach will suit all clients and often use different approaches with each client. I have had counselling experience within the IAPT service, Sevenoaks Mind, a secondary school and in private practice. I am a member of the BACP (the counselling professional body) which means there are strict guidelines as to how I work with my clients. I also am fully insured for my work.
I have experience in many areas - depression, anxiety, PTSD, food issues, self worth, grief, personality disorders, historical abuse, medical issues, and many more...
I have a particular interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder and the effects on both the person with ASD and their families affected by it.
I have also trained in Mindfulness and so am able to offer techniques in the session, as well as offering specific sessions devoted to the techniques.
I am able to see clients in either Orpington, Kent or in Sevenoaks, Kent.
I can also present talks and workshops on mental health and mindfulness to groups.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
Worked for 4 years as a counsellor in schools, charity sector and private company.
I am experienced to deal with a wide range of issues, but my particular interests are in depression, anxiety and people affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and similar (either the ASD person themselves or family members affected by it)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Existential therapy
- Human Givens psychotherapy
- Humanistic therapies
Initial assessment session - £35
£40-45 per hour thereafter.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday daytimes and some evenings. Please enquire.
Types of client