Hello, thank you for looking at my profile page.
Taking this first step and looking for a counsellor can be a very daunting experience and it's important you find the right counsellor for you. Counselling can enhance your life and be an enlightening and enjoyable experience.
I run my own private practice, seeing clients from two locations, one in Maidstone town centre for day time appointments and the other in Boxley for evening appointments.
I believe that at some point in our lives, we would all benefit from some counselling to get us back on track.
I work as a humanistic / person-centred counsellor and use aspects of other psychological approaches such as CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy). I am aware that we are all different so I adapt my approach to best suit you, my client.
I understand that sometimes it's difficult to talk about our worries and fears so I can work creatively which can help you to explore your feelings in a different way.
I work in friendly, down to earth and compassionate way which builds a trusting therapeutic relationship and provides a warm, safe, respectful and non-judgemental environment for you to explore and express your feelings and emotions.
Counselling is a unique and individual experience which can enhance your life, it helps you to understand, be kind and begin to like yourself, allowing you to grow as a person and accept who you are.
I support both adults and young people with issues such as; anxiety, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, bereavement, gender identity, self-harm, relationship problems, eating disorders including obesity and many other problems that impact on us all.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered member of the BACP - British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
ABC Certificate in Counselling Skills
ABC introduction to Counselling
Training in CBT & Psychopathology of Obesity - (Bariatric Consultancy)
Experience of working with an obese client group and the psychological issues attached to eating.
Experience of working with young people in a college environment.
2 years working as an IAPT Employment Advisor (increasing access into psychological issues) - supporting individuals experiencing stress, anxiety and/or depression to maintain their employment.
Corporate counselling services - working with employers supporting staff with difficulties they may be experiencing inside and outside of the workplace.
I currently undertake sessional work as an IAPT Psychological Therapist for Thinkaction.
Running my own private practice.
Prior to my counselling career, I worked for 15 years as a Human Resources Consultant for a local charitable organisation who support individuals with mental health and learning disabilities.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£40 for a 50 minute session for one to one counselling.
Our first session will be an assessment where we can discuss and decide if we both believe that we can work together effectively.
I offer reduced rates in times of hardship, for students and trainee counsellors so please do ask.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon & Tuesday between 10am - 3pm Mon & Tues evenings - last appointment 7pm
Types of client