Natalie Edwards-Moss, Dip. Couns. MBACP
I am a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor. I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and I abide by their Ethical Framework.
I often work with anxiety, anger and sadness based around issues concerning loss and/or relationship problems with friends, family, teachers or work colleagues.
Underlying my theoretical approach is a belief in autonomy and the tendency towards growth and the possibility of change. These are the hallmarks of the humanistic tradition, and whilst I occasionally draw from psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural approaches, I do so from a philosophically person centered standpoint. The most important aspects are that the counselling is guided by you, the client, and that I facilitate a therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor built on mutual respect, trust and clear boundaries.
I am qualified to work with children and young people, having provided counselling services throughout Kent within schools and via the NHS, where I see a diverse mix of clients ranging in age from 6 years upwards.
I also specialise in working with Carers as I have direct experience of being a carer and understand and appreciate the stresses and strains caring for someone with a physical or mental health problem can involve.
I also practice Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and use elements of these techniques to help my clients.
How Counselling Works
Usually I meet clients for an initial session where we find out a bit more about each other before starting counselling. It's important that you feel I'm the right counsellor for you and that you know what to expect.
To get the most out of your counselling, sessions should be regular, once a week preferably, for an open ended period. However, a more short term approach can be agreed upon at our initial meeting. Clients normally find a review of the working relationship at around the 6 and 12 session stages allows them to reflect upon how the therapy is working out for them.
Confidentiality is a very important element of counselling and I will discuss aspects of this with you at our initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Canterbury College and qualified as a counsellor in 2017, having subsequently gained an additional Level 6 Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People.
I also work with other therapists, mental health professionals and trainees. I undertake regular CPD, including Child Protection Training with Kent County Council for School Counsellors.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Work-related stress
The rate is £40 for a 50 min session, with some concessions. The initial assessment meeting can be for half an hour and is £20.
I also have experience of counselling the elderly, including those with dementia, having participated in a counselling scheme that ran throughout a number of care homes in Kent.
AS A PRACTISING COUNSELLOR I HAVE REGULAR SUPERVISION AND UNDERTAKE CPD (CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.) I ALSO HAVE A CURRENT ENHANCED DBS CERTIFICATE AND HOLD PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY INSURANCE.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I can also see clients from the Hythe/Folkestone area at Halcyon Days in Hythe, if that is more convenient.
I am currently available to see clients in either Ashford or Hythe Monday to Friday day times, and some evenings.
Types of client
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