Welcome to my profile. I am a humanistic counsellor offering a safe place to talk through your personal problems and feelings. The type of Counselling offered is tailored to suit your individual needs. This can be discussed in your first meeting with me. You may find it easier to talk or you may find it easier to express how you feel working in a therapeutic way.
I have worked in many fields of nursing, including the mental health field, on and off for over thirty years.
My nursing includes hospice work. I worked as a care worker and a counsellor within the Hospice field.
In a secondary school I worked as a counsellor.
I am currently a student mentor. I support teenagers with many issues. These include, self harm, family issues, adolescent problems, low self esteem, anger and behavioural issues. I also work with teenagers suffering stress from exams, and revision stress. I help the students to find revision techniques to suit them which reduces their stress.
I find working with Teenagers enjoyable and rewarding. If a teenager finds it hard to talk, I have found the talking and drawing technique really affective as a starting point.
If you have not had Counselling, or are unsure about the benefits of counselling and how it works, I will explain and answer questions you may have. It can feel very scary. I hope to help you feel at ease and support you through your therapy sessions. Counselling is an empowering experience and I look forward to supporting you while you work through your feelings and move forward.
I can also help you with coping strategies to help you manage your thoughts, feelings and actions that may be hard for you to manage.
A counsellor does not tell you what to do.
A counsellor can help you get your life back on track and to help you feel in control and empowered.
We all have the power to heal ourselves from within. A counsellor guides you to find your own power to manage yourself and the situations around you .
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced diploma in Humanistic Counselling
Hospice Bereavement Training
I also have experience working with Mental Health Patients.
Teenage issues within a Secondary School.
I use talking and drawing therapy for teenagers who may find eye contact difficult or just don't know where to start with their counselling journey.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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
I am available for Weekday Evening appointments. Saturday daytime appointments. In the School holidays I have day time appointments available. I can also provide phone counselling sessions.
I work in the Maidstone area. Easy parking.
I have Day time, Evening and Saturday appointments available.
Please call me for an appointment or any information.