I became a Counsellor as I love helping people and seeing them develop personally and find healing and freedom. I offer one to one therapeutic counselling for adults in Maidstone and surrounding areas.
I provide a safe, professional and confidential service, offering an understanding, empathic and non-judgemental approach. It can be very freeing for you to talk about your innermost life, whilst being accepted just as you are.
My approach is integrative, combining elements of different therapies. I will not give advice, but encourage you to talk and help support you in your journey of personal development by gaining your own insights and understanding in a safe and confidential environment. Each person’s therapy will differ and be tailored to your individual needs.
Counselling is a worthwhile investment in you, with many benefits including gaining a greater self-awareness and understanding of yourself and others, thus reflecting in your relationships. It can help you to move on from issues that you feel may be holding you back and impacting your life negatively, improve self-esteem, confidence and feeling better about who you are. It can help with practically addressing problems, finding solutions and strategies to improve your life. Along with helping with a vast range of psychological and emotional matters. Ultimately, affecting the whole person and improving your well-being.
The relationship between therapist and client is key, so it is important you and I feel happy working together. In our first session, there will be opportunity to discuss what your hopes are from counselling and to ask any questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Dip. Couns) and have trained for four years in the following therapeutic approaches: Person Centred, Gestalt, Psychosynthesis and Transactional Analysis (TA), Psychoanalysis. I have further trained in CBT, Trauma, Attachments, Shame & Separation, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Personality Disorders, Schizoid, Rewind Technique, Suicide Prevention.
I have previously worked as a counsellor at Crossline Christian Counselling and Eastgate Church. I currently work in private practice and also with a charity working with those homeless, in addiction, disadvantaged, isolated and in crisis. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am committed to working within the BACP’s ethical framework for good practice. I have a current DBS check.
I have trained and practiced for many years in Bethel Sozo and Restoring the Foundations, both are inner healing and deliverance ministries.
I have regular clinical supervision.
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
Fees are £50.00 payable at each session by cash or BACS.
Please see my website www.kingswaycounselling.co.uk for more information.