St George's Place
I am an integrative counsellor working from Erskine's approach - which at its core is person centred.
Working creatively and uniquely with my clients is, I believe, vitally important. You come with your own individual experience and ways of being, and with your own new path to forge. My job is to attune to you to really try and understand you and then support you on your path to a better place. I deeply believe that you have the understanding and solutions within you and my role is to help you find them - in a gentle way.
The relationship and trust between us is key - which is why I offer a free initial consultation for you to meet me and me you before you commit to seeing me as your counsellor.
Entering counselling is an important and serious choice. We will meet regularly to work together, and will mean that some difficult things may have to be faced. But there is certainly plenty of joy to be shared along the way too. I see counselling as an inner adventure - to find the real you. It can be wonderfully liberating!
I am nearly 60 and so have a wealth of my own life experiences that have brought me to this place in time. It is a deep privilege to work with my clients and love my work. Each client teaches me new things.
Recently, I have produced a set of Lovelli Therapy Cards which I work with as well as other images. I also run workshops with therapists to explore how images can be used with clients. It can be very powerful, so we have to be gentle and sensitive in this work.
Venue - I work in the centre of Canterbury, in a delightful and comfortable room that a small group of us (Turquoise Counselling Collective) rent from the Baptist Church. Please note - We are not part of the church.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (ABC)
Twenty + years of experience working with Re-evaluation Counselling.
I have worked with numerous clients with a variety of presenting issues - but I see every person as unique and often find that what a person comes with is often not what they eventually decide to work on. We are all complex and unravelling is a huge part of the process.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I particularly work with images and creative activities.
Photos & videos
£35 per session
Free initial meeting to work out if you feel you can work with me and that I feel competent to work with you and your issues.
If I feel that my experience doesn't match your situation, I will signpost you to a therapist who I feel has the experience.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Potentially, I am available both during the day and evenings. It does depend on the availability of the room I use though but I have encountered very few problems with this.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|