I remember how daunting I found it when I first needed a counsellor. I was trying to hold down a full time job, bring up my family and going through relationship issues. Finding the time to even look for a counsellor seemed a difficult enough task.
That is why I value the counselling relationship and ensure that each of my clients feels supported and safe throughout their counselling experience with me. I know that each of you will have questioned your decision to see me many times before we have even met.
I am a registered member of the BACP and work in an integrative way. This means I can offer a wide range of services including working with clients experiencing many life events and emotions including depression, anxiety, low mood, anger, self esteem, bereavement. I also hold a Life Coach qualification which enables me to help clients to move forward and form achievable goals.
If you are interested in Coaching get in touch and we can discuss a bespoke package designed specifically for you. An example would be a package which allows you to reignite your passion for life, to reclaim your power and for you to work towards anything that is meaningful to you.
A typical Coaching package is 4, 8 or 12 months long as we redesign whatever areas you feel we need to look at. Unlike counselling, as a coaching client you have email access to me as often as you need between sessions and you are able to have short ten to fifteen minute calls between sessions if you need guidance.
Mindfulness based CBT one to one 8 week course
This weekly course teaches you Mindfulness techniques that you can continue to use in daily life including how negative automatic thoughts can often determine how we react to situations and how our mood determines the actions we take. As it is not a group course I tailor it specifically to your needs
As the course is linked to CBT it costs £40 per week.
I run monthly Mindfulness/Meditation groups and I offer individual sessions for anyone who wants to learn more about how to incorporate Mindfulness and Meditation into their every day life.
I am also a qualified hypnotherapist and I combine this with counselling if appropriate.
I currently run two courses.
6 week one to one course for manifesting the future that you desire.
This is aimed at individuals who may feel that there are too many outside demands on them. They have lost their way and want to learn new skills to help them to work towards a desired outcome.
7 week one to one course to improve confidence and self esteem.
This course is aimed at individuals who do not necessarily feel that they require counselling, but want to learn confidence building techniques and skills that they can carry forward in their every day life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over twelve years experience working within the Probation service. This has involved working with clients from wide ranging backgrounds and also their families. I have seen how an individual's behaviour affects not only them but also the people that are close to them. I have also worked with victims of crime and abuse.
I have worked extensively in the areas of anxiety, mental health, domestic abuse and addictions. I have experience of working with people who are struggling within their relationships. I appreciate how anxiety disorders can make us feel isolated from our friends and families..
I have worked with people suffering from trauma and PTSD.
I combine counselling and hypnotherapy if appropriate as this can be very effective especially when people are struggling to verbalise trauma.
I use Coaching for people who have not necessarily faced trauma but have reached a point in life where they feel stuck or that they are not living a life true to themselves.
I have previously worked as a counsellor within an NHS GP surgery
I regularly attend CPD training events and courses to ensure my skills and knowledge remain up to date.
My Qualifications include:
Diploma in Integrated Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Diploma in hypnotherapy and Coaching
Level 4 NVQ Information Advice and Guidance
Level 3 NVQ Community Justice
University of Newcastle Life Coaching Qualification
Meditation teacher qualification
My training includes:
TLC training -Tender Loving Care at the end of life
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
7 week one to one course to improve confidence and self esteem
6 week one to one course to manifest the future that you desire
I work from Axtane Health Practice in Longfield and the Revitalize Clinic in Gravesend where my hours are flexible and include evenings and weekends. Both practices are easy to find and discreet with parking facilities close by.
I offer telephone and online counselling and coaching which many people find beneficial.
Counselling fees at Longfield are £40 for a full hour. I also offer coaching packages which are designed specifically for you where we work on areas that you wish to dive deeper into.
I offer reduced fees at Longfield for people from low income households, students and counselling students. These are available online or from the Longfield practice.
I run the following courses
6 week one to one course - Reclaiming my Power
7 week one to one course to improve confidence and self esteem.
Each session builds on what has been completed from the previous week and is one hour long. Fees will be £40 per session. Both courses have the option, on completion of the course, of booking monthly appointments to review progress and any areas that are of current concern. These sessions will also be one hour long and the fee will be £40 per session.
If I do not answer my phone when you call, please leave your name and a contact number and I will call you as soon as I can.