Hi there, it's good to have you here. Please take a look around this website and if you have any questions, please just ask.
You are likely here because you or someone you care about are going through a difficult time and you want to explore ways to work through those challenges and ultimately, feel better and function better.
Seeking out therapy can be a heady mix of anxiety, anticipation, doubt and even excitement. You may find you have a lot of questions or you may not know where to start or what you are looking for.
Questions may include: Will I be safe? Will I be judged? Will it be confidential? What happens during counselling? What can I expect? How much does it cost? How do I find the right Counsellor for me?
These are all important questions and I am happy to talk through any you might have. To facilitate this, I offer a free 20-minute consultation over the telephone or via video call.
A little about me.
I am a Professional Fully Qualified Counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy with a broad range of experience working with a local Counselling Charity alongside my Private Practice.
My approach is to build a relationship of trust, acceptance and hope as we work together to explore the difficulties you are facing and find ways to heal and move forward. Good therapy means having your problems, no matter how big or how small, met with compassion and respect.
Online, telephone or e-mail counselling provides a safe, confidential space to explore and work through issues that are causing you pain, sadness, stress or are simply holding you back.
Whether you are facing an immediate crisis, fearing for the future or are carrying heavy burdens from the past, we will process these difficulties together, and through the relationship we build, and the therapeutic work that we do, look to facilitate change.
In addition to the different ways I work (more about that can be found under the tab above labelled 'Services & Pricing') I know from experience that simply being heard, without agenda, without pre-conceptions and without judgement can be a profoundly powerful experience.
The relationship that we build is the foundation of the work that we will do together and as such, finding a therapist that you feel comfortable with - that is the right 'fit’, is essential. I want all of my Clients to have that experience and that is why I invite you to a have an initial get together to get a feel for what our sessions would be like. I have a wonderful network of fellow Counsellors that I can refer you to if you decide that I am not the right Counsellor for you.
Do get in touch and book your consultation by calling:
07496 936359 or by emailing me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their code of ethics.
I hold a Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling as well as certificates, levels 2 & 3, Counselling Skills and Studies. As part of my Diploma training, I was required to have 30+ hours of personal therapy - I think it's important to mention this as I believe it to be of great importance in understanding the therapeutic process and coming to know myself better.
By choice, I continue to have regular counselling and I value it enormously.
Alongside my Private Practice, I work counselling adult clients for a local counselling charity.
I also trained with Place2Be in London, a children’s mental health charity who work with pupils, families and staff in UK schools and worked with them in Kent as Volunteer Counsellor.
I have nine years experience working with children in schools as a Teaching Assistant and experience working with children's social and emotional needs. I am trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.
Anxiety, nervousness, fear, panic attacks and OCD.
Anger-management, be that through trauma, abuse or an unknown troubling reaction in times of stress.
Grief and loss: of loved ones, friends, a career, your health, or a life you feel you no longer have.
Depression, low mood, feeling without hope or motivation.
Divorce, problem relationships, family tensions or loneliness.
Low Self-Esteem, self-worth or a lack of identity.
Problematic coping mechanism such as excessive drinking and over-eating.
Trauma, abuse and domestic violence.
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