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About me and my therapy practice
Do you feel that life’s stresses, anxieties, and difficulties are weighing you down?
Working with me, you will explore what is getting you stuck in life so you can discover, heal, and grow. I offer support in an empathetic, non-judgemental way. I have experience helping those with a wide range of issues in a safe therapeutic space, allowing you to explore your inner strengths and resources, building on these to improve your well-being and self-growth.
Having received counselling myself, I know that going into counselling can take courage, so I will try my best to put you at ease and assist you through the process. Whether you choose to meet me online, in my garden room or outside in nature, you will have a confidential space to talk about concerns and problems.
I have worked as a senior leader of a mental health and family wellbeing charity since 2015, where I have overseen the development of digital resources for families affected by eating disorders, separation, and imprisonment. Before counselling, I was a lecturer and have taught in further, higher, and adult education in the UK and overseas.
My formal education: BA (hons) Social Sciences, Msc Marketing, Post-Graduate Certificate in Education and BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling (for which I achieved a distinction). I have also attended Continuous Professional Development courses in Domestic Violence and Coercive Control, working with Autism, Disordered Eating, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Relational Depth and Building Resilience in Children and Young People.
I offer integrative therapy, which combines person-centred, cognitive and psychodynamic approaches. Our sessions are uniquely tailored to you by looking at the present, which can lead to looking at your history and linking it to current concerns and making plans for your future.
I provide a nurturing space to speak openly, navigate challenges and reconnect with your true self.
In our work together, I help you find inner harmony, healthy relationships and greater meaning in life.
I offer 1-1 therapeutic sessions in a space and at a pace that is comfortable for you; choose from sitting in a relaxing private garden room, remotely via video or walking outside and connecting with nature.
I offer counselling from my home in Tunbridge Wells, which is 15-minute walk from the town centre and train station and very close to most of the secondary schools in the area. My therapy space is in a private room at the bottom of my garden, surrounded by trees and the sound of birds.
I also offer sessions online via Teams video conferencing for those who are unable or prefer not to travel and meet me in person. Requirements for this type of therapy are reliable access to the internet and access to a quiet private space where you feel comfortable talking. This may suit you if you have a busy schedule, cutting out travelling to and from therapy or if you are not located in an area near me. If the technology isn’t familiar to you, I can help you with the setup, and will also offer guidance on how to get the best from online therapy. I do not offer phone counselling, as I feel being able to see one another’s faces is an important aspect of effective therapeutic communication.
Out in nature
For those interested in combining nature with counselling, I offer walk and talk therapy in a private park or a wooded area, both within 5 minutes’ walk from my home.
My first session
Choosing a counsellor can be daunting and it is important that you feel comfortable with who you choose to work with. That’s why I offer a FREE 15-minute introductory session.
This is an opportunity for you to share what you are hoping to get from your counselling experience and for me to answer any questions you might have. You can then decide if you would like to start your well-being journey with me.
If we then agree to work with each other, we will meet weekly on the same day and time in a way that suits you; in my garden room, out in nature or online.
To arrange a free session, please contact me by emailing email@example.com or completing a quick enquiry form on my website www.open space-counselling.com
All sessions are confidential, and information will not be disclosed to a third party unless I feel your safety or those around you is at risk. I will always consult with you first should this be the case.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Neurodiversity, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Cognitive, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work