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Corona Virus – Clearview Counselling Gravesend, Continuing to Support You
Anxieties are heightened at present, but they will likely be worse if you have experienced a traumatic event that is linking to the current Covid 19 crisis.
If you were trapped indoors for some reason, maybe a temporary health condition or perhaps due to an abusive relationship where you were kept in the house, the current limitations will switch on your Amygdala (the fear centre in our brain which activates the fight/flight/freeze response) warning you of danger.
If you suffered a near death illness or have lost a loved one to sickness, again this current crisis will activate your brains fear centre, alerting you to danger.
The very real threat to our lives, the uncertainty of everything and the use of phrases such as distancing, isolation and lock down will evoke powerful emotional responses so now more you need support. My front door may have to remain closed for the time being but my phone remains switched on and my in box and online sessions remain firmly open!
About me and my therapy practice
I specialise in helping adults impacted by trauma recover from their adversity and live life again. I will help you to live in the 'here and now' rather than being stuck in the 'there and then'.
Trauma comes in many guises. Perhaps you have been affected by emotional abuse, domestic violence, childhood bullying, physical abuse, sexual abuse or maybe you have been traumatised by a single event such as an accident or a difficult ending of some kind. You may have been traumatised vicariously by witnessing something distressing. Whatever your experience and whether your trauma is recent, ongoing or historical - you've come to the right place.
Trauma often leads to anxiety and depression. It brings with it feelings such as shame, embarrassment, confusion and powerlessness. Flashbacks, nightmares and fragmented memory recall are commonplace as is hyper vigilance (constantly looking over your shoulder) and panic attacks which can leave us feeling isolated, powerless and unable to cope with life – existing rather than living.
What would it feel like to sit in a room with someone who has experienced trauma first hand and understands it? Who, in a calm, confidential space will help you to make sense of your turmoil and alleviate your symptoms. I am proud to say I have worked successfully with many clients, helping them through their trauma. By educating, supporting and empowering them they have been unable to untangle what was happening and change what was holding them back. My own experience of being helped by therapy inspired me to train as a counsellor. Now let me help you.
Inter-Psyche Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Trust - Inter-Psyche: Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Online Counselling Services and Training - OCST 1 Online Counselling Skills Diploma
My first session
Our initial consultation will involve getting some basic background information on your presenting issue after which time we'll explore what you want to achieve from our work together.
We will discuss your present state, exploring what you want to stop/get rid of and then discuss what you would like your outcome state to look like and what it will be like when you get there. This gives us your goals for therapy ensuring you get best value from your investment in yourself.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling