- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
I currently have day time and evening, face to face sessions available in Maidstone.
*Telephone sessions available if appropriate.
(Pro bono work considered).
(Concessionary rates for counselling students).
About me and my therapy practice
I am an Accredited member of the BACP and an experienced Person-Centred Humanistic counsellor, offering trauma focused therapy sessions.
How would it be to have your voice heard, understood and considered? Sometimes the relief of just being able to express how we really feel, can be a lifeline!
Would you like to reduce judging and second guessing yourself?
Want to be a little more comfortable in decision making?
Could life be easier if you could find a way to set healthy boundaries?
Would you like to try to understand, what sometimes holds you back in life?
Do you want to begin growing in confidence and resilience?
These counselling sessions would give you a space where you are not rushed, judged or pressured. A space where your thoughts and feelings are heard, valued and explored with respect.
You will have the chance to find some self-acceptance and ways to be kinder to yourself. An awareness of how you got to where you are, and what you would like next.
We would form a bespoke therapy plan for you.
I offer trauma informed counselling for general mind maintenance impacts of past/present experiences. Relationship difficulties, changes to health, work and to build internal resources for the life you hope to have.
I counsel people 18 and over, experiencing many things - Bereavement/grief/loss, relationship difficulties, complex trauma, crime related violence/rape, domestic/other abuse, (PTSD & resulting symptoms) depression, anxiety, guilt/shame and those managing life limiting/changing conditions (patients, family members and carers).
I have solid counselling experience of working with various health conditions and people with slight to moderate neurodiversity. I trained/worked within a hospice setting for some years and I provide sessions for a valued Kent based charity, offering specialist complex trauma counselling.
I offer a free 15-minute telephone call. If counselling is your next step, I would welcome a conversation with you.
Taking steps to start counselling sessions can be hard at times. I will take time to listen empathically and carefully to you, to gain a real sense of your experiences, concerns and goals. This helps me to tailor the sessions to your needs and pace.
In sessions, I expand on the pure Person-Centred approach, to use elements such as Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Existentialism and Creative therapy, because sometimes it is difficult to put words to difficult thoughts and feelings.
I offer one to one, face to face (*or if appropriate telephone sessions) with regular reviews, to promote good outcomes, shared awareness and to strengthen our sessions.
There is a chance to increase self-worth and to gain useful tools, to sustain you, as you work through to your goals, and beyond our time together.
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person Centred Humanistic).
Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP -Accred)
Registered with The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
Enhanced (DBS) Disclosure & Barring Service certified.
ASIST Trained - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trained.
I offer face to face counselling sessions to people 18 years old and over. In a calm spacious room, with easy motorway access and transport links to surrounding areas.
(Tel sessions if appropriate with agreement).
Sessions last up to 60 minutes.
My first session
I would welcome any questions you might have about counselling sessions.
Please feel free to request a free initial (15 minute) Tel conversation.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Loss, Neurodiversity, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Person centred, Psychosynthesis, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy