- Phone number
- 07578 238565
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Choosing a Counsellor can be a difficult process therefore I believe that it is important to have some knowledge of your chosen therapist’s theoretical background and working methods.
My working method is integrative which means I adopt more than one theoretical approach but predominately incorporates Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural techniques. Person Centred is a non authoritative, non judgemental approach to Counselling which gives an individual a safe environment to talk freely, adjust negative self concepts and subsequently overcome ‘blocks’ which may hinder or prevent emotional fulfilment. Cognitive Behavioural techniques involve identifying and changing unhelpful patterns of thinking which can often both trigger and maintain psychological and emotional distress.
For approximately 7 years I have worked with NHS patients at both GP surgeries and primary care health centres across Kent. I am able to offer short or long term therapy according to the wishes and needs of the individual client. I am aware that owing to employment commitments it can often be difficult for individuals to attend daytime sessions, therefore I can offer evening and weekend (Saturday) appointments subject to availability. I am also able to offer concessionary rates for student counsellors in training.
A first or initial session would be an opportunity for you to discuss your needs and expectations from therapy. I also feel that it is an important opportunity to decide whether you feel that your chosen therapist is suitable for you and that you would feel comfortable working together.
I am experienced at working with a diverse range of emotional and psychological problems including, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, loss, and the emotional consequences of psychological abuse. I also have training and experience of working with survivors of both adult and childhood rape, sexual abuse and childhood neglect.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Loss, Men's issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work