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About me and my therapy practice
After years of working in a corporate sales environment, I experienced a decline in my own mental health which led me on a journey to seek out a more fulfilling and purposeful path in life. My own experience of personal therapy played an important part in helping me discover my own potential as a counsellor, and so I began my training...
I hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from a BACP accredited college.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), the largest professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK. My practice complies with the BACP’s stringent ethical and professional guidelines. I have full DBS (CRB) certification, professional indemnity insurance and clinical supervision.
I have a dedicated therapy room at my home near Dartford in Kent, as well as offering outdoor, garden based therapy in a picturesque and peaceful setting.
In addition to my private practice I also work for a community mental health provider where I work with clients who have long term severe mental illness. I also have experience working as an independent mental health advocate and occupational therapy.
I can help clients with a broad range of issues but I have particular experience in the areas below:
Training & qualifications
I trained at Inter-psyche Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Services, which is part of Kent and Medway NHS Trust, through my training I have gained the following qualifications.
Diploma in integrative counselling.
Certificate in counselling skills.
As part of my training, I gained experience working as part of the team at North Kent Mind as a low-cost volunteer counsellor.
Through my personal and professional experience, I feel I can build a trusting relationship focussing on a person-centred approach, tailored to empower the individual. I use an integrative approach in my counselling which means I use a some or all of the humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive, and existential models to be most effective for my clients.
Please contact me for a free initial consultation and assessment by phone.
My first session
I offer an initial telephone assessment session free of charge for new/prospective clients. Please contact me to arrange this.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Cognitive, Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited