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About me and my therapy practice
I am a fully qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and trauma therapist based in Orpington, Kent. My specialism is on the impacts of trauma, from events such as childhood neglect, childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault and rape, domestic and emotional abuse, accidents, violence, serious illness, and financial trauma (redundancy and bankruptcy). But I work with clients with many other life challenges and emotional difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, OCD behaviours, PTSD, self-harm, and eating issues.
I work in an integrative way, which as the name suggests is a combined approach that brings together different elements of specific therapies. Each person deserves to be considered as an individual with a unique set of problems, and counselling techniques need to be tailored to your personal needs and circumstances.
I understand the courage it requires to take the first step and seek help. But I also know that it is possible to find a way through challenging personal issues and lead a happier and more productive life, with more meaningful relationships and less emotional instability.
I will actively listen and offer you my skills, time and understanding to talk about your issues, with the aim of reducing negative feelings and confusion and increasing your ability to cope with challenges and make positive changes to your life.
It is important that the therapeutic relationship is one of trust and respect. I will be impartial and non-judgemental, providing a safe and confidential environment for you to explore and make sense of who you are, your life and your experiences. My role as a counsellor is to support you to explore your thought and behaviour patterns, and this may involve gently challenging your beliefs and thought processes in order to help you see things from different perspectives.
I am registered to provide counselling and psychotherapy services with a number of private health insurance companies, including Aviva, Axa, Cigna, Vitality and WPA.
Therapy sessions are 50 minutes long and are usually booked at the same time each week for the duration of therapy.
Therapy is open-ended and therefore there is no limit to the number of sessions. Regular reviews are undertaken to assess how the client is progressing.
Individual sessions are available at my private practice in Orpington, Kent. I work from a safe and confidential garden office room and there is ample private parking on site. It is easily accessible from towns close by, including Bromley, Chislehurst, Petts Wood, Beckenham, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge.
If you are unable to make face-to-face sessions, it is possible to have online therapy via Zoom instead. This means I am able to see clients located anywhere in the UK.
I am a Certified Online Counsellor.
Please note that I do not offer telephone or text sessions.
Please note that I have a 48-hour notice cancellation policy otherwise the full fee is charged.
My fees are renewed annually.
My first session
If you are considering therapy and would like to speak to me about this, please contact me.
I offer a free of charge initial online assessment of up to 30 minutes via Zoom or WhatsApp video to discuss your counselling requirements and expectations. This gives you the opportunity to meet me, to establish whether my skills are a good match for your particular issues, and to see how we both feel about working together.
If we agree that the fit seems right, we can commence therapy sessions. Before the first session I will send you a counselling agreement that you can read through and return to me. This outlines information around confidentiality and working safely, and payment details. If there are any questions regarding the agreement, you can let me know before we start.
In the first session together you can give me a more detailed understanding of your current issues and we can agree what your goals are and what you would like to look at together first. We will undertake regular reviews throughout our work to see how things are going and whether your needs have changed.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited