I am an Integrative counsellor which means quite simply that I am trained in a number of different approaches and so we are not restricted in how we work and can choose the best approach to suit your needs. The approaches I am trained in are Person Centred, CBT, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis and Solution Focused although my main approach is relational. Its all about the relationship with me.
What Can I expect from Counselling?
Together we will build a relationship with a view to reducing any emotional suffering whether it be making a decision or developing coping skills, reaching a goal, empowering or supporting you. Counselling can help you make a positive change to your life.
What happens next?
I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation in which you can see how we get along, discuss your needs and ask any questions you may have. I can promise you, you will receive a warm reception but if you feel unable to do this you can make your initial contact by email. We will discuss a suitable location and time slot for you and the counselling will begin. Your sessions will be weekly and will last for 50 minutes. These will normally be made for the same time each week and after your first session we will agree on how many sessions will be needed.
I am a fully qualified NHS Trained (BACP) registered integrative counsellor.
I have extensive counselling experience gained in a number of settings. As well as my private practice I have worked in Doctors Surgeries for the NHS, primary and secondary schools supporting children/parents and staff . I also have a wealth of personal experience to draw from and am a Partner, Mother and step mother.
Diploma in Counselling - Open college 2008
Diploma in Integrative Counselling - Kent & Medway NHS 2012
Working therapeutically with couples certificate
Psychology and neuroscience of Children and Teenagers
Safe guarding children
Couple therapy Kent
I also work in local schools providing support to students and staff surrounding academic pressure and a range of emotional difficulties.
Providing training for staff and workshops