I am a qualified counsellor and a Registered, Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. As a member of the BACP, I practice in accordance with their ethical framework for good, sound practice.
My counselling approach is based on the humanistic model of counselling with my main focus coming from person-centred philosophy which means I recognise each client as a unique individual capable of personal choice and growth. I offer my clients a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment in which to explore and reflect on their issues and concerns. With this therapeutic approach, a working relationship evolves which is based on respect and trust for the client and offers both a gentle and sometimes challenging way to work, but above all it is about you, the client and your concerns.
I have additional training in CBT, systemic, solution-focused and creative approaches to counselling and use my training and experience to adapt my counselling style to suit the needs of each client. Sometimes we may talk about feelings and how they affect your thoughts and actions; we may talk more about solutions to problems and how to make changes in your life; we may look at ways of challenging your thought patterns and expectations, most importantly though it is about you and helping to resolve your problems.
I offer counselling from private rooms in Hawkhurst or Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Each session lasts 50 minutes and during an initial session I will spend time getting to know you and gaining an understanding as to your expectations and what has brought you to counselling. You may want to ask questions about counselling and how it could help you. An initial session does not commit you to further sessions, but allows us to find out if we feel we could work together.
Please contact me for details about my fees
I have some concessionary rates for those on low incomes