I see individual clients, providing a confidential and safe environment in which to build a relationship of trust and openness. This might be short or long term, depending on individual needs. I work with my clients at the pace that they want.
I have been trained as an integrative counsellor, which means that I combine aspects of several models of therapy depending on the needs of each unique client. I feel that all models are effective, but the vital part is the quality of the relationship you share with your counsellor.
For 14 years I have been using counselling skills in a variety of settings, including, but not limited to; homeless hostels, shared houses for vulnerable adults, floating support in people’s homes and night shelters, prisons and counselling 11 -18 year olds at school.
I work with a wide variety of issues including, but not limited to; bereavement, depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship breakdowns, eating disorders, stress, low self esteem, phobias and abuse.
Volunteered as a counsellor at the East Kent Rape line in Canterbury
Volunteered as a counsellor in the Renal Unit in Ashford (NHS)
Currently working at a secondary school counselling 11 - 18 year olds
Post support counselling over the phone for people who have been through HMP services
Private counselling in an office based setting
What are the benefits of Therapy?
Counselling provides a safe, confidential and supportive environment in which to build upon your strengths. It offers you:
The chance to speak honestly about things that are affecting your life and create the changes you need.
The opportunity to learn strategies to cope with difficult times.
An environment where you can discover who you are and what is holding you back from being the person you want to be.
A space where you can speak openly, honestly and emotionally about your past, present and future.
New ways of thinking.
The ability to improve your self esteem, your health and well-being.
The opportunity to take control, become more self aware and be the provider of your own happiness.