About me

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.

Experience:

  • 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.