Areas of Expertise
Many people experience problems that can often feel overwhelming and the usual coping strategies don’t seem to help.
Talking to a therapist can help to make sense of difficult feelings. Voicing them in a safe and confidential environment can significantly improve wellbeing. Counselling therapy offers an opportunity to share difficulties with an experienced professional who will listen, accept, understand and be non-judgemental.
Supporting you in making decisions or changes and how to cope with acceptance of situations if those changes are not possible.
£45 per 50 minute session
Mindfulness & Meditation
Both mindfulness and meditation have many similarities and both overlap.
Meditation is a more formal relaxation practice that can vary from a few minutes to an hour or more.
Mindfulness can be practiced anytime and anywhere.
It's geared toward being more aware and taking notice.
When being mindful we pay more attention to thoughts, feelings and our behaviours. In everyday life our minds wander constantly from one thing to the next, pressures often arising from our own demands and expectations.
Mindfulness allows us to bring our attention to where we are in the 'here and now' so we are truly present in the given moment - bringing a sense of peace and contentment.
£35 per 50 minute session
Staff Support - Psycho Educational Training
Educational, experiential and confidential programme for businesses.
Designed to aid employees in managing their personal, mental and physical wellbeing.
Bespoke company training packages available on request
Stress buster workshops for individuals/business available
I started my counselling career fifteen years ago in hospice care, supporting patients approaching end of life - working both 'on the ward' and in the community. As well as helping their families to manage the complex emotions that arose. I have been privileged to have worked in these specialist settings alongside incredible staff and this led me to gain a qualification in supervision. It has enabled me to focus on staff welfare and have been able to offer support to medical staff and emergency services staff in encouraging them in caring for themselves.
Working with Kent Police in the Counselling & Wellbeing team, I was involved in the design and development of an award-winning psycho-educational wellbeing programme - currently used by both frontline and civilian staff. Helping them to cope with the inherent anxiety, stress and trauma that they face in their roles.
I will work with you to look clearly at everything you may be facing and the impact it might be having on your mental health and general wellbeing. I can help you to gain a greater understanding of your thoughts and I can assist you in finding (and implementing) strategies to deal with whatever life throws at you.
Some wish to focus on a specific life event - a bereavement, sudden diagnosis of an illness or a particular distress that they may be facing. For example, low mood/depression, work related stress or symptoms of general anxiety. For others it may be a chance to gain insight into why they feel as they do or to understand changes they may have been considering. Both coaching and counselling provide an opportunity to explore, make sense and take control of what is happening in your life.
I am fully insured and registered as a counsellor with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I am bound by its ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.