I am a qualified counsellor working with adults and young people from age 16
I provide counselling in person and online to people from all walks of life and age groups. Sometimes life can feel too difficult to handle on your own and that’s where counselling can help. I support clients in making positive changes, building resilience and achieving personal growth. My practice is at Lombard House in Canterbury town centre (close to both railway stations, major bus routes and car parking).
What services do I offer?
Counselling can assist us with the problems we encounter in life and can help us overcome self-destructive attitudes and behaviour. As a therapist, I seek to provide a comfortable, safe and confidential space where thoughts and feelings can be explored and worked through. This talking therapy can help my clients find a more constructive way of living and through this gain a stronger sense of inner fulfilment. Counselling can be either short term (typically 6-12 weeks) or longer term depending on the nature of the requirements. Click here to find out more.
Is counselling right for you?
The decision whether or not to go ahead is based on an initial, mutual assessment session. This gives us a chance to judge if I am an appropriate person to help you and whether you feel comfortable working with me. This initial assessment is free of charge. You can contact me here.
What qualifications and experience do I have?
I trained as an integrative humanist counsellor (qualifying with a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling). This approach enables me to draw on several counselling theories which means that I am able to respond flexibly to each client’s specific situation and needs.
My work as a counsellor has been with students in a local college, adults in a Community Counselling Service and both young people and adults in my private practice. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to their code of ethics and am bound by their complaints procedures. I am also fully insured and advanced DBS checked.
In the past, I have enjoyed careers in both business and secondary school teaching. During this time I gained extensive experience of coaching and mentoring people from a diverse range of backgrounds. I currently work (part-time) as a Specialist Mentor (Mental Health) at Kent University. Click here for more.
Where do I practise?
Lombard House, 12/17 Upper Bridge Street, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2NF