I hold a CPCAB level 4 diploma in humanistic integrative counselling from London SE colleges. I work from a range of methodologies with a non directive, person centred foundation. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), which means I am fully committed to abiding to the BACP ethical framework for good practice.
In accordance with counselling regulations I undertake regular supervision and I am fully insured.
I see every person as the expert on their own lives and I believe everyone has the ability and right to develop fully. My approach is personalised, diversity sensitive and down to earth. Together we can explore what is going on for you.
I was recently featured in a short film, “Mother” by The World Wide Tribe.
What is Counselling?
Counselling is an opportunity for you to be seen and heard, a chance for you to gain a different perspective on your life.
I know that change is incredibly scary. Most of us have to first become so uncomfortable where we are that, eventually staying the same is scarier than changing.
I’d like to help you through these difficult times that you are in right now. Improving people’s lives is my passion!
To hold on to issues whether from childhood or a few years ago, can keep us in a place that is painful and confusing and can seem impossible to move on from. This can lead to mental health problems such as anxiety or depression, or some form of addiction that keeps you stuck. By talking through these issues with a trained, non judgemental professional can lead to a freedom and understanding about yourself.
What can I help with?
Issues with relationships; family relationships, parents and teenagers, partners
Anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks and emotional issues
Life crisis and health related issues
Low self esteem and low self confidence
Phobias, obsessions and OCD
Life skills and personal development
For Parents of Teenagers
You have enjoyed – loved – having kids. It changed your life! But now they’re teenagers and things are not so easy and enjoyable anymore as they have a mind of their own. They talk back and are rude and non-committal. And different people give you different advice, it’s all so confusing!
As a counsellor, I help parents improve their relationships with teenage kids through better communication. I see myself first and foremost as a mother, to 4 biological children and 4 foster children, all from different countries.
I feel like my life only really started when I became a mother. It is what I have loved most in my life. But the confusing thing is, it has been so lovely but also so hard at times. We’ve all had difficulties with relationships and not least with our teenage kids. Sometimes I’ve felt it’s all too much and felt overwhelmed and doubted my own abilities. But all I needed was a little less criticism and a bit more help!
When I see others going through difficulties with their kids, and their lack of confidence in their parenting skills, I get frustrated because I know that all they need is a little support and encouragement to get them back on track. A little time to find that confidence and to develop some communication skills.
If what you’re currently doing isn’t working, let’s find another way that does!
What happens in the first session?
Our first session will be an assessment session, where we get to know each other and decide whether we can and want to work together. There is no obligation to continue after your first session. The therapeutic relationship is key and tailored to each client.
If we decide we can work together, we will agree a regular time each week to meet.
I offer open ended counselling as I think each individual grows and develops at their own pace.
I would however recommend a minimum of 6 sessions to allow you a chance to get used to counselling and my style.
Please note that A 50% cancellation fee applies if less than 24 hours notice is given.
Relationship counselling session for two people
Online session via Facetime, Zoom, Skype
If you don’t think you can afford counselling, please don’t hesitate to give me a ring and talk about a price you will be able to afford. I would love for counselling to be affordable and available for everyone.
Get in touch
Please feel free to contact me with any enquiries
Carrot Cottage Whetsted Road Five Oak Green Kent, UK TN12 6SZ