Counselling in the Weald of Kent: CranbrookI am a BACP Accredited Counsellor, EMDR Trauma Therapist and Counselling Tutor with a private practice in Cranbrook. Clients come to see me for counselling from Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Maidstone, Hastings, Paddock Wood, Staplehurst, Tenterden, Headcorn, Hawkhurst, Goudhurst and Marden. I am a Member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland.
I have many years' experience, gained mainly in the NHS (as a Senior Primary Care Counsellor) and in private practice. My counselling approach is Integrative, informed by Humanistic Psychology, Psychodynamic Theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, EMDR and Somatic Experiencing, with a Person-Centred philosophy underpinning all of my work. I am a recognised therapist by BUPA and other major health insurers.
‘Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If nature allowed us to go through life without any obstacles…we would not be as strong as we could have been and we would never fly!’
Lessons from a Butterfly, Author Unknown
Trauma, loss, bereavement, addiction, depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, ill-health and major life changes can affect us all at some point in our lives. I have extensive experience in supporting people through a broad range of challenges such as these. I work with a wide range of difficulties and have a particular interest in trauma, working with clients who are experiencing symptoms as a result of a trauma and who may be suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I also have an interest in working with clients suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. I am a qualified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapist. Research has been conducted demonstrating the benefits of EMDR in treating psychological trauma arising from experiences as diverse as war related experiences, childhood sexual and/or physical abuse or neglect, natural disaster, assault, surgical trauma, road traffic accidents and workplace accidents. EMDR is also extremely effective in the relief of panic attacks and phobias. I am trained to intermediate level in Somatic Experiencing, a mind/body approach to trauma developed by Peter Levine which works well with specific traumatic events, as well as developmental and relationship trauma. I have experience in the fields of bereavement and addiction.
Book an Initial Counselling Consultation
An initial counselling consultation gives you the opportunity to meet me, ask any questions you may have and discuss how working with a Counsellor may be of help to you. To book a consultation contact me either by email click here, or by telephone on 01580 714255.
I offer counselling consultations in Cranbrook, (approximately a 1/2 hour drive from Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Hastings and a 10 to 20 minute drive from Marden, Goudhurst, Hawkhurst, Staplehurst, Headcorn and Tenterden. For map click here)