Counselling, EMDR Therapy, Mindfulness, Clinical Supervision & Forest Bathing in Cranbrook, Kent
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor, EMDR Accredited Practitioner, Clinical Supervisor & Mindfulness Teacher with a private practice in Cranbrook. Clients come to see me for counselling, EMDR therapy, mindfulness training and supervision from the surrounding villages of Staplehurst, Hawkhurst, Goudhurst, and Horsmonden, as well as from the nearby towns of Tenterden, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Maidstone. I am an Accredited Member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland. As a supervisor I offer one-to-one supervision and small group supervision. A new service that I am offering is forest bathing combined with mindfulness, or shinrin-yoku, as it is known in Japan. I am offering small group or one-to-one 2 hour workshops in my local woodland. See the Forest Bathing page for more information.
I have 15 years' counselling experience, gained mainly in the NHS (as a Senior Primary Care Counsellor), but also with Kent Police and in private practice. My counselling approach is Integrative, with a Person-Centred philosophy underpinning all of my work. I work with a wide range of difficulties, such as depression, anxiety and relationship issues, but have a particular interest in trauma. I am a recognised therapist by BUPA and other major health insurers. I can provide counselling and EMDR trauma therapy under the Benenden Healthcare scheme.
Book an Initial Counselling/EMDR Consultation
An initial counselling or EMDR consultation gives you the opportunity to meet me, ask any questions you may have and discuss how working with a Counsellor or EMDR Practitioner may be of help to you. To book a consultation contact me either by email click here, or by telephone on 01580 714255.
Enquire about Supervision
*Places currently available on a monthly EMDR supervision group in Cranbrook on Mondays. Would suit therapists recently trained in EMDR who would like support embedding EMDR into their existing therapeutic practice. There will be seven meetings between April and November at an early bird price of £210 if paid in full before 16 March 2018.*
I offer one-to-one or group supervision for counsellors and EMDR practitioners. I run monthly supervision groups in both disciplines. I provide group supervision in my practice in Cranbrook and in the workplace of supervisees. If you are looking for a supervisor for either one-to-one supervision or group supervision, please contact me either by email click here, or by telephone on 01580 714255.
How to Find Me
I offer consultations in Cranbrook, (approximately a 1/2 hour drive from Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge, and a 10 to 20 minute drive from Tenterden, Staplehurst, Hawkhurst, Goudhurst and Horsmonden). For map click here
Lessons from a Butterfly
A man found the cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared in the cocoon; the man sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if the butterfly had gotten as far as it could, and it just could not go any further.
So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily, but it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly. He expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings, and it was never able to fly.
What the man in his kindness and haste didn’t understand was that the restricting cocoon, and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening, were nature’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings, so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved it’s freedom from the cocoon.
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If nature allowed us to go through life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as we could have been, and we would never fly.