Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS19-07733
Location: New Romney
I became a counsellor later in life after many years in healthcare and I've supported both individuals and their families at some of their most difficult and challenging times. I've had my own share of tough times too - I think it's fair to say I've seen some of the best as well as the worst sides of humanity at different times, but these experiences allow me to try to connect at a deeper level with those in times of need. I know just how important it is to really be heard, to have your feelings acknowledged not disregarded, and not to be judged in any way.
I work in what's known as an integrated way, or in other words, by drawing on a number of different techniques, but the key thing is that is that you are always at the heart of it - it's about your needs, at your depth and at your pace, not mine. Life can sometimes be really rough, unfair and downright hard but there's no need to struggle and try to go it alone. I can't guarantee to have the answers but I can certainly be with you through the storm.
The last few years have been challenging in so, so many ways. You may be finding things difficult in general, feeling isolated and lonely or just plain old lost. Many of us are anxious about both the present and future, scarred by the pandemic and have suffered losses in more ways than bereavement alone.. You may be struggling with family, money or health issues, but whatever your difficulty, please get in touch, there is no problem either too great or too small that cannot be shared. I offer a free 20 minute session to see how well we might fit together and to ensure that I can meet your needs - it also gives you a chance to check me out if you want to, as its so important to choose a therapist that you feel comfortable with.
I offer telephone and video work as well as walk and talk sessions along the beach or indoors in person in New Romney with times spread across the week. Working together remotely is certainly not a second best option and there are huge benefits in terms of saving time and travel, and it can be done within the comfort and safety of your own home, at a time and place to suit you. I aim to work flexibly and there is no requirement for you to keep the same time each week or commit to set numbers of sessions -it's your therapy, at your pace. If you have any questions then please feel free to give me a call, I'd love to hear from you.
- Qualifications & ExperienceLevel 5 Diploma in Professional Counselling
Level 2 Suicide and Self Harm Prevention
Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Practitioner - Occupational Health
- What I can help with
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Immune system support
- Panic attacks
- Languages Spoken