I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist, working with adults, adolescents, children, couples and families.
My private office is located in Kingshill, West- Malling, Kent.
I also offer mobile services coming to homes, schools and businesses.
I help people to improve their lives in the way that they want to. This can be through processing difficult emotions or past events, or looking at goal direction and enabling changes to lead a more fulfilling life. I aim to build a real and honest, person- to -person working relationship with you, where you can feel safe to say and feel what you need to.
My approach is warm, supportive and non- judgemental, where I always work to what you want from the therapy. This may be to be given the space and support to process feelings at your pace, or you may prefer a more solution- focused approach, where I can teach you coping strategies, exploring techniques and strategies, such as Cognitive- Behavioural Therapy (CBT), or using creative art.
My fee is £50.00 per individual session. Sessions are for 50 minutes, although, the initial consultations is £70.00 for 90 minutes.
Couples Counselling is £55.00 per 60 minute session.
Hypnotherapy is an effective therapy that uses your own resources to effect change. In psychology we say 'If you can see it you can be it', where hypnosis is an effective tool to help focus the mind to affect change at a subconscious level. Hypnotherapy is not like stage hypnosis, it is a natural state, like meditation, where you remain in control. I use relaxation as a method, so it is a very pleasant re-charging experience, great for the mind and body.
Your subconscious aims to help you, however, in being the primitive part of your brain, sometimes it is holding on to unhelpful beliefs about yourself, others, or inhibiting you from living the life you want to consciously. Hypnotherapy can help the subconscious realise there is no threat to your survival by undertaking certain tasks and build on your self- esteem and confidence.
My fee is £60.00 per session, where this work is short- term.
The fee for the quit smoking therapy is £140.00 for a one- off, two hour session, to then lead a smoke free life.
Many children need extra support to help them deal with various life situations and difficulties, to build their self- esteem, increase their confidence and gain resilience and emotional development. I work with children from 3 years old, using play techniques, to allow children to access their self- growth through the means of creative arts.
I have experience working with complex emotional difficulties in children, as well as various life struggles, such as exam stress, bereavement, parents separating, self- esteem and friendship issues. I also work with children who have a diagnosis of ASD, ADHD and ODD, as well as children with a low mood, anxiety, or having experienced past trauma.
My fees are £55.00 per 50 minute session. An initial parent consultation is a requirement charged at £50.00. This provides the opportunity to discuss background and provide strategies to parents to use in the home.
Child- related Issues
Low self- esteem
Negative/ Intrusive thoughts
Stress Substance Abuse
Work- related Issues
Fears and Phobias
AND SO MUCH MORE!! IN MOST CASES, IF YOU CAN THINK OF A GOAL, YOU CAN ACHIEVE IT!!!
Hypnosis is a very natural state that you enter of your own accord while resting. You remain in control at all times. The therapy is the way that I help you to make change at a subconscious level. It is a way to use the power of your mind to think positive and using your imagination to get the results you want.
My approach to therapy is warm, supportive and non- judgemental, where I aim to build a relationship that promotes open self- exploration, or development at your pace. Every client is different, so I work in ways to accommodate what you need from your therapist. I am naturally caring and have great insight, to be able to put myself into your perspective and see 'outside the box' to dynamics that may be occurring, to help you to make change towards fulfilling your potential.
I aim to provide a reflective space where you can feel heard and understood. Some clients need to explore past experiences, in order to gain understanding and process feelings, that have perhaps becomes stuck and may be preventing them from moving forward, other people need more confidence in an area of life now, or some clients chose a more proactive approach, such as CBT techniques or even exploration through creative therapy, such as art work or clay. I can help you to make the changes you want, in order to lead a more fulfilling life.
I have advanced experience in anxiety, behavioural issues, anger management, relationship issues, self- esteem and goal achievement. However, I have worked for ten years, helping people in various areas of life. Therapy is also about enhancement, not just a place to go when things have become bad.
I have previously worked alongside social services, supporting children and their families who are looked after children, on Child In Need, or Child Protection plans. I have also worked in a young offenders prison, supporting rehabilitation and I have worked as a school counsellor in Primary and Secondary schools.
I have experience working with ASD, ADHD and ODD and various emotional difficulties in children.
I have also previously worked at a local Hospice offering bereavement counselling and I have also volunteered for well- known organisations supporting people to overcome depression, anxiety disorders, bereavement, loss, relationship difficulties and working with anger.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling (BACP), regulating professional practice for therapists and I uphold their ethical guidelines at all times. I also have an Enhanced DBS check and am fully insured.
Essential Supervision Skills (BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision)
Therapeutic Play Training (PTUK)
Level 1 Brain Wave Recursive Therapy (BWRT)
Certificate in Hypnoanalysis
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Psychotherapy
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 2 Counselling Certificate
BA Honours Degree in Criminology and Applied Psychology
Child Sexual Exploitation
Colour in Sand and Art Therapy
Communication and Listening Skills in Palliative Care
Conflict Resolution Training
Dementia Awareness Training
Neuroscience and Attachment Theory: considerations for person- centred practice.
Working with Children and Young People
Relationships- why do we bother?
Supporting the LGBT Community
Working with Addiction
Working with Bereavement
Working with Eating Disorders
Working with Self- Harm
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counselling and treatment, I am able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy back into your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Relationship counselling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.
Break bad habits, create new healthy ones! Hypnotherapy increases motivation and helps you work towards your goals. Great at gym motivation and sport performance.
One session, change your life today! Kick the habit for good! No need for substitutes.
Get on top of things. Stress is bad for your health and impacts your work and personal life. Hypnotherapy is a deeply relaxing experience, that helps you to unwind.