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Amanda Drury – Adult Therapist

Maidstone Practice

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Maidstone


Hello, my name is Amanda Drury and I’m a highly experienced Counsellor and CBT therapist. I offer both face to face and online sessions at CBT and Counselling Kent’s Maidstone practice.

I have Masters degree in ‘Social Psychology’ a Bachelor’s degree in ‘Counselling & Psychotherapy’ and a level 5 certification in Counselling. I’m also accredited by the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).

When we first meet

Starting therapy can be daunting for anyone, whether you’ve had prior experience of counselling or not. Our first meeting is about getting to know each other and building a rapport. I will take time to understanding your unique needs and expectations. Together, we will establish a relationship based on openness, trust and respect. There’s no rush,  we will work at a pace that is comfortable for you.

The way I work

Prior to me training to become a psychotherapist, my background was in Neurology. This greatly influenced my approach to working with clients. today. I believe it’s essential to comprehend not just what you think or feel but also how these processes occur. By understanding the “how,” we can employ proven strategies for lasting change and a more fulfilling life. Therapy is not a ‘one size fits all’ process and while I primarily focus on CBT, I recognise the importance of integrating methods from other therapies to support your journey.

Common reasons people seek therapy

Over the course of my 13-year career, I’ve encountered diverse challenges, and no two problems are ever the same. My expertise encompasses working with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, stress, OCD, addiction and more. I firmly believe that each problem is unique to the individual and as a result, the solutions are tailored accordingly. My specialisation lies in trauma, as it touches everyone’s life in some form or another. Addressing the root of trauma and reprocessing it through CBT is highly effective for anxiety and depression stemming from traumatic experiences.

Ethical Standards

As an accredited member of BACP, I uphold their ethical standards in my practice. I prioritise the well-being of my clients and engage in bi-weekly clinical supervision while also maintaining professional indemnity insurance. Your trust and welfare are of utmost importance to me, and I am committed to providing ethical and responsible therapy services.

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Chantelle Bourne – Adult CBT Therapist

Maidstone Practice

CBT Therapy Maidstone


Hello my name is Chantelle and I am a fully qualified and experienced ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT)’ providing CBT therapy at CBT and Counselling Kent. I hold an ‘Advanced Integrative Diploma in CBT/REBT’ achieved through the ‘College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, London’

I specialise in ‘Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy’ (REBT) which is a type of of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. REBT is an action-oriented approach which will help you deal with any irrational beliefs you may hold, so you are able to manage any emotions and behaviours associated in a more calm and rational way.

Alongside my own private practice, I also have experience working with ‘Mid-Kent Mind’ and ‘Anxiety UK’

How I can help you

Perhaps you are feeling stuck and finding it difficult to move on with your life. Or maybe you are struggling to manage your emotions or feel overwhelmed with something that is impacting you negatively. You don’t have to stay this way. It is possible to make the relevant changes by taking a different perspective and learning new skills that will have a positive impact on your life.

I understand that reaching out for help can feel a little daunting. However, no matter what you are dealing with, I will meet you where you are right now and I will ensure you feel safe and properly heard. Through gentle encouragement I will help you to talk openly and freely about what is troubling you.

With my warm, down-to-earth and compassionate approach I will help you achieve a better understanding of what you are struggling with and why. I will then support you to explore what might be keeping you stuck and preventing you from moving forward in your life. Together, we will focus on helping you achieve the goal you have set for yourself.

Although my approach is strongly influenced by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I understand that therapy is not a ‘one size fits all’. Therefore, I may also use other therapeutic approaches. Such as use of affirmations, imagery, mindfulness, compassion, or solution focused techniques, to name but a few. This will create an individual approach uniquely tailored for you – It’s your therapy!

How CBT Therapy works

CBT/REBT is largely influenced by how our thoughts affect our feelings, and subsequently our behaviours.

Collaboratively, we will work on identifying and challenging how any irrational thoughts, beliefs and behaviours that might be negatively impacting you. We will then work towards changing them into more helpful, rational ways of thinking as a means of finding a new perspective on life.  These helpful changes occur by understanding the process, learning the techniques of CBT/REBT and putting them into practice during a session and outside of the session.

All sessions are collaborative and I will play an active role with the aim of empowering you to gain control. Alongside encouraging you to make positive changes in your thinking and behaviours. This will develop a lasting tool kit which will bring balance and happiness and a more fulfilling life.

My experience

I specialise in working with: –

  • Anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder and panic attacks
  • Anger, depression, hurt, guilt, shame, jealousy and envy
  • Perfectionism and procrastination
  • Insomnia and sleep Issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Low self-esteem, confidence and self-criticism
  • Struggles with uncertainty

Ethical Standards

I am an accredited member of the ‘National Counselling Society’ (NCS).

I subscribe and work within the NCS code of Ethics and undertake regular professional development and clinical supervision to ensure that my work meets the standards set by NCS.  Additionally, I hold full professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Chantelle for CBT therapy Maidstone. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Link Request an appointment











Beth West – Adult CBT Therapist

Maidstone & Ashford Practice

CBT Therapy Maidstone & Ashford


Hello, my name is Beth and I am a fully qualified CBT Therapist. I hold an ‘Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)’ and ‘Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT)’ awarded by ‘The College of Cognitive Therapies London’. Both of which are accredited by the ‘National Counselling Society’ (NCS).

I am also an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Practioner. Which is highly effective in the processing of traumatic or upsetting past events which are causing distress in the present.

About me

Like the vast majority of people, there have been periods in my life, where I have felt lost or overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, hurt or anger. Engaging in REBT taught me to recognise that these unhealthy negative emotions were provoked by my conflicting needs and demands. Leading me to behave in unhelpful and self-sabotaging ways.

My training and engagement in REBT taught me how to confront and challenge, what I believed to be, the harsh realities of life, which I had often avoided in the past. Only through facing my fears did I come to realise that my beliefs were generally irrational and rarely fact based. By understanding how my thoughts affect my feelings and behaviour has enabled me to be happier, more rational and more accepting of myself.

By working with me, you will learn the tools to manage your unhealthy emotions and help you move forward with your life. You will learn that your feelings are valid and that sharing them is the key to healing what’s hurting.

How I Work

I believe that a singular approach to therapy is unlikely to be effective for everyone. My training and experience allow me to I draw upon a wide range of evidence-based models, which enable me to tailor my therapy to suit your individual needs. This might include mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, solution focused therapy, compassion focused therapy, schema therapy or dialectical behavioural therapy.

I will help you manage your unhealthy emotions by identifying any unhelpful/unhealthy thought patterns and self-sabotaging behaviours. I will then support you to replace them with healthier, more helpful practices.

My approach will help you develop a deeper understanding of who you are and why you do the things you do. I will help you develop a sense of confidence and self-respect, so you will be able to recognise you are stronger than you think. I will also help you appreciate that you are your greatest asset.

You will learn to make your own rules, live by your own terms and be bold, wild and free. You will learn to do what is right for you because you will recognise that you are the only one who can. But most importantly, you will learn to live a life that doesn’t just look good on paper but also feels good in your heart.

Ethical Standards

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS). As such, subscribe to and work within the NCS Code of Ethics. I undertake regular professional development and supervision as well as holding professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment for CBT Therapy with Beth. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling today. Request an appointment




Michaela Flury – Adult & Child CBT

Maidstone Practice

Counselling & CBT Maidstone


My name is Michaela Flury and I am a fully qualified, Pyschotherapist,  ‘Integrative Counsellor’ and ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapsit Psychotherapist based at Counselling and CBT Maidstone. I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists) providing counselling to adults and young people age 11+.

I specialise in ‘Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy’ (REBT) which is a type of of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). REBT is an action-oriented approach which will help you deal with any irrational beliefs you may hold, so you are able to manage any emotions and behaviours associated in a more calm and rational way.

Being trained in Integrative Counselling means that I am able draw upon several different approaches during my work. Therefore, tailoring the sessions to suit your individual needs. Aside of finding an understanding of where any problems many have begun. I will then help you move forward more positively using more practical approaches, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

I am also a qualified NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) practitioner. Which is a way of understanding how people organise their thinking, feeling, language and behaviour to produce the results they do. I will then help you bring about change to achieve a desired outcome

In addition to this I am a trained ‘Timeline’ therapist, which is a therapy that works with your linear timeline and accessing your unconscious mind. This is because store emotions such as anger, anxiety, guilt or shame within our internal memory system. Therefore, together we can address any difficult emotions and limiting self-beliefs. As a result, more positive outcomes will be enabled.


My experience comes from working within GP practices for the NHS – IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service. I have worked with people suffering with depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties. I also have experience with gender identity, disordered eating, work related issues, loss and addiction. Alongside being trained in trauma therapy and specialising in working with survivors of sexual abuse, assault and rape.

Counselling for adults

I consider myself warm, approachable and non-judgemental. I offer a confidential and safe space so you will be able to explore any emotional difficulties you are facing. We will work together to elicit change, so you are able to move forward more positively and achieve your personal goals.

You will gain insight into aspects of yourself,  to better understand your thoughts and feelings.  In turn, it will help you recognise why certain others or situations may affect you in the way they do. Therefore, empowering you to make the required changes to achieve a desirable outcome.

Counselling for young people

Young people already have to cope with many stressors in everyday life. However, sometimes other problems such as loss, bullying or relationship difficulties can lead them to feel overwhelmed and unable to find a solution.

I work creatively, using play therapy, art and writing, depending on their age. This will allow them the opportunity of self-discovery. I keep the therapy fresh and fun, whilst allowing the young person space to talk about what is troubling them.

Together we work to build resilience. By giving them the tools to enable them to better cope with any challenges they may be facing, now or in the future. I will support them so they are able to be express themselves more effectively. By empowering young people to make decisions, they will feel better equipped to cope with change and making life choices in the future.

I am experienced in working with young person gender identity, disordered eating and health related issues. Alongside OCD and self-harm.

Ethical standards

As a member of the BACP I subscribe to their code of ethical standards.  I hold professional indemnity insurance and have regular supervision.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Michaela at CBT Maidstone. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request to see Michaela

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