Our Locations - Maidstone

Beth West

Maidstone Practice

CBT Therapy Maidstone


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

Maidstone & Gillingham Practice

Counselling & CBT Maidstone


My name is Michaela Flury and I am a fully qualified ‘Integrative Cunsellor’ and 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+.

Being trained in Integrative Xounselling 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

Sara O’Donnell

Maidstone Practice

Counselling Maidstone


My name is Sara O’Donnell and I’m a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor based at Counselling Maidstone. I’m an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS). Along with being a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

I subscribe to and work within the NCS code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework. Alongside undertaking regular professional development and supervision as well as having professional indemnity insurance.

I have a number of years’ experience running my own private practice for in a wide range of problems. Such as: – anxiety, stress, depression, relationship problems or bereavement.

How I can help

I genuinely care about and treat each person as an individual, so I will never impose a ‘one treatment fits all’ approach. I use an ‘integrative approach’ which means I combine different elements of specific therapies.  My commitment is to listen to your challenges, however big or small and tailor the sessions accordingly to suit you.

You will be treated with the utmost respect, empathy and understanding. I will help you explore any issues, which might be affecting your health, relationships, work and quality of life.

Counselling offers insight into difficulties that may have arisen from your past which may still affect you in the here and now. CBT therapy focusses on changing any negative thoughts and behaviours you may have into more positive ones.

Counselling allows you the time and space to explore and try and understand yourself in a safe, supportive environment. As an experienced therapist, I will help you feel understood and heard so you can begin to make sense your problems and begin the process to heal.

If you would like to make an appointment with Sara . Then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today.  Request an appointment with Sara 

Alison Day

Maidstone Practice

Adult and Child Counselling Maidstone


My name is Alison Day and I’m an adult and child counsellor am based at CBT and Counselling Maidstone. I’m a fully qualified counsellor and member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) providing counselling for both adults and children.

With over nine year’s extensive experience working with individuals and children over the age of eleven. I use an integrative approach, which means I draw from a range of therapeutic approaches to meet your individual needs.

I’m a fully qualified ‘Relate’ trained couple counsellor as well as having my own private counselling Maidstone practice.

Counselling for children

My work has involved a vast amount of experience counselling children in secondary schools, colleges and a pupil referral unit.  Supporting children through any difficulties they may be facing. Problems such as anxiety, bullying, self-harm, complex family situations or dealing with challenging emotions.

I will help your child feel really ‘heard’ and understood in order to help them move forward more positively.

Adult counselling

I consider myself to be warm, approachable and non-judgemental, with a down to earth approach. The setting I provide will be safe and confidential so you feel able to talk through any issues you may be facing. I will help you feel understood and supported at a time in your life when you may need it most. Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety, depression or anger, a lack of confidence, confusion or sadness.

Maybe you would like to gain an understanding of your relationships, past and present. Including the relationship you have with yourself. Whatever the problem may be, together we will try to develop strategies to improve your emotional well-being and bring about positive change.

I believe that happiness is not the absence of problems but our ability to deal with them. By working on understanding ourselves and developing self-confidence, we are better equipped to take control of our lives, more able to engage effectively with others and enjoy the life we choose to live.

Ethical standards

I subscribe to and work within the UKCP code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework. Alongside undertaking regular professional development and supervision as well as having professional indemnity insurance.

I provide help and support for any type of problem such anxiety, depression counselling, child counselling,  anger management and relationship problems.

If you would like to make an appointment with Alison at counselling Maidstone then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Link – Request to see Alison

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