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Our Locations - Maidstone

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

Michaela Flury

Maidstone Practice

Counselling & CBT Maidstone

 

My name is Michaela Flury and I am a fully qualified Integrative counsellor 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 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.

Experience

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.

At CBT Maidstone I will help you gain insight into aspects of yourself, which means you will be better equipped to understand your thoughts and feelings.  This will in turn help you to 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 also experienced 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. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request to see Michaela

Sara O’Donnell

Maidstone Practice

Counselling & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Maidstone

 

My name is Sara O’Donnell and I’m a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor based at Counselling & Cognitive Behavioural therapy 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 for cognitive behavioural therapy Maidstone.. Then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today.  Request an appointment with Sara 

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