My name is Gaye Mitchell and I’m based at CBT and Counselling Rochester and Counselling Dartford practices.
I’m a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with an ‘Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. Accredited by the NCS (National Counselling Society). I offer counselling and psychotherapy for adults on both a long term or short term basis.
With over 16 years’ working in mental health both for the NHS and privately has enabled me a vast amount of knowledge and experience.
Whilst working for the ‘NHS Forensic Mental Health’ I supported people with a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, abuse and addiction.
I have experience working with a wide range of age groups; supporting the learning of new skills. I have also and co-facilitated groups to help them understand the psychology of making small changes in behaviour could change their lives for the better.
My work helping others within the community has allowed me to witness the difference it can make to a person when they make small changes to help them make sense of their situation.
I am also a practicing therapist for ‘Harmony Therapy Trust’. This is a charity providing free NHS approved complementary treatment with cancer or other serious life illnesses.
I also work voluntarily for the Samaritans and with cancer patients receiving treatment with’ Look Good Feel Better’. This is to help with low self-esteem and confidence.
I do understand, that taking the first step into counselling can be quite difficult. However, rest assured, my approach is warm, understanding and empathetic. Above all, I shall provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to talk.
By gently asking you the right questions I will help you explore your thoughts and feelings. In other words, I shall listen and value any struggles you are having and support you in finding a way to move forward more positively.
I shall not offer advice but allow you the freedom to tell your story and find a way forward. I shall take an active role in assisting you make the changes in your life that benefit you and ensure that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
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.
If you are seeking medication, a medical diagnosis or report, then an appointment with your GP or a Consultant Psychiatrist would be more appropriate.
At Counselling Dartford I offer help and support for any type of problem. such as anxiety, bereavement, depression, anger management, relationship problems and stress.
If you would like to make an appointment with Gaye at CBT and Counselling Rochester or CBT and Counselling Dartford. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Contact Gaye Mitchell