Hello, my name is Allie Markantonis and I’m a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor based Counselling & CBT West Malling practice. I’m an accredited member of the NCS (National Counselling Society) and work with adults and young people age 13+.
Starting from where you are now. I can help you find the powerful tools and techniques you need to take you to where you want to be. This is achieved through utilising all the tools in my therapy toolbox.
I also use other skilled techniques. Such as, the highly effective, content free, ‘Rewind Technique’. This is a non-intrusive, safe and highly effective psychological method for working with trauma and PTSD. Being content free means you don’t have to tell me details and it reduces the risk of being re-traumatised.
At CBT West Malling, I offer a down-to-earth and easy to relate to approach. The space I provide for you to explore your concerns is calm and confidential. I’ll help you talk through the times when you don’t feel quite in control or you are experiencing something difficult.
A combination of events, experiences and/or perceptions can conspire, leaving us stressed, depressed or anxious for instance. Or perhaps you are lacking in confidence, have low self-esteem or just feel un-motivated. This may lead you to behave in an unhelpful way that potentially makes things worse. For instance, you may get angry and lash out or you may eat or drink too much avoid situations you find difficult altogether.
This is when I can help you to help yourself. I will help you explore your difficulties and enable you to regain control of your life. Together, we can try and identify the cause of your problems; and deal with them. Instead of being preoccupied with the effects.
I subscribe to and work within the UKCP code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework. I also undertake regular professional development and supervision as well as having professional indemnity insurance.
If you would like to book an appointment to come and see me at CBT & Counselling West Malling then please contact me via CBT & Counselling Kent today. Request to see Allie
My name is Paul Lewis and I am a fully qualified, BACP accredited, ‘Humanistic Integrative Counsellor’ based at CBT and Counselling Maidstone. ‘Integrative counselling’ means I have studied more than one approach to counselling. This enables me to draw upon different methods and tailor a bespoke approach for every individual I see.
I follow the ‘person centered’ approach during therapy, because I believe each person is the expert of their own lives. Therefore, I will encourage you to lead the sessions, whilst l listen without judgement. I will treat you with empathy, acceptance and honesty at all times.
During our sessions I use the language of ‘Transactional Analysis’ (TA). This is a form of modern psychology that examines a person’s relationships and interactions. This can be helpful in understanding ourselves more fully. Following the ‘Gestalt’ approach to therapy I will help you focus on your present thoughts, feelings and behaviour to better understand the way you relate to others.
Counselling is an opportunity to express your thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential environment. If you are experiencing any kind of difficulty, distress or dissatisfaction in your life. Then you might find it easier to talk to someone who is professional and independent of family and friends.
You may want to change the way you think or behave towards an issue, or you might choose to look more deeply at past experiences to help make sense of what you are going through. I can offer you understanding through gentle challenging to help you gain clarity about where you are, where you want to get to and how to move ahead.
During our sessions at CBT and Counselling Maidstone I will gently encourage you to talk openly about your thoughts and feelings. Together, we will use different methods including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and solution-focussed exercises to help you make noticeable changes.
I provide a relationship in which you can learn to find and trust yourself and begin using the skills you have acquired. If you are willing, counselling can help you re-discover your sense of worth and wellbeing.
With over 8 years professional experience in both private practice and charity organisations, I have worked with a number of emotional problems. Including sex and sexuality issues, addictions, self-harm, depression, anxiety, stress and bereavement.
However, it is my personal life experience that has had the biggest influence on how I practice counselling. Having experienced many of the struggles we all face, and some more uncommon. I can relate and put myself into your shoes to really try and understand your experience.
Through the use of ongoing Supervision, I abide by the Ethical Framework laid out by the BACP. I am committed to undergoing continuing professional development in order to provide a quality and up-to-date service.
If you would like to book an appointment to see Paul at CBT and Counselling Maidstone. Please contact him via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request to see Paul