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Gaye Mitchell

Dartford & Rochester Practice

Adult Counselling Dartford & Rochester

My name is Gaye Mitchell and I’m based at CBT and Counselling Rochester and Counselling Dartford practices.

I am a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist with an ‘Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling’ accredited by the NCS (National Counselling Society) I provide counselling and psychotherapy for adults on a long term or short term basis.

Experience

With over 16 years’ experience working with mental health, both privately and for the NHS I have a wealth of knowledge . This has been gained within NHS Forensic Mental Health, supporting people with a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, abuse and addiction.

I have worked with a wide range of age groups, supporting the learning of new skills and co-facilitated groups to help them understand the psychology of making small changes in behaviour could change their lives for the better.

I am skilled at working within the community helping others and witnessing the difference that just making small changes could make to a person and enabling them to make sense of their situation. I went on to open my own private practice 6 years ago.

How I can help

I understand, that sometimes, taking the first step into counselling can be quite difficult. However, please rest assured, my approach is warm, understanding and empathetic. I shall provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space and shall gently encourage you to explore your thoughts and feelings. 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 am also a practicing therapist for ‘Harmony Therapy Trust’ – a charity providing free NHS approved complementary treatment with cancer or other serious life illnesses. I have also worked voluntarily for the Samaritans and with cancer patients receiving treatment with’ Look Good Feel Better’ to help with self-esteem and confidence.

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

If you wish to consider medication, or are seeking a medical diagnosis or a medical report, then an appointment with your GP or a Consultant Psychiatrist would be more appropriate.

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 then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Contact Gaye Mitchell

Debra Osborne

Rochester & Dartford Practice

Adult Counselling Rochester and Dartford

My name is Debra Osborne and I’m an experienced Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Relationship Counsellor based at CBT & Counselling Rochester and Dartford practices. I offer counselling for adults on a long or short term basis.

Along with my own private work, I also have a number of years’ experience working in a variety of NHS mental health wards including both acute mental health and forensic. I’m a practicing therapist for ‘Harmony Trust’ providing therapy for those coping with cancer or other life changing illnesses.

I work closely with local hospitals, taking referrals and holding talks for cancer support groups. Some people hold great importance in being able to express their concerns to somebody they trust outside of their immediate family and friends. This is often due to a fear of adding to the family worries.

This broad spectrum of work has enabled me an in-depth understanding of how our mental health can have such a negative impact on our lives and how it can happen to any one of us. I have also learnt that the value of talking to someone unbiased, who doesn’t judge and will listen patiently cannot be underestimated.

How I can help

I like to think that I’m friendly, calm, warm and empathic by nature. I don’t believe life is about ‘surviving’ or ‘getting through’ it’s about meaning and purpose. Counselling is about having a safe place to go where you can explore your thoughts and feelings. The building is trust and rapport and trust between us is key to the counselling being successful. My aim is to help you find a greater understanding of yourself and any issues you face and to encourage you to find a more positive way forward in the way that you choose.

My ongoing professional development has enabled me experience of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness for Anxiety and Depression which can be incorporated into our sessions I appropriate.

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

If you wish to consider medication, or are seeking a medical diagnosis or a medical report, then an appointment with your GP or a Consultant Psychiatrist would be more appropriate.

Help and support for any type of problem such as anxiety, depression, anger management, bereavement, relationship problems or stress.

If you would like to make an appointment to see me at either CBT and Counselling Rochester or CBT and Counselling Dartford then please contact me via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Contact Debra Osborne

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