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CBT & Counselling Kent - Practice Locations

Sara O’Donnell

Practice

Adult Counselling Maidstone

My name is Sara O’Donnell and I’m a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor based at CBT and Counselling Maidstone practice. 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. My 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 at Counselling Maidstone then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Link – Request an appointment with Sara.

Tanya Thompson

Herne Bay Practice

Counselling Herne Bay (adults and children)

 

My name is Tanya Thompson and I’m a UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist based at CBT & Counselling Herne Bay. I have over 30 years’ experience working within the NHS.  Eleven of which was spent as a psychotherapist working with both adults and children. This was within the NHS and in my own private practice.

 Experience

I have worked with adolescents within ‘Child Adolescent Mental Health Services’.  Alongside working with adults as a ‘Specialist Psychotherapist’ within the ‘NHS Adult Mental Health Service’. I have also provided therapy for children under the care of social services.

My extensive clinical experience has enabled me exposure to a broad spectrum of emotional and psychological difficulties. These include – problematic relationships, identity issues, loss, anxiety and depression for instance.  Alongside more complex enduring mental health conditions.

How I can help

At Counselling Herne Bay, my aim is to provide a warm, confidential and safe space in which we can explore your difficulties. This will help you gain insight into the origin of your distress. Therefore, by identifying repetitive patterns of relating we can increase the potential for personal change. Therapy can have a positive impact, not only in how we feel but also how we relate with each other. Considering how we communicate is an imperative part of the therapy process. Therapy aims to reduce the symptoms that might compromise everyday life.

When distressed, we may withdraw or communicate our needs through destructive behaviours, as opposed to through words or reaching out to others. Therefore, by exploring what these behaviours mean we are able to consider more helpful ways to communicate our needs.

Ethical Standards

I have an advanced DBS, indemnity insurance and abide by the code of ethics set out by the UKCP. I engage in regular clinical supervision and ensure that learning is an ongoing process through training and continuing professional development.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Tanya at Counselling Herne Bay then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request an appointment to see Tanya

 

Claire Goulding

Whistable Practice

CBT Canterbury & Whitstable

 

Hello, my name is Claire Goulding and I’m based at CBT Canterbury & Whitstable. I’m a professionally qualified BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and a post graduate in Counselling and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Therefore, I use a combined approach during therapy.

With over 20 years extensive experience working within various settings. For instance, within adult mental health, substance misuse and adolescent services. Coupled with experience in early childhood sexual/physical abuse and addiction related problems. I now divide my time between my own private work and clinical supervision to other CBT therapists and counsellors in primary care mental health.

How I can help

I like to think I have a warm, compassionate, accepting approach in order to help you move forward. Cognitive behavioural therapy focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful thinking and behaviours, improves mood and functioning. We will work together to help you achieve the goal you set out for yourself. This will be achieved by developing personal coping strategies that target your individual problem.

CBT or cognitive behavioural therapy tends to focus on what is going on in your life right now. However, we will look at your past to explore how your past experiences might impact your life now.  As a result, this can help change the way you think and feel and consequently change any unhelpful behaviours in the future.

My CBT Canterbury can help with a wide range problems including:-  Depression, anxiety, anger, stress or trauma. CBT is helpful in dealing with a low self-esteem, family and relationship issues.

Ethical standards

I subscribe to and work within the UKCP Code of Ethics and the BACP Ethical Framework. I undertake regular professional development and hold full professional indemnity insurance.

Finally, if you are seeking medication or a medical diagnosis or report. An appointment with your GP or a Consultant Psychiatrist would be more appropriate.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Claire for CBT Canterbury or Whitstable. Then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent Today. Request an appointment with Claire

 

Gaye Mitchell

Dartford & Rochester Practice

Counselling Dartford & Rochester

 

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.

Experience

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.

How I can help

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.

Ethical Standards

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

Sabine Hawkins

Canterbury & Birchington Practice

Counselling & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

 

My name is Sabine Hawkins and I’m based at both CBT & Counselling Canterbury and Birchington practices.

I am a BACP registered therapist along with being qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Relationship Counselling. I practice Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Humanistic therapy. Therefore, my experience and  understanding of these various theoretical approaches enables me to draw upon a wide range of tools. I don’t believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach and  will tailor our sessions to suit your individual needs.

Experience

I have a number of years’ experience working in variety of settings including universities, providing counselling for both staff and students along with detention centres, offering practical support and guidance, whilst assessing mental health.

I have worked with people who have suffered a bereavement either through long term illness, suicide, murder or neglect. Along with my own private practice, providing therapy for individuals struggling with problems such as anxiety, depression or low self-worth.

How I can help

My aim is to provide a warm, confidential and safe environment in which we can work together to explore your difficulties and help you make sense of things. I will help you gain insight and a better understanding of yourself and what is troubling and provide you with the tools to help you move forward more positively.

I will not offer you advice but I will take an active role in helping you make the changes in your life that you choose. Feedback from my clients is that I am warm, easy to talk to, perceptive, encouraging and intuitive.

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 as anxiety, bereavement, depression, anger management, relationship problems and stress.

If you would like to make an appointment to Sabine at either and Counselling Birchington or CBT and Counselling Canterbury. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Contact Sabine Hawkins

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.

Firstly, alongside my own private work, I have many years’ experience working within both acute and forensic NHS  mental health wards. Secondly, I’m a practicing therapist for ‘Harmony Trust’  providing therapy for those coping with cancer or other life changing illnesses.

Thirdly, 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 through 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. Consequently, I have learnt that value of talking to someone unbiased because who won’t judge. Most importantly, having someone sit and listen patiently to you, 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 of trust and rapport between us is key to successful counselling. My aim is to help you find a greater understanding of yourself and any issues you face. Most importantly I will help you achieve where you decide you want to get to or changeyou to find a more positive way forward

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.

Ethical standards

I subscribe to and work within the NCS code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework. In addition, I undertake regular professional development and supervision. Alongside holding professional indemnity insurance.

If you seeking medication, a medical diagnosis or medical report. An  appointment with your GP or a Consultant Psychiatrist would be more appropriate.

I offer help and support for any type of problem, such as anxiety, depression, anger and bereavement. In addtion to  relationship problems, jealousy or stress.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Debra.  Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Contact Debra Osborne

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 am a fully qualified counsellor and member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) providing counselling for both adults and children.

I have 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 and goals.

I am a fully qualified ‘Relate’ trained couple counsellor as well as having my own private counselling Maidstone practice. I also have vast experience in working with children in secondary schools, colleges and pupil referral unit; providing counselling and support to help them talk through any difficulties they may be facing, such as anxiety, bullying, self-harm, complex family situations or dealing with challenging emotions.

I consider myself to be warm, approachable and non-judgemental, with a down to earth, practical approach. I provide a safe, confidential setting in order for you talk through any issues you may be facing and 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.

I subscribe to and work within the UKCP code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework and undertake 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 us via CBT and Counselling Kent today.

Tara Cratchley

Tonbridge Practice

Counselling Tonbridge – Adult and Child 

 

My name is Tara Cratchley and I am based at CBT and Counselling Tonbridge practice. I am a fully qualified BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) accredited therapist. I provide counselling, psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for both adults and children.

My experience at counselling Tonbridge spans over 15 years, in a variety of settings. Ranging from primary to secondary schools, colleges, community mental health services and my own private practice. I have also worked in acute and forensic settings, in which people are detained under ‘The Mental Health Act’. I use this knowlede, experience and understanding to further help me in my own work. I’m also a qualified relationship counsellor.

How I can help

My nature is warm and approachable and I don’t believe ‘one size fits all’. I will tailor my approach to suit your individual needs. I have a successful track record in helping people achieve the goals by providing confidential, non-judgemental support.  Together we will explore any issues you may have in order to gain a greater understanding of yourself to help you move forward more positively.

I am also a qualified counsellor supervisor, which means I am trained in supervising other therapists who work with young people.

I subscribe to and work within the UKCP 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 anxiety counselling Tonbridge. Depression counselling Tonbridge. Child counselling Tonbridge. Anger Management Tonbridge. Relationship problems Tonbridge.

If you would like to make an appointment with Tara at counselling Tonbridge then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request an appointment

Sally Cloke

Brabourne Practice

Adult & Child Counselling Ashford (Brabourne)

 

My name is Sally Cloke and I’m fully qualified therapist in both adult and child counselling Ashford.

I am a BACP (British Association Counsellors & Psychotherapists) accredited ‘Integrative Counsellor’. This means I draw upon a wide range of different therapeutic approaches to meet your individual needs. My aim is to build a trusting, non-judgemental therapeutic relationship between us. This should enable you to feel deeply understood and fully accepted for who you are.

I have gained a wealth of experience counselling across private, public and voluntary sectors. I consider myself to be warm, approachable and kind with an aim to provide a safe, confidential environment. When therapy is of high quality it means you will feel much better placed to want to open up and talk through what is troubling you. With my help you will achieve a better understanding of yourself. This understanding builds confidence, leading you to be more able to identify your own solutions to the problems you face. This feeling of empowerment will enable you to move past any problematic thoughts or feelings. This will result in you moving forward in a more positive way.

Child counselling Ashford

I have vast experience providing counselling for both children and young people in both residential and fostering settings. Outside of my private therapy, I also work with young people who are statemented with Autism.

Not only do I offer a safe space to talk, I also provide a range of creative resources depending on the needs of the child. In my experience, younger children benefit from having opportunities to work in a creative way. The use of a range of materials such as clay, drawing or playing games encourages them to open up. Young people often find it more comfortable to express their thoughts and concerns when the focus is not directed at them. I work to empower a child and encourage self-expression.

I believe that the building of an open and honest relationship between myself and the young person, provides an environment where they can be really honest, without a fear of being judged. It is important for children to feel properly heard and fully accepted to enable them to move forward. More about counselling for children

Ethics

I subscribe to and work within the UKCP Code of Ethics and the BACP Ethical Framework and undertake regular professional development. I also hold  professional indemnity insurance.

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

If you would like to make an appointment to see Sally for either adult or child counselling Ashford (Brabourne) then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent todayRequest an appointment

Katie Harris

Ashford Practice

Counselling Ashford

 

My name is Katie Harris and I’m a fully qualified counsellor based at CBT and Counselling Ashford practice. I’m a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

I have a wealth of experience counselling both adults and children, with problems such as anxiety, depression or relationship issues. I’m also experienced in more the specialised areas of therapy. Including rape, historical sexual abuse and bereavement counselling. These different specialisms require me to work in different ways therapeutically. Depending on a persons individual needs.

I consider myself empathic, warm and non-judgemental way. My aim is to help you feel at ease so you are able to speak openly about the problems you are facing. The relationship between the therapist and the individual is one of the most important parts of the therapy process. I will help you try and identify any unhelpful patterns of behaviour that you may be unaware of so keep repeating. Together we will work on making the any changes you feel necessary.

It will be your safe, confidential space to be able talk about whatever you need to enable you to move forward more positively.

I work diversely and have vast experience working with mixed cultures, same gender relationships, families and friendships. No problem is too big or too small.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe to and works within the UKCP Code of Ethics and the BACP Ethical Framework. I also undertakes regular professional development, 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

If you would like to make an appointment to see Katie at CBT and Counselling Ashford then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent Today. Request to see Katie

Lynn Garbutt

Egerton Practice

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Ashford

 

My name is Lynn Garbutt an experienced therapist based at both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Ashford and Egerton practices.

I’m qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for adults. Specialising in Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) which comes under the CBT therapy umbrella. I undertook my diploma at ‘The College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’- Regents University, London.

At cognitive behavioural therapy Ashford I pride myself on offering a confidential, warm and supportive environment. I will help you explore your concerns and establish what might be stopping you moving forward. I consider myself sincere, practical and encouraging. My aim is to help you understand the relationship between beliefs, feelings and thoughts. Because these will be having an effect on your emotional well-being.

I will take an active role in helping your with your particular concerns. My approach is based on empathy and understanding and the belief that you are the person who knows the most about your own experiences. It’s important to consider you as a whole person in order to properly understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I will work with you to help you make sense of any overwhelming problems you might have by breaking them down into smaller parts to bring about positive change.

My Background

My career began as a tutor teaching literacy and numeracy within Adult Education and the prison service. It was here that I gained valuable experience teaching both young adults and mature students. I soon realised that students often needed further support to overcome barriers which prevented them learning effectively. Issues such as – anger, low self-esteem, stress and/or a lack of confidence.  It was during that time that I became interested in CBT and that this type therapy could help students with their barriers to learning,

I also have experience working on a voluntary basis with The ‘Silver Line’ charity – a befriending service helping people to combat loneliness. This means supporting people of different ages and walks of life who found themselves lonely and isolated for a variety of reasons.  Particularly when they had a significant life change. I’m also a ‘Silver Line’ trainer working with new volunteers to become ‘Silver Line’ befrienders like myself.

Qualifications

PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT/REBT)

I subscribe to and works within the UKCP Code of Ethics and the BACP Ethical Framework and undertakes regular professional development. Alongside  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.

I provide cognitive behavioural therapy Ashford for problems such as anxiety,  depression, anger or jealousy and so on.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Lynn at Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Ashford then please contact us via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request an appointment to see Lynn

Sian Jones

Ashford Practice

CBT Ashford

 

My name is Sian Jones BSc (hons) and I’m a fully qualified Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based at CBT Ashford. I have extensive counselling experience but specialise in CBT therapy and relationship counselling.  I practice ‘Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy’ (REBT) which falls under the cognitive behavioural therapy umbrella.

Research conistently that the single most powerful factor in therapy, is the strength of relationship between the client and therapist. I like to think that my kind, empathetic, straightforward approach will help you develop an understanding of yourself and support you to work through the problems you face.

How I can help?

My therapy is carried out in a warm, confidential and supportive environment. I will help you explore your concerns and establish what might be stopping you moving forward. I will help you understand the relationship between your beliefs, feelings and thoughts. Because they will be having an effect on your emotional well-being.

Together we will rationalise your situation so you are able to see the wood from the trees. This will enable you clarity of mind and help reduce any confusion. It’s not about forcing you to take a particular course of action, it’s about empowering you to have choice.

The building of a trusting relationship with is one of the most important factors in order for you to feel comfortable enough to discuss your feelings. I regularly receive feedback people don’t want a counsellor to just sit there and nod, waiting for you to speak. Therefore, I always take an active part in the conversation and the process of recovery and change.

Experience

Outside of my therapeutic experience, my background is within the corporate world of ‘Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd’ where I worked for many years in a variety of management roles. This might appear far removed from what I do now.

However, I firmly believe the training, structure and discipline I gained during this time has contributed greatly in my becoming a successful Counsellor. I also feel that my exposure in this type of environment has enabled me view of a ‘wider’ world and not just that of a therapy room.

I took the decision to change direction and pursue a career in counselling. Over a 10 year period, whilst working full time. I undertook a degree in Psychology in order to train to become a psychotherapist, counsellor and a CBT Therapist.

Qualifications

BSC (hons) Psychology (Course accredited by the British Psychological Society)
PGCert Psychotherapy
Cert Counselling Skills
PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

I subscribe to and work within the UKCP Code of Ethics and the BACP Ethical Framework and undertake regular professional development, 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

I provide CBT therapy and counselling for problems such as anxiety, depression, anger, jealousy or relationship problems.

If you would like to make an appointment with Sian for CBT therapy Ashford or Counselling Ashford then please contact us at CBT and Counselling today. Request an appointment

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