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Sarah Warrington

Sevenoaks Practice

Adult Counselling Sevenoaks

 

My name is Sarah Warrington and I am a fully qualified ‘Integrative Psychotherapist’ and adult counsellor based at CBT and Counselling Sevenoaks. I have over five years’ experience working in private practice with both couples and individuals.

Being an ‘Integrative Counsellor’ means I am trained in many different theoretical approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This means I can tailor my approach to the style which best suits you and your needs.

I am also trained in working with trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in addition to being qualified to use the ‘Rewind Technique’. This is a non-intrusive, safe and highly effective psychological method for detraumatising people, which can also be used for removing phobias.

How I can help

I believe, to get the most out of counselling, it’s important to find a therapist that is right for you. You will need someone that you connect with and feel comfortable and secure enough to open up to.

The feedback I receive is that I quickly help people to feel at ease and relaxed. My warm, down to earth approach will enable you to feel safe and supported in order to be honest about how you really feel and what you would like to change.

We will work with the past, present and the future –

Present – where are you now, what is going on in your life, what has bought you to counselling?
Past – what has happened in your past that may be affecting your present?
Future – where do you want to be?

Using the information gained during our sessions along with the appropriate tools. We will look at how we can do things differently to improve the future

Ethical standards

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Alongside being an accredited member of the NCS (National Counselling Society)

I also undertake regular professional development and supervision as well as having professional indemnity insurance.

I work diversely with vast experience working with mixed cultures, same gender relationships, families and friendships.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Sarah at Counselling Sevenoaks then please contact her via CBT & Counselling Kent today. Request to see Sarah

 

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

Allie Markantonis

West Malling & Canterbury Practice

Counselling West Malling

 

Hello, my name is Allie Markantonis and I’m a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor based at CBT & Counselling West Malling. 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.

My approach to therapy

At counselling 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.

Ethical Standards

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

Annie Thompson

Bexley Practice

Counselling & CBT Bexley

 

My name is Annie Thompson and I’m a fully qualified Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) based at CBT Bexley. My accreditation is by both the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and the NCS (National Counselling Society). I offer many forms of therapy for both adults and children from age 5+.

My experience of counselling and CBT Bexley spans over 12 years. This has been in a variety of voluntary sector settings including disadvantaged young adults as well as in my own private practice.

Counselling for children

I’m highly experienced in counselling children, in both primary and secondary school, supporting them through any difficulties they may be facing. These include anxiety, anger, bullying, self-harm, low self-esteem, relationship issues and friendship problems.

I will help your child feel really ‘heard’ and understood in order to help them move forward in a more positive way. This may be achieved in a fun creative way using games, Lego, emotion cards, art therapy or just simply talking.

Counselling for adults

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 your issues, whilst providing you with the tools to enable you move forward more positively.

The therapy I provide is not a specific model, instead I will tailor my approach to suit your individual needs. I have a successful track record in helping people achieve their goals by providing confidential, non-judgemental support. I also email homework so that the work continues between sessions.

Ethical standards

My work is within the BACP ethical framework and I undertake regular professional development and supervision as well as having professional indemnity insurance.

Anxiety counselling Bexley. Depression counselling Bexley. Child counselling Bexley. Anger Management Bexley. Relationship problems Bexley.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Annie contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request to see Annie

Beverley Simpkins

Sevenoaks & West Wickham Practice

Counselling and CBT Sevenoaks

 

My name is Beverley Simpkins and I’m fully qualified adult Counsellor and CBT therapist based at CBT Sevenoaks and West Wickham.

I hold a diploma in both ‘Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling’ and in ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)’. I’m accredited by the NCS (National Counselling Society) and a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

Along with my work in private practice for over the last seven years, I also have experience working with the charity ‘Mind’.

How I can help

‘Integrative therapy’ means I don’t believe that one approach fits everybody. Instead I draw upon a wide range of elements from specific therapies, depending on your individual needs.  I will provide you the space to allow you to explore your concerns in a calm, supportive, confidential environment, at your pace.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) looks at how our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are all linked. Therefore, if we think negative or upsetting thoughts, we will then feel negative or upset. We are then likely to behave in a way that reinforces those thoughts and strengthens the feelings, which becomes a vicious cycle. I will help you break that cycle.

The relationship between you and I is key to your success. Therefore, it’s important that you feel comfortable enough to share your thoughts and feelings with me. And safe enough to talk about anything you choose, however painful that might be.

I do understand that counselling might feel quite daunting at first. Which is why I will do everything I can to help you feel relaxed. People I have seen in the past, have told me that my warm, down to earth approach makes them feel at ease straight away.

People seek counselling for variety of reasons and no problem is too big or too small. Perhaps you are lacking in confidence or have low self-esteem. Maybe you feel depressed or have relationship problems. I will work with to help you get to where you want to get to and feel more in control of your life.

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 would like to book an appointment to come and see me at CBT Sevenoaks or counselling West Wickham. Please contact me via CBT & Counselling Kent today. Request to see Beverley

 

 

Charlene Douglas

Gravesend Practice

Adult & Child Counselling Gravesend

 

My name is Charlene Douglas and I’m a fully qualified ‘Psychodynamic Counsellor’ based at CBT & Counselling Gravesend. I’m a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and work with both adults and children age 11+ on a wide range of difficulties.

Psychodynamic counselling is a therapeutic approach that embraces the work of all analytic therapies. I also practice elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in my work, where relevant, in order to help you move forward.

Over the last 15 years I have worked in numerous counselling related environments. Supporting young people and adults to work through their challenges. I understand life can be lonely at times and we might feel as though everyone else has lives that run smoothly. Anxiety, depression, stress and so on, can feel debilitating at times. I will work with you to help you get to where you want to be

Child counselling Gravesend

My experience of child counselling has been achieved in secondary and higher education settings. I have worked with hundreds of young people who have experienced traumatic events related to abuse, sexual exploitation, anxiety or addiction etc.

The feedback I have received is that I’m someone they can ‘really talk to’. Someone who is ‘on their side’. I will work patiently with your child to help them find better ways of coping with any difficult situation they are experiencing. Then help them move forward more positively.

Adult Counselling

I understand that it might feel quite daunting making the first contact with a counsellor. However, rest assured, I will provide an environment where you can feel really safe to express exactly what you are experiencing – without the fear of being judged. I cover any emotional difficulty, with a particular focus on sex and relationships. Perhaps you are experiencing issues with sexual dysfunctions, a lack of sexual desire or confusion around sexual identity. Or maybe you finding it difficult to find or sustain a relationship.

Together, we will explore what you are really feeling and why then work on helping you find a way forward.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe to and work within the ethical frameworks of both the BACP and COSRT (College of sex and relationship therapies). Clinical supervision is undertaken on a monthly basis. Alongside regular participation in continued professional development (CPD).

I hold professional and public indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to come and see me for either adult Counselling Gravesend or child counselling Gravesend. Please contact me via CBT and Counselling Kent today.  Request to see Charlene

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

 

Debbie Fletcher

Bromley Practice

Adult and Child Counselling Bromley

 

My name is Debbie Fletcher and I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based at CBT and Counselling Bromley. I’m a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) providing counselling for both adults and children age 11+.

Being an integrative counsellor means I don’t believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Instead I draw upon a range of different elements of specific therapies depending on your individual needs. Integrative therapists take the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations.

I understand that taking the first step to come for counselling may seem a little daunting at first. However, my aim to make your counselling experience as positive and effective as possible.

Counselling and CBT for adults

I have over 18 years’ experience of working in private practice. I provide sensitive, confidential therapy for when you are experiencing problems you are finding difficult to resolve on your own. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is particularly helpful if you are suffering from negative emotions such as depression, anxiety, phobias or panic disorder. Working together using CBT I will help you challenge negative patterns of thought about yourself and the world and thus change unwanted patterns of behaviour.

Counselling for children

Since qualifying in 2002 I have worked as a counsellor in a number of junior and senior schools. Here I gained extensive experience working with children and young people with a wide range of difficulties. Such as: – low self-esteem, anxiety, exam stress, family problems and bereavement. I will help your child feel listened to, understood and supported. I will assist them in working through any difficulties they are facing in order to move them forward to more positively.

Ethical standards

I subscribe and work to the BACP code of ethics, which includes undertaking continuous professional development and clinical supervision.

I provide help and support for any type of problem such as anxiety, bereavement, depression, anger issues, relationship problems and stress.

Anxiety counselling Bromley. Depression counselling Bromley. Child counselling Bromley. Anger Management Bromley. Relationship problems Bromley.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Debbie and Counselling Bromley then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Link –Request to see Debbie

Dr Tim Burns

Whistable Practice

Psychotherapy Canterbury & Whitstable

 

My name is Dr Tim Burns MSc psych.  I’m an accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) offering counselling and psychotherapy Canterbury & Whitstable.

My background has been within adult mental health over the last 15 years. The majority of which, in primary care mental health services.

I am trained in ‘integrative psychotherapy’ which means I take the view that there is no single approach that suits everybody during therapy. Therefore, I bring together different elements of specific therapies to suit your individual needs.

I also practice ‘interpersonal psychotherapy’ which is a focused, evidence-based approach to treat mood disorders. In addition, my MSc level qualification in Psychology adds a deeper psychological understanding during my work.

How I can help

I’m a compassionate person who strives to provide a safe, supportive non-judgemental environment. I will help you talk through your problems and process difficult life events.

I can assist in the processing of complex or traumatic experiences – both in childhood and adulthood. In addition, I cover a wide range of emotional issues. Such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties and loss or bereavement for example.

We will work collaboratively to establish your goal and I will tailor the therapy to suit your specific requirements.

My training allows me to draw upon both attachment and communication theories to help you gain a deeper understanding of how your emotional/psychological issues began. The processing of issues and life events enables the building of coping strategies which will help you effectively manage any on-going symptoms.

Ethical standards

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

If you would like to make an appointment to see me at Psychotherapy  Canterbury or Whitstable.  Please contact me via CBT &  Counselling Kent today. Request to see Tim

 

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

Jonathan Winternheimer

Canterbury & Whitstable Practice

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Canterbury & Whitstable

 

My name is Jonathan Winternheimer MSc and I’m a fully qualified Counsellor based at Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Canterbury and Whitstable. I’m also a qualified marriage, family, and child therapist (age 11).

I have extensive counselling experience and specialise in ‘Systemic’ based therapy. Which seeks to understand the individual in relationship with others, rather than in isolation.

I also practice ‘Acceptance and Commitment Therapy’ (ACT) which is considered the third wave of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. (ACT) is an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy that stems from traditional behaviour therapy. ‘Acceptance and Commitment Therapy’ invites you to open up to unpleasant feelings and learn not to overreact to them. It teaches you not to avoid situations where these feelings are evoked. And instead learn to accept them.

How I can help

At cognitive behavioural therapy Canterbury, I work to build and sustain a supportive and non-judgmental relationship with you. Therefore, you will feel accepted, valued and understood. This relationship provides the basis for exploring whatever difficulties you are experiencing.

Sometimes it can be difficult to talk to friends and family. We often fear rejection or judgement. Or we may feel we are protecting them by not sharing our innermost feelings. My aim is to support you in exploring whatever issues you choose to talk about.

I will provide you with an environment that will encourage self-discovery and remind you of your unique inner-resilience and inspire you to bring about positive change.

Experience

I have 10 years’ experience having previously worked in substance misuse and local and national counselling services.

Outside of my therapeutic experience, I have worked in the Commercial and Charity Sectors in a variety of management roles. I also had the privilege of working with a children’s charity as an Executive Director, which encouraged me to return to university and retrain as a counsellor.

Qualifications

MSc Counselling and Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy
Experiential Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

I subscribe to and work within the UKCP Code of Ethics and the AFT Code of Ethics and Practice and undertake regular clinical supervision and 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 me at Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Canterbury or Whitstable then please contact me at CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request to see Jonathan

 

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

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’m 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

Sally Cloke

Brabourne Practice

Adult & Child Counselling Ashford (Brabourne)

 

My name is Sally Cloke and I’m fully qualified therapist for both adult and child counselling Ashford. I’m a BACP (British Association Counsellors & Psychotherapists) accredited ‘Integrative Counsellor which 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, which 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.

Adult counselling Ashford

I consider myself to be warm, approachable and kind with an aim to provide a safe, confidential environment. In other words, when the quality of therapy is high quality you will feel much better placed 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

Alongside working with children in private practice, I also have experience counselling children in both residential and fostering settings and young people 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 your child. In my experience, younger children benefit from having opportunities to work in a creative way. Therefore, I use a range of materials such as clay, drawing or games to encourage them to open up. Above all young people are more comfortable when the focus is directed away from them. I work to empower a child and encourage self-expression.

In conclusion, an open relationship between therapist and child provides an environment where they feel safe enough to be honest, without a fear of being judged. When your child feels properly heard and fully understood, they are able to move forward more positively. More about counselling for children

Ethical standards

I subscribe to and work within the UKCP Code of Ethics and the BACP Ethical Framework and undertake regular professional development. Alongside holding 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). Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request an appointment

Sara O’Donnell

Maidstone Practice

Adult Counselling & CBT Maidstone

 

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

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

Sj Mason

Gravesend Practice

Adult & Child Counselling Gravesend

 

My name is Sj Mason and I am based at CBT and Counselling Gravesend practice. I’m a fully qualified family therapist, providing counselling, psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for both adults and children age 12+.

My experience at counselling Gravesend spans over 10 years. This has been in a variety of voluntary sector settings including foster care and disadvantaged young adults. I have one adult and two teenage sons so have personal experience with the difficulties that the different life stages can bring.

I am also trained to practice the ‘Rewind Technique’ which is used to help reverse the after effects of trauma or PTSD.  It is common for behavioural symptoms in children to stem from a previous trauma.  Rewind is a fast, non-intrusive technique for both adults and children and an effective tool for the treatment of all types of trauma and phobias.

Counselling for children

As a qualified family therapist I am trained to look at the whole system. This means I  will endeavour to work closely with the whole family if and when required. I work holistically rather than clinically, building a safe, secure environment for your child. Therefore, enhancing the therapeutic work we will do together.

My aim is to become more of a mentor, role model, friend etc for your child rather than a ‘therapist’. I do this in a fun creative way using games and crafts or by incorporating their likes/hobbies. Before I start work with you child I will arrange to have a telephone conversation with you in order to gain a background of the problems your child is experiencing.

Counselling for adults

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 your issues, whilst providing you with the tools to enable you move forward more positively. The therapy I provide is not a specific mode, instead 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.

Ethical standards

My work is within 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 as anxiety, bereavement, depression, anger issues, relationship problems and stress.

Anxiety counselling Gravesend. Depression counselling Gravesend. Child counselling Gravesend. Anger Management Gravesend. Relationship problems Gravesend.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Sj contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request to see Sj

 

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

 

Tracey Neale

Canterbury Practice

EMDR Canterbury

 

My name is Tracey Neale and I’m a trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) practitioner at EMDR Canterbury. I’m also a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist at CBT and Counselling Canterbury.

Integrative counselling means I draw on a number of different therapeutic theories depending on your individual needs.

Counselling is a talking therapy that will support you in exploring your past experiences and help you recognise any negative patterns, often formed in childhood.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is based on the theory that our thoughts, feelings and behaviour are all connected. Therefore, if we change one of these we can alter the others. CBT is effective for all kinds of mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and anger.

EMDR: Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing involves the identification of unprocessed traumatic or other distressing experiences that are continuing to drive an individual’s psychological disturbance. EMDR is effective in treating a wide range of mental health problems. For more information – click EMDR Association

My experience

I have over ten years’ experience as a practicing therapist, working within private practice and the ‘NHS IAPT’ (Increased Access to Psychological Therapies) services.

How I can help

I firmly believe that my own personal experiences have contributed to me being a warm, empathetic counsellor. So I will support you in exploring your difficulties and help you understand where they might have originated. We will also look at how you feel about yourself and the world around you.  This will all be achieved through a confidential, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship. Working together we will help you bring about a positive change.

My expertise is with individuals experiencing problems such as stress & anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Along with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and childhood trauma. Similarly in bereavement, eating disorders and alcohol, drug and gambling addictions.

I also have experience in working with issues include sexual orientation, gender, relationships, self-esteem, family dynamics.

Ethical standards

I’m accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework.

I undertake regular professional development and supervision as well as having professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Tracey at EMDR Canterbury or for counselling or CBT Canterbury. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request to see Tracey

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

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