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Katherine Keen – Adult/Child

Sevenoaks & West Malling Practice

Adult and Child Counselling Sevenoaks & West Malling

 

Hello, my name is Katherine and I’m a fully qualified adult and young person therapist.  I have a level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a BSc in Psychology and a Diploma in Counselling for Children and Young People.  I’m also a registered member of the BACP, so therefore adhere to their code of ethics.

I consider myself a calm, compassionate and gentle therapist – who fully listens – in order to understand.

CBT and Counselling for adults

 

My core training is in the Person-Centred, Humanistic Approach. Which takes the view, that given the right support, everyone can reach their full potential. As a person-centred therapist, I will value and accept you, just as you are. I will also endeavour to step into your world, in order to try and see things from your perspective. The person-centred approach benefits individuals in many ways, such as increasing self-awareness, improving self-esteem, self-acceptance and a sense of empowerment.

I will support you to tell your story and help you explore your day to day experiences so you find a more positive way forward

I provide the time and space for you to be able to on YOU with no interruptions. You will be able to talk about anything and everything, without judgement. Together, we will find a way for you to find a greater understanding of yourself and your behaviours, where certain behaviours may originate from and provide you with coping mechanisms for the future.

I’m experienced in problems such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and gender issues. Also problems with relationships, post-natal depression, the menopause, bereavement, abuse, family relationships/issues, body-image and trauma.  Self-esteem, attachment, self-harm, LGBTQ+, depression, anxiety and relationships

Counselling for young people

 

I work with children and young people from the age of 8. I inititally qualified as a teacher in 2003 and have worked with students from year 1  to Year 13. I’m  experienced in working with young people with every type of problem.

My experience has included work on issues such as: self-esteem, attachment, self-harm, depression, anxiety, relationships with others. Along with trauma, adjustment to social/foster care and adverse childhood experiences. I also have many years of experience, working with children and young people with an ASD or ADHD diagnosis.

I use a range of techniques which are tailored to each young person’ unique and individual needs. With younger children I might use a variety of techniques, such as drawing, story-boards, images, music and painting. Along with therapy cards, games, mindfulness and meditation.  These techniques help to create an open, relaxed and trusting environment, in which children can begin to explore and make sense of their feelings.

With older children, I offer a similar creative but more structured approach during therapy, depending on their age and specific needs. . Together, we learn about who they are, what helps them and what holds them back. I am there to listen and fully accept them, offering a non-judgemental space that’s just for them.

I am continually learning and participating in continuing professional development. Recent training includes: Suicide and self-harm, Working with narcissistic personality disorders. Supporting children through grief. Internal Family Systems model.Trauma and shame. Online and telephone counselling, safeguarding and prevention training.

Ethical standards

 

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I adhere to their ethical framework. I also undertake regular clinical supervision, professional development and hold full professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Katherine for Adult or child  Counselling Sevenoaks or West Malling. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Book here now

 

 

 

Cesare Saguato – Adult Therapist

Gillingham Practice

Counselling Gillingham

 

Hello, my name is Cesare Saguato and I’m a fully qualified NHS trained Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor based at CBT and Counselling Gillingham. I am also a Clinical Supervisor and Mindfulness and Compassion Teacher and have over 15 years’ experience. I’m a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), the British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA), and I am on the Professional Standards Authority accredited register.

I have experience helping people with many issues including: anxiety, panic attacks, low mood and depression. Along with stress management, self-compassion, traumas, domestic abuse, relationship and family issues. As well as overthinking, burnout, and crisis of values and meaning. Which is often caused by critical life events (e.g. a perceived failure, illness, death, divorce, or job loss). This can link with a loss of one’s sense of coherence in life, issues of identity, self-worth, self-esteem, and questioning life’s purpose.

My training in mindfulness, self-compassion and integrative psychotherapeutic counselling, enables me to weave together an approach that best suits your needs. Helping you meet whatever challenges you are currently facing with more clarity, kindness and resourcefulness. Empowering you to make the choices and changes you are looking to make to live a more content and fulfilling life.

So, whether you are looking to make defined changes in your life. Or perhaps less clear about your current experience and would like a more open exploration. Rest assured, the style, structure and pace of the sessions will be in line with your specific needs and goals.

My approach to therapy

 

I enjoy working with people from any background, culture or sexual orientation. My belief is that that all humans appreciate understanding, kindness and connection and wish to move towards greater well-being. Even if we don’t have the right, supportive conditions to help us – when they are put in place – movement towards greater happiness will occur naturally. The evidence is clear; in that a good, supportive, therapeutic relationship is shown to catalyse change and growth.

My approach to therapy is holistic. Which means I take a view of the whole person, including how the mind, body and environment all influence our lived experience. I believe, that ultimately, we are the experts on ourselves. However, I will be there to provide an open, accepting, empathic, safe and confidential space to help you explore your situation.

As our therapeutic relationship develops, I will help you develop more self-awareness, clarity and kindness towards your experience. Alongside exploring the choices you make with regard to how you relate to your inner and outer worlds. Then together, we will explore strategies in order for you implement the changes you have chosen

If you begin therapy with me, you are not expect to share everything once; only what you feel comfortable with. As a therapist grounded in the Person-Centred approach, I will follow your lead so we go at your chosen pace. You are  welcome to feedback your experience of the therapy with me, so we can ensure it is meeting your needs at all times.

Background and experience

 

My work has been in a variety of settings dealing with a wide range of human difficulties and experiences. These include colleges, prisons, workplaces and in my own private practice. I also work as a clinical supervisor in a number of settings, supporting other therapists with their work. Addionally,  I run workshops and courses in mindfulness, compassion and mental health awareness in the public, private and charity sectors.

Ethical Standards

As a member of the BACP and BAMBA I adhere to their Ethical frameworks. I am fully insured and engage in continuing professional development. I also monthly peer and clinical supervision.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Cesare at Counselling Sidcup. Please click here now

Ronak Motlagh – Adult Therapist

Sidcup Practice

Counselling Sidcup

 

Hi, my name is Ronak, and I am a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist based at CBT and Counselling Sidcup. I hold a Masters (Level 7) in Psychodynamic Counselling from Goldsmiths University and I’m a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). I provide Counselling and Psychotherapy to adults and offer both open-ended and short-term Counselling, CBT Therapy and Psychotherapy to adult.

I’m multilingual and offer therapy in English, German and Farsi (Persian/Iranian)

My approach to therapy

I have a clinical background in Psychodynamic Counselling which means that some aspects of our work together will focus on identifying how your past experiences and relationships may have shaped you. This is a process which supports a deeper understanding of the difficulties you may be currently experiencing and thus offers a chance to process and find new and creative ways to manage these issues.

I understand that everyone is different, and what works for one person may not necessarily work for another. Therefore, I’m flexible in my clinical approach and have adapted a more integrative way of working. This means that I will be drawing from different clinical approaches which will help support you within your journey. An example could be, we may begin by agreeing to work within a short-term setting, using a more practical guided framework such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). If needed we could then move to a more explorative and in-depth way of working. This will allow us to tackle any issues that may need more time, and can therefore be addressed within an open-ended setting.

In my experience; complex issues such as trauma amongst others require and benefit from a more open-ended setting. The length of the sessions, alongside which modalities are to be prioritised during our work together, will be discussed at the beginning of our first session. However, this can always be reviewed, and if necessary, adjusted.

My background/experience

I gained my clinical experience throughout different sectors. These included, charities providing intercultural counselling and psychotherapy to individuals. Along with private counselling as well as within the educational setting. I have also gained clinical experiences working within private as well as the educational setting.  Some of the issues I support clients through are trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, career and study related stress. I have also worked with clients who suffer from perfectionism, neurodiversity – such as Aspergers syndrome and autism, self-esteem, relationship difficulties and alcohol misuse. I am also experienced in PTSD, isolation, cultural displacement, and chronic health issues including chronic fatigue syndrome and insomnia.

Ethical Standards

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I adhere to their ethical framework. I also undertake regular clinical supervision, professional development and hold full professional indemnity insurance. If you would like to make an appointment to see Ronak for Counselling Sidcup. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Book here now

 

Amanda Drury – Adult Therapist

Maidstone Practice

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Maidstone

 

Hello, my name is Amanda Drury and I’m a highly experienced Counsellor and CBT therapist. I offer both face to face and online sessions at CBT and Counselling Kent’s Maidstone practice.

I have Masters degree in ‘Social Psychology’ a Bachelor’s degree in ‘Counselling & Psychotherapy’ and a level 5 certification in Counselling. I’m also accredited by the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).

When we first meet

Starting therapy can be daunting for anyone, whether you’ve had prior experience of counselling or not. Our first meeting is about getting to know each other and building a rapport. I will take time to understanding your unique needs and expectations. Together, we will establish a relationship based on openness, trust and respect. There’s no rush,  we will work at a pace that is comfortable for you.

The way I work

Prior to me training to become a psychotherapist, my background was in Neurology. This greatly influenced my approach to working with clients. today. I believe it’s essential to comprehend not just what you think or feel but also how these processes occur. By understanding the “how,” we can employ proven strategies for lasting change and a more fulfilling life. Therapy is not a ‘one size fits all’ process and while I primarily focus on CBT, I recognise the importance of integrating methods from other therapies to support your journey.

Common reasons people seek therapy

Over the course of my 13-year career, I’ve encountered diverse challenges, and no two problems are ever the same. My expertise encompasses working with issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, stress, OCD, addiction and more. I firmly believe that each problem is unique to the individual and as a result, the solutions are tailored accordingly. My specialisation lies in trauma, as it touches everyone’s life in some form or another. Addressing the root of trauma and reprocessing it through CBT is highly effective for anxiety and depression stemming from traumatic experiences.

Ethical Standards

As an accredited member of BACP, I uphold their ethical standards in my practice. I prioritise the well-being of my clients and engage in bi-weekly clinical supervision while also maintaining professional indemnity insurance. Your trust and welfare are of utmost importance to me, and I am committed to providing ethical and responsible therapy services.

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Jackie Hare – Adult Therapist

Chatham Practice

About Jackie Hare – Adult Counselling Chatham

 

Hello my name is Jackie and I hold a ‘CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in ‘Therapeutic Counselling’ and I am based at CBT and Counselling Chatham.  I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy)

I am also a qualified CBT Counsellor which can support you to understand
negative thoughts, beliefs and behaviours which can impact our everyday life.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is used to break the cycle of negative or irrational thoughts and challenge behaviour and beliefs in a positive way.

By working with you and giving you techniques and tools to use inside and outside of the therapy room you can start to gain back control over these thoughts and beliefs in a positive way and gain meaning and understanding to your negative thoughts.”

I do understand, that for some people, it can feel like an incredibly brave step seeking counselling. However, please rest assured, that I will do my very best to put your mind at rest by answering any questions, doubts or worries you might have.

My idea of creating an effective therapeutic relationship between us is to ensure you have a safe, calm space to enable you to talk both openly and honestly. I appreciate, that there are times in all of our lives that things can seem overwhelming or too big to manage alone. So, I will be there to make sure feel heard, understood and validated without judgement.

I am passionate about helping people work through their problems so they can move forward more positively. Therefore, at the beginning first session, I will ask what you hope to achieve through having therapy. That’s if you know of course. It’s okay if you don’t, together will explore your thoughts and feelings so you are able to have some clarity. Whether your issues are from everyday life stresses. Or perhaps past events are still having a negative impact on your life now. It doesn’t matter what it is, no problem is too big or too small if it is troubling you. I also have a special interest in Miscarriage and infant Loss as well as post-partum depression.

How I can help you

My approach to therapy is ‘Person-Centred’, which means I will create a safe, trusting space where ‘you’ are at the heart of every session. You choose the focus each week, bringing anything you feel

My role as your therapist is to guide you on your journey. I will support you throughout whilst maintaining confidentiality and respect for the things you share with me.

Although sometimes people feel uncertain about seeking therapy, I can reassure you that counselling can put you on a path to positive change. Most people wish they had sought therapy months, if not years, before. That doesn’t alter the fact that counselling can be challenging at times. There may be tears, but there will also be laughter and every emotion in between. We will work through these emotions together. I will have plenty of tissues on standby just in case!

Ethical Standards

As a member of BACP I subscribe to their code of ethics. This includes undertaking continuous professional development and clinical Supervision. I also hold professional indemnity insurance in order to be able to practice.

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

If you would like to make an appointment to see Jackie at CBT and Counselling Chatham then please contact via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Link – Request an appointment

 

 

Victoria Greenwood – Adult Therapist

Folkestone Practice

Adult Counselling Folkestone

 

Hello my name is Victoria Greenwood or Vickie as you will get to know me and I am based at CBT and Counselling Folkestone. I hold a diploma in ‘Professional Counselling’ and practice ‘Integrative Therapy’. Which means I draw upon a wide range of modalities during my work. This might include ‘Psychodynamic’ and ‘Person -Centred ‘ approaches. Alongside the use of ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ (CBT) to help you move forward. The use of this wide range of approaches enables me to adapt my style to suit your individual needs.

The therapeutic relationship we develop is of the upmost importance. Therefore, I will endeavour to quickly build a rapport between us, so you feel safe enough to share what is going on for you. I will never judge you. But I will gently encourage you to share your experiences with me. Together, we will work through your problems so you are able to find clarity and structure in your life once more.

I specialise in mental health and neurodiversity; which is the range of differences in individual brain function and behavioural traits.  The experience of this, both professionally and personally has given me extensive knowledge in both areas. I have a particular interest in trauma and obesity and use a range of CBT techniques to deliver this therapy. My experience also covers a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD, relationship/family problems, addiction and so on.

My experience

I have worked with people in a social care setting for over 20 years and have experience of working in prisons and the housing and homelessness sectors. This has enabled me to gain experience of both addiction and mental health. I have delivered training programmes to criminal offenders which helped break the cycle of crime and addiction. My work has also spanned the care sector where I experienced the challenges people with disabilities face along with the impact on their families.

My move into private practice was driven by my desire to use the experience I have gained to help people achieve their dreams and aspirations through self-awareness and growth. I am spiritual and believe there is a path for everybody in life. Mine is to help people take the route which is right for them.

Ethical Standards

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  Therefore, I subscribe to and work within their ethical guidelines. I am supervised regularly to ensure I am practicing to high standards. I undertake regular additional training to enhance my skills and knowledge.

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 Vickie for Counselling Folkestone. Then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Link – Request an appointment

 

Chantelle Bourne – Adult CBT Therapist

Maidstone Practice

CBT Therapy Maidstone

 

Hello my name is Chantelle and I am a fully qualified and experienced ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT)’ providing CBT therapy at CBT and Counselling Kent. I hold an ‘Advanced Integrative Diploma in CBT/REBT’ achieved through the ‘College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, London’

I specialise in ‘Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy’ (REBT) which is a type of of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. REBT is an action-oriented approach which will help you deal with any irrational beliefs you may hold, so you are able to manage any emotions and behaviours associated in a more calm and rational way.

Alongside my own private practice, I also have experience working with ‘Mid-Kent Mind’ and ‘Anxiety UK’

How I can help you

Perhaps you are feeling stuck and finding it difficult to move on with your life. Or maybe you are struggling to manage your emotions or feel overwhelmed with something that is impacting you negatively. You don’t have to stay this way. It is possible to make the relevant changes by taking a different perspective and learning new skills that will have a positive impact on your life.

I understand that reaching out for help can feel a little daunting. However, no matter what you are dealing with, I will meet you where you are right now and I will ensure you feel safe and properly heard. Through gentle encouragement I will help you to talk openly and freely about what is troubling you.

With my warm, down-to-earth and compassionate approach I will help you achieve a better understanding of what you are struggling with and why. I will then support you to explore what might be keeping you stuck and preventing you from moving forward in your life. Together, we will focus on helping you achieve the goal you have set for yourself.

Although my approach is strongly influenced by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I understand that therapy is not a ‘one size fits all’. Therefore, I may also use other therapeutic approaches. Such as use of affirmations, imagery, mindfulness, compassion, or solution focused techniques, to name but a few. This will create an individual approach uniquely tailored for you – It’s your therapy!

How CBT Therapy works

CBT/REBT is largely influenced by how our thoughts affect our feelings, and subsequently our behaviours.

Collaboratively, we will work on identifying and challenging how any irrational thoughts, beliefs and behaviours that might be negatively impacting you. We will then work towards changing them into more helpful, rational ways of thinking as a means of finding a new perspective on life.  These helpful changes occur by understanding the process, learning the techniques of CBT/REBT and putting them into practice during a session and outside of the session.

All sessions are collaborative and I will play an active role with the aim of empowering you to gain control. Alongside encouraging you to make positive changes in your thinking and behaviours. This will develop a lasting tool kit which will bring balance and happiness and a more fulfilling life.

My experience

I specialise in working with: –

  • Anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder and panic attacks
  • Anger, depression, hurt, guilt, shame, jealousy and envy
  • Perfectionism and procrastination
  • Insomnia and sleep Issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Low self-esteem, confidence and self-criticism
  • Struggles with uncertainty

Ethical Standards

I am an accredited member of the ‘National Counselling Society’ (NCS).

I subscribe and work within the NCS code of Ethics and undertake regular professional development and clinical supervision to ensure that my work meets the standards set by NCS.  Additionally, I hold full professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Chantelle for CBT therapy Maidstone. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Link Request an appointment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kaye Barney – Adult Therapist

Online Practice

Online Therapy

 

Hello, my name is Kaye Barney and I’m a fully qualified, individual and couples’ therapist. I hold a ‘Psychology BA honours degree’ and a foundation degree in Counselling. My training was completed through ‘Relate’ and ‘Tavistock Relationships’. I am also an accredited practitioner of ‘Therapy for Depression’.

My online therapy provides support with problems such as anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. Alongside help with intrusive thoughts, bereavement, eating disorders and relationship problems. However, no problem is too big or too small if you would like to discuss it.

How I can help you

I will help you explore what happens with intrusive thoughts; unpick unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour and encourage you to voice your hopes and fears. Together, we will work on helping you understand how you communicate more effectively, if required. We will try and identify what you would like to change along with helping you learn how to accept what you can’t and finding peace with that.

From the minute we start working together, I’ll help you feel at ease with my friendly, non-judgemental approach. I’ll give you time to talk about your problems in confidence and at your own pace. I will allow you space to be heard and help you find new ways of coping with whatever challenges you are facing.

I offer a holistic approach to helping you process your issues, by integrating –

  • Your past – and how this impacts your current situation.
  • Your present – understanding what’s going on for you right now.
  • Your future – helping you choose and achieve a more comfortable way forward.

About my online therapy

My session are carried out via Zoom for both couples and individuals or by telephone for individuals. Which allows you to have your sessions in the comfort and privacy of your own space and eliminates the need to travel.

I may use a variety of counselling approaches dependent on your individual needs, such as: –

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – which works on uncovering, and creating, links between thoughts and behaviour.
  • Psychodynamic – which explores the impact of the unconscious mind
  • Systemic – which looks at the influence of the family and other ‘systems.
  • Transactional Analysis – which draws on theories of personality, communications, and human development.

Ethical Standards

I am a registered BACP member, have a BACP Certificate of Proficiency, and work within the BACP Ethical Framework. I am fully insured, DBS certified, and take part in ongoing supervision and professional development.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Kaye please contact her via CBT & Counselling Kent today Request an appointment

Lynn Garbutt – Adult CBT Therapist

Ashford Practice

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Ashford

 

My name is Lynn Garbutt and I’m an experienced therapist based at CBT and Counselling Kent’s Ashford (Egerton) practice. I am 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 in REBT at ‘The College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’- Regents University, London.

I’m proud to offer a warm, confidential and supportive environment. In order to 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  your beliefs, feelings and thoughts,. Because they 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 you. 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 for problems such as anxiety,  depression, anger or jealousy and so on.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Lynn either online or face to face in Ashford. Then please contact her via  CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request an appointment to see Lynn

Sabine Hawkins – Adult CBT & Counselling

Birchington Practice

CBT and Counselling Birchington

 

My name is Sabine Hawkins and I’m based at CBT & Counselling Kent’s Birchington practice. I am a BACP registered therapist along with being qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) therapist. I’m also and Relationship Counsellor.  Alongside CBT I also  practice ‘Gestalt, ‘Transactional Analysis’ and ‘Humanistic therapy’

‘Gestalt’ is a highly positive and practical therapeutic approach. Which helps you focus on your immediate thoughts, feelings and behaviour. This leads to a better understanding of the way you relate to others.

‘Humanistic therapy’ adopts a holistic approach which focuses on free will and self-discovery. It aims to help you develop a strong and healthy sense of self and explores your feelings to find meaning and focuses on your strengths.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) looks at your thoughts, feelings may be negatively effecting how you behave.

My experience and  understanding of these various theoretical approaches enables me to draw upon a wide range of tools in order to help you move forward. I don’t believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach and  will tailor our sessions to suit your individual needs.

Experience

I have many  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 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 won’t 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 CBT and Counselling Birchington.  Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today.  Request to see Sabine

Maria Priddey – Adult & Child Therapist

Sittingbourne Practice

Counselling Sittingbourne

 

Hello, my Name is Maria and I am a fully qualified ‘Person Centered’ adult and child therapist (from the age of 3+ based at CBT and Counselling Kent’s Sittingbourne practice. I have a Level 4 Diploma in ‘Therapeutic Counselling ’and I’m registered with the BACP (British Association Counsellors Psychotherapists). Which means I abide by their code of ethics.

I understand that it might it can be difficult to take the decision to reach out for some help. However, rest assured, I will be there to support you every step of the way. In my experience, no one ever regrets coming to talk to a professional therapist about their problems. Because it always feels better to talk things through.

At the beginning of our first session I will ask you what you hope to achieve out of the therapy; that’s if you know of course. At this point, you might feel unsure and that is okay, we will work together to help you find clarity so you are able to move forward more positively.

Adult therapy

My core approach to therapy is “Person Centred”. Which emphasises the belief that every person has the capacity to fulfil his or her own potential. I also practice the ‘integrative’ approach, which means I draw upon different theoretical approaches to allow me to tailor my work to suit your individual needs. This will enable you the greatest opportunity to gain insight into your history, thoughts, feelings and needs. I use the more practical tools of ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ (CBT) to help you move forward if you are feeling ‘stuck’.

I offer a safe, confidential space in order for you to work through your feelings. Through me encouraging you to look at your feelings will help you find answers to any questions you might have. Alongside finding a greater understanding of yourself. You will be empowered to explore change and in turn find a way of moving forward, in whichever way you choose.

Each session will be guided by you. Which means you will be in control of  when you are ready to talk about the areas of your life you may be struggling with.

I consider myself warm, down to earth and non-judgemental. Which will hopefully enable you to feel comfortable enough to talk freely, openly and honestly with me. I will ensure you feel heard, valued and comfortable during our sessions. Which will hopefully enable you have a better understanding of yourself and how you can achieve a more positive way of being going forward.

Anxiety, stress, depression, panic attacks, loss and grief are the more common issues I deal with. However, I provide support for any kind of problem and no issue is too big or too small. If you wish to talk, then I will help you find your way

Young person therapy

Young people already have to cope with many stressors in everyday life. However, sometimes other problems such as loss, bullying or relationship difficulties can lead them to feel overwhelmed and unable to find a solution.

Together we will talk things through and I will help them to build resilience. This is achieved by providing tools for them to be able to better cope with the challenges they are facing, now or in the future. I will support them so they are able to be express themselves more effectively. By empowering young people to make decisions, they will feel better equipped to cope with change and making life choices in the future.

I  have experience working within schools providing counselling and play therapy for primary school aged children. Alongside experience in fostering, offering support to children who have experienced trauma and separation.

For younger children, I work creatively, using play therapy, art and writing, depending on their age. This will allow them the opportunity of self-discovery. I keep the therapy fresh and fun, whilst allowing the young person space to talk about what is troubling them.

Ethical Standards

I am a member of the BACP, working within their ethical framework.  I also attend monthly clinical supervision and further training in specific areas as required. My professional indemnity and public liability insurance are up to date.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Maria at Counselling Sittingbourne then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today – Clink Request an appointment

 

Denese McDonald – Adult Therapist

Online Practice

Online Therapy

 

Hello, my name is Denese MacDonald and I’m a ‘Person-Centered’ therapist providing online therapy for CBT and Counselling Kent.

I have over twenty years of experience working with both individuals and couples, from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling and I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for counseling and psychotherapy). This means my practice is informed by the professional standards and ethics of this association.

As a counsellor who works from a Person-Centred approach, means that my work meets you where you are.  I will seek to understand your experiences from your perspective. Your areas of dissatisfaction, your stressors and your aspirations for change.

I am also trained in ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) ‘Interpersonal Therapy’ ‘Imago Therapy’ and ‘Solution Focused Therapy.’ Therefore, I may draw upon these various approaches and work in an integrative way to help you to move forward more positively.

My approach during online therapy

At the start of our first session, I will ask you what has brought you to counselling and what you hope to achieve or change. That is if you know. If not, that’s not a problem. I will help you find clarity in order to fully understand what is troubling you.

Together, we will work on the hopes you hold for your counselling work and the realisation of any goals you have identified.

Through purposeful dialogue and acknowledgment of your experiences, I will support you in seeking understanding of any problematic areas. I will then help you clarify your thinking, so you are able to find new perspectives and more helpful behaviors going forward.

My aim is to support you whilst you face your challenges and help you identify any barriers to the change you seek.

I am experienced in problems such as anxiety, depression, and anger. Along with any unfinished emotions stemming from childhood. I have also worked with people recovering from toxic relationships and self-esteem issues.

Ethical Standards

I work within the BACP’s Code of ethical practice. Alongside undertaking regular clinical supervision to ensure good working practice.  I also have continued professional development to enhance my skills and safeguard the people I work with.

If you would like to make an appointemnt to see Denese for online counselling. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request an appointment

 

 

Shauna Flynn – Adult Therapist

Folkestone Practice

Adult CBT and Counselling Folkestone

 

Hello my name is Shauna. Firstly, thank you for clicking on my profile. I am a fully qualified ‘Integrative Therapist’ at CBT and Counselling Kent’s Folkestone practice. I hold a Level 4 Diploma in ‘Professional Counselling’ which is accredited by the ‘National Counselling Society’ (NCS) and I’m a registered member of the BACP.

Using the ‘integrative’ approach during my work means I can adapt my style to suit your individual needs. I may draw upon ‘Person Centred’ theory the ‘Psychodynamic’ approach, ‘Transactional Analysis’ and/or ‘Attachment’.

I also use ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ (CBT) which helps deal with problems in a more focused way. CBT breaks down problems into smaller parts and helps you change any negative thinking patterns which effect how we feel and consequently how we behave. CBT tends to focus more on the present and helping you move forward, rather than dwelling on the past for too long.

This variety of counselling techniques respects the unique individuality of each person.

I appreciate that it might feel quite daunting taking the first step into therapy. However, I will try and make it as easy as possible for you. I provide a warm, non-judgemental, confidential space where you will feel really heard so you are able to achieve the best possible version of yourself.

At the start of your therapy I will ask you what is troubling you and what you would like to change. I will also ask you if you have set a goal for yourself. If you don’t know at this point, that is absolutely fine, we can talk through that together in order for you to find some clarity. Knowing what you hope to achieve, or where you would like to get to through having therapy, gives you something to work towards and we can measure progress.

My background

Prior to opening my own private therapy practice, I worked within social care settings, residential homes and independent living. Alongside working with adults with both physical disabilities and learning disabilities. I also have a degree in Midwifery and held placements within hospital settings. All of this experience has enabled me to hone my communication skills which is very important when building a trusting therapeutic relationship.

I have experience working with childhood/adult trauma. Anxiety, depression, bereavement, substance misuse and family/relationship breakdowns. I also work with gender dysphoria, body dysmorphia, neurological and developmental disorders and distorted eating disorder.

Qualifications

Level 4 – Diploma Professional Counselling.

Counselling Skills -Level 3

Level 3 Health and Social Care

Level 3 Child Counselling.

Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)

Ethical Standards

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

Therefore, abide by their code of ethics. This includes undertaking continuous professional development and clinical Supervision. I also hold professional indemnity insurance in order to be able to practice.

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

If you would like to make an appointment to see Shauna at CBT and Counselling Folkestone. Then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Link – Request an appointment

Dolores Fernandez – Adult & Child

Gravesend Practice

Counselling Gravesend

 

My name is Dolores Fernandez and I am a fully qualified adult and child therapist (age 13+) based at CBT and Counselling Gravesend practice. I hold a Diploma in ‘Integrative Counselling’ with over 10 years’ experience. I also am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Being an ‘Integrative Therapist’ means I hold the view that no single therapeutic approach can treat every person in all situations. Instead I believe that each person needs to be considered as a whole so I will tailor my work to suit your individual needs and circumstances.

Issues of difference and equality can impact the therapeutic relationship by presenting barriers to relating.  Diversity and difference are something we all have in common, both visible and non-visible. My aim is to engage everybody I see in a healthy and professional relationship.

My experience

I previously worked as a ‘Primary Care Psychological Therapist’ (PCPT) for North Kent ‘Mind’. Where I provided short and long-term therapy for people with a wide range of problems.

I have experience working with issues such as, anxiety, depression PTSD and complex trauma. Along with autism, borderline personality disorders, self-harming, eating disorders and addiction. My work also covers relationship issues, sexuality or sexual issues and anger management along with experience in working with LGBTQ+.

My work with young people has been both privately and within the school setting. I am trained in trauma techniques for young people and have over ten years in both a counselling and advisory role.

My specialist area is the impact of sexual abuse and rape for both males and females of any age.  I am a qualified ‘Independent Sexual Violence Advisor’ which means I provided support for both adults and children from report to court and through the criminal justice system.

Adult Therapy

Therapy is most effective through working together during our sessions. I will ask you what you hope to achieve through having therapy so we have a goal to work towards. That is only if you know of course. Sometimes people seek counselling in order to find clarity in their life. That’s OK, we can work that out together so you are able to have more understanding as to what you like to achieve or change.

The feedback I have received from past clients is that I am warm, understanding and approachable. I am also told that I have a calm, soft demeanour with a professional approach. My aim is to build a therapeutic relationship with you through acknowledging and validating your feelings.

I will listen to what has led you to seek therapy using the ‘person-centred approach’. This approach offers you freedom of expression and reflection on your own life. If you feel you would benefit from exploring your past and your sense of self then I will use the ‘Psychodynamic’ approach which helps by gaining an understanding of long-standing conflicts from your past. Hopefully enabling you to become more self-aware and bring what is unconscious into consciousness.

I may well use ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which will helps make the connection between how your thoughts affect your feelings and consequently your behaviour. This can be especially beneficial for people who experience anxiety and depression be giving you the right tools to help you move forward more positively.

Young Person Therapy

I understand that children/teenagers often require a different approach to therapy, which is often age dependent. I will work towards building a trusting relationship with your child in order for them to feel comfortable enough to open up to me about what is troubling them.

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. I work to empower a child and encourage self-expression.

An open relationship between therapist and a young person 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.

I work with problems such as bullying both face to face and online. Anxiety, anger and depression. Along with help for issues with peer or family relationships.

Young people in early adolescence and middle adolescence, do of course have their own characteristics. Therefore, it is important I tune into this to build a supportive relationship. So, I will adjust my work based on each individual. I will adapt to their needs by listening, talking, drawing, or through creative exercises.

Ethical Standards

As a member of BACP I subscribe to their code of ethics. This includes undertaking continuous professional development and clinical Supervision.

I am DBS checked and hold professional indemnity insurance in order to be able to practice.

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

If you would like to make an appointment to see Dolores at CBT and Counselling Gravesend then please contact via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Link – Request an appointment

Anna Laslett-Borja – Adult & Child

Faversham Practice

Adult and Child Counselling Faversham

 

Hello, my name is Anna and I am a fully qualified ‘Integrative Therapist’ offering adult and child counselling in Faversham. I am trained to work with both adults and children (age 11+) and I’m an accredited member of the ‘British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’ (BACP).

An ‘integrative therapist approach’ is essentially holistic. This means I will look at you as a whole person with a past, a present and a future. I provide a calm, compassionate and accepting space for us to understand together what is troubling you.

My Experience

I am inclusive and respect diversity so I will welcome you as you are. My adult therapy experience is wide ranging and includes the LGBTQ+ community.  My work with young people spans across both school and university settings.

I have a breadth of personal, professional and cultural experience, which includes living abroad and I also speak Spanish.

My therapy can help you with a wide range of issues which might be affecting your life. Such as anxiety, panic disorders, depression, bereavement and loss. Also relationship problems (including abusive relationships), traumatic experience, feelings of sadness and isolation, low self-esteem, lack of motivation and identity issues. I will ensure you feel comfortable enough to share anything with me in my counselling space.

My approach with adults

My aim is to create a safe, trusting relationship between us. Therefore, I will welcome you with openness and empathy, enabling you to feel a sense of trust and safety. I will value you as a unique individual with your own way of experiencing the world.

I listen, I ask questions and together we build a picture of who you are, what is troubling you and how you can find a way forward that feels better for you. Together, we will help you find the skills and strategies so you can embrace your future.

I may incorporate a ‘cognitive’ approach which looks at your thoughts and how negative thinking patterns can affect the way you feel and behave. Learning mindfulness and self-compassion practice can be part of this.

If relevant, we can help you make sense of your relationships and how your past may influence how you feel in the present. We can uncover ways you may be self-critical or judge yourself harshly. I will help you find ways to soothe yourself if you feel out of control.

How I work with young people

I offer a calm, nurturing environment, in order for your child to feel safe enough to trust me with what is troubling them. For a young person, growing up and understanding their feelings can be challenging. Therefore, being able to express how they feel in an unbiased, non-judgemental and understanding space is extremely comforting.

Depending on the age of a child we might use drawing, artwork and stories to make sense of feelings which can feel big and confusing. I offer support with problems such as anxiety and depression, issues surrounding friendships, school, bullying and family troubles. Also with problems around food or self-harm.

Better than giving advice, we focus together on finding ways of coping that will help now and in the future. For a young person to feel that life is manageable and enjoyable is highly valuable – and this is at the heart of my work.

Ethical Standards

I’m an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work within their Ethical Framework to ensure that I am practicing to high professional standards. This requires that I undertake frequent training to update my skills and knowledge and have regular supervision to safeguard my work. I offer a confidential service that operates within clear boundaries. I also have an enhanced DBS check.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Anna for adult or child counselling in Faversham, please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request an appointment

 

 

 

 

Sian Jones – Adult Online CBT Therapist

Online Practice

Online CBT Therapy

 

My name is Sian Jones BSc (hons) and I’m a fully qualified Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I am the founder of CBT and Counselling Kent and have extensive CBT Therapy and counselling experience.  I now only specialise in online CBT therapy and relationship counselling.

The approach I use for online CBT is called ‘Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy’ (REBT) which falls under the CBT umbrella. REBT was developed by Psychologist Albert Ellis. It is based on the belief that our emotions and behaviours are largely influenced by our thoughts and beliefs about ourselves, others and the world. REBT aims to identify and challenge any irrational and self-defeating beliefs and replace them with more rational and constructive ones.

How I can help you

Research consistently shows 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.

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 your 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 is one of the most important factors in order for you to feel comfortable enough to discuss your feelings. Feedback I regularly receive is that people don’t want a therapist 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.

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

My 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. My professional indemnity insurance is always up to date.

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 for online CBT therapy with Sian. Then please contact us at CBT and Counselling today.Request To See Sian

Daniella Smith – Adult Therapist

Aylesford Practice

Counselling Aylesford

 

Hello, my name is Daniella and I am a fully qualified ‘Psychotherapeutic Counsellor’ based at CBT and Counselling Aylesford practice. I hold a ‘Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling’ and a ‘Certificate in Hypnotherapy’

I am accredited by the NCS (National Counselling Society) and have my own private practice seeing both couples and individuals. Alongside this I am also an NHS Counsellor and Wellbeing Coach.

‘Psychotherapeutic Counselling’ differs from traditional counselling, in that the emphasis is on the in-depth therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client. Which means, our relationship will be the central factor during our sessions and my down-to-earth and genuine approach will hopefully enable you to feel comfortable enough to open up to me.

About counselling

We all need help at certain times in our lives. However, admitting it can be difficult and might take great courage. However, asking for help actually shows strength, not weakness. In my experience, if we aren’t helped to process painful feelings – we are left to manage them.

I will provide a safe, confidential space so you are able to explore your thoughts, feeling and behaviour.  Knowing you have somebody to speak to who is supportive and completely on your side can be so rewarding and will help you move forward more positively.

The first counselling session varies from person to person. Some people feel apprehensive or nervous, whilst others feel sense of relief or excitement. This is usually because they finally have a space to talk about their concerns, in a completely different way from conversations with friends or family.

As part of our extensive training all therapists undergo counselling.  This means I can put myself in your shoes because I understand what it feels like to be “sitting on the sofa” in front of a stranger, who quickly becomes someone you completely trust and can be open with.

I believe the therapeutic relationship, if handled compassionately, can be healing in itself.  Many people, who have previously had therapy with me, have told me, that it has been a lifesaving or life changing experience. It is incredibly empowering to be heard and accepted, whilst learning new coping strategies that will help in the future.

My approach to counselling

I will ensure you always feel safe and un-judged and will never offer you advice you haven’t asked for.  Our sessions will be your opportunity to share how you feel and what you hope to achieve through the therapy. I may gently challenge you where appropriate, if I feel there may be a more helpful ways of viewing things which might be more rational.

Often, we can be hard on ourselves. Therefore, I will help you unpick some of the negative labelling you many have given yourself, perhaps over many years. I will endeavour to help you increase your self-esteem and dial down anxiety levels if this is a problem for you.

If you are experiencing relationship difficulties at home or at work, I will help you help you.  We can explore what is going on through helping you recognise and reduce any self-sabotaging behaviours. I will assist you in feeling more comfortable about asking for your needs to be met.

Once we understand where any problems you are experiencing may have stemmed from, I may then go on to use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) tools to help you move forward. CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected. This can trap you in a vicious cycle.

CBT aims to help you deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way, by breaking them down into smaller parts. I will show how to change any negative patterns to improve the way you feel. CBT looks for more practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis.

I am experienced in problems such as grief, loss, anxiety, depression, anger and relationship problems. No problem is too big or too small.

Ethical standards

As an accredited member of NCS I subscribe to their code of ethics. This includes undertaking continuous professional development and clinical supervision.

If you would like to make an appointment at counselling  Aylesford with Daniella. Then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Click Request an appointment

 

 

Tracey Neale – Adult CBT & EMDR

Online Practice

Online EMDR Therapy

 

Hello, my name is Tracey Neale and  I’m a fully qualifed Online EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) practitioner.  I’m also trained in Integrative therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT) and work with both couples and individuals.

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

EMDR Therapy : Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing

The mind can heal itself naturally in the same way the body does. Much of this natural coping mechanism occurs during sleep, particularly during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.

However, when we experience trauma, such as trauma during childhood or, for example, perhaps a recent car accident, then the natural coping mechanism can become overloaded. This can lead to the
disturbing experiences remaining frozen in the brain or being “unprocessed”.

Therefore the process of EMDR involves the identification of unprocessed traumatic or other distressing experiences that are continuing to drive an individual’s psychological disturbance. This can be achieved through eye movements or tapping bilaterally, known as bilateral stimulation.
EMDR is effective in treating a wide range of mental health problems. For more information – or more information – click EMDR Association

EMDR therapy online —  People often ask, is EMDR effective online. The answer is a resounding yes! Therapists have been administering EMDR online with success for years. The pandemic further highlighted the need for effective, online treatments and since then there’s been the development of platforms that support bilateral stimulation, such as Bilateral Base.

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.

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 my online counselling can help

I firmly believe that my own personal experiences have contributed to me being a warm, empathetic counsellor. Thiis means,  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 anxiety, depression, anger and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Along with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and childhood trauma. I am experienced in bereavement counselling and eating disorders. Alongside drug, alcohol and gambling addictions. As well as issues with sexual orientation, gender, relationships, self-esteem, family dynamics.

Ethical standards

I am accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) so 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 EMDR therapy online. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request to see Tracey

Beth West – Adult CBT Therapist

Maidstone & Ashford Practice

CBT Therapy Maidstone & Ashford

 

Hello, my name is Beth and I am a fully qualified CBT Therapist. I hold an ‘Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)’ and ‘Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT)’ awarded by ‘The College of Cognitive Therapies London’. Both of which are accredited by the ‘National Counselling Society’ (NCS).

I am also an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Practioner. Which is highly effective in the processing of traumatic or upsetting past events which are causing distress in the present.

About me

Like the vast majority of people, there have been periods in my life, where I have felt lost or overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, hurt or anger. Engaging in REBT taught me to recognise that these unhealthy negative emotions were provoked by my conflicting needs and demands. Leading me to behave in unhelpful and self-sabotaging ways.

My training and engagement in REBT taught me how to confront and challenge, what I believed to be, the harsh realities of life, which I had often avoided in the past. Only through facing my fears did I come to realise that my beliefs were generally irrational and rarely fact based. By understanding how my thoughts affect my feelings and behaviour has enabled me to be happier, more rational and more accepting of myself.

By working with me, you will learn the tools to manage your unhealthy emotions and help you move forward with your life. You will learn that your feelings are valid and that sharing them is the key to healing what’s hurting.

How I Work

I believe that a singular approach to therapy is unlikely to be effective for everyone. My training and experience allow me to I draw upon a wide range of evidence-based models, which enable me to tailor my therapy to suit your individual needs. This might include mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, solution focused therapy, compassion focused therapy, schema therapy or dialectical behavioural therapy.

I will help you manage your unhealthy emotions by identifying any unhelpful/unhealthy thought patterns and self-sabotaging behaviours. I will then support you to replace them with healthier, more helpful practices.

My approach will help you develop a deeper understanding of who you are and why you do the things you do. I will help you develop a sense of confidence and self-respect, so you will be able to recognise you are stronger than you think. I will also help you appreciate that you are your greatest asset.

You will learn to make your own rules, live by your own terms and be bold, wild and free. You will learn to do what is right for you because you will recognise that you are the only one who can. But most importantly, you will learn to live a life that doesn’t just look good on paper but also feels good in your heart.

Ethical Standards

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS). As such, subscribe to and work within the NCS Code of Ethics. I undertake regular professional development and supervision as well as holding professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment for CBT Therapy with Beth. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling today. Request an appointment

 

 

 

Michaela Flury – Adult & Child CBT

Maidstone Practice

Counselling & CBT Maidstone

 

My name is Michaela Flury and I am a fully qualified, Pyschotherapist,  ‘Integrative Counsellor’ and ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapsit Psychotherapist based at Counselling and CBT Maidstone. I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists) providing counselling to adults and young people age 11+.

I specialise in ‘Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy’ (REBT) which is a type of of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). REBT is an action-oriented approach which will help you deal with any irrational beliefs you may hold, so you are able to manage any emotions and behaviours associated in a more calm and rational way.

Being trained in Integrative Counselling means that I am able draw upon several different approaches during my work. Therefore, tailoring the sessions to suit your individual needs. Aside of finding an understanding of where any problems many have begun. I will then help you move forward more positively using more practical approaches, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

I am also a qualified NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) practitioner. Which is a way of understanding how people organise their thinking, feeling, language and behaviour to produce the results they do. I will then help you bring about change to achieve a desired outcome

In addition to this I am a trained ‘Timeline’ therapist, which is a therapy that works with your linear timeline and accessing your unconscious mind. This is because store emotions such as anger, anxiety, guilt or shame within our internal memory system. Therefore, together we can address any difficult emotions and limiting self-beliefs. As a result, more positive outcomes will be enabled.

Experience

My experience comes from working within GP practices for the NHS – IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service. I have worked with people suffering with depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties. I also have experience with gender identity, disordered eating, work related issues, loss and addiction. Alongside being trained in trauma therapy and specialising in working with survivors of sexual abuse, assault and rape.

Counselling for adults

I consider myself warm, approachable and non-judgemental. I offer a confidential and safe space so you will be able to explore any emotional difficulties you are facing. We will work together to elicit change, so you are able to move forward more positively and achieve your personal goals.

You will gain insight into aspects of yourself,  to better understand your thoughts and feelings.  In turn, it will help you recognise why certain others or situations may affect you in the way they do. Therefore, empowering you to make the required changes to achieve a desirable outcome.

Counselling for young people

Young people already have to cope with many stressors in everyday life. However, sometimes other problems such as loss, bullying or relationship difficulties can lead them to feel overwhelmed and unable to find a solution.

I work creatively, using play therapy, art and writing, depending on their age. This will allow them the opportunity of self-discovery. I keep the therapy fresh and fun, whilst allowing the young person space to talk about what is troubling them.

Together we work to build resilience. By giving them the tools to enable them to better cope with any challenges they may be facing, now or in the future. I will support them so they are able to be express themselves more effectively. By empowering young people to make decisions, they will feel better equipped to cope with change and making life choices in the future.

I am experienced in working with young person gender identity, disordered eating and health related issues. Alongside OCD and self-harm.

Ethical standards

As a member of the BACP I subscribe to their code of ethical standards.  I hold professional indemnity insurance and have regular supervision.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Michaela at CBT Maidstone. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request to see Michaela

Dr Tim Burns – Adult Counselling & Psychotherapy

Whistable Practice

Psychotherapy 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 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  Whitstable.  Please contact me via CBT &  Counselling Kent today. Request to see Tim

 

Sally Cloke – Adult & Child Therapist

Brabourne (Ashford) Practice

Adult & Child Counselling Ashford

 

My name is Sally Cloke and I’m fully qualified therapist for both adult and child counselling Ashford (Brabourne). 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

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.

I also use the tools of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)  in order to help you move forward more postively. CBT is highly effective in overcoming anxiety, depression anger to name a few of the unhelpful emotions.

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

Jo Walmsley – Adult & Child CBT

Sittingbourne Practice

CBT and Counselling Sittingbourne

 

My name is Jo Walmsley and I’m a fully qualified ‘Integrative Counsellor’ and Clinical Supervisor based at CBT and Counselling Sittingbourne. I am registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). Alongside holding professional accreditation with NCS (National Counselling Society). I provide CBT and counselling for both adults and children age 7+ years.

Being an integrative counsellor is at the heart of my work. This means, once the relationship is in place I draw upon a range of different “tools” from specific therapies. Depending on your individual needs.  I will tailor your therapy so it’s personal to your specific goal and personality. I don’t believe that one single approach can treat each person in all situations.

Experience

I have gained counselling experience in many different fields over the last decade. Alongside my own private practice I also worked within the NHS for 6 years. Providing short term counselling and CBT therapy on the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service. At Step 2, Step 3 and Step 3a High Intensity levels.

In addition to this, my work with a domestic abuse agency, led me to develop a real passion for helping survivors of abuse reclaim their lives and take back control. I am also the sole counsellor providing treatment to children in the Swale area for ‘Mind’.

How I can help

At CBT and Counselling Sittingbourne, I aim to provide a safe, warm and confidential space for you to explore your difficulties. I understand that reaching out for help might feel quite daunting. However, I will strive to put you at ease and make your counselling experience as positive and effective as possible.

I have a down to earth, friendly approach and believe that someone completely neutral is a great help  investigating your needs are and what’s required in order to achieve them.

Just taking the time to talk things through can be eye-opening experience, because it’s very easy to get “stuck” inside our own head. Let’s face it, sometimes we are not our own best friend and our brains can be incredibly unkind to us. Therefore, we will start by getting any unhelpful thoughts in order, so you are able to think more rationally in order to achieve the life you want.

The person we grow up to become has been heavily influenced by our “care givers” and our early life experiences. Therefore, this sometimes means it has left us with thoughts processes and patterns of behaviour which are possibly unhealthy or unhelpful.

By helping you understand why you are the person you are it allows you to choose which “bits” you would like to keep and which you would like to change. This is where our work together begins. We will explore the skills or “tools” that will be most effective in helping you to move forward.

Counselling for children

When working with children or young people, therapy is offered in a very different way, depending on the age of your child. I aim to build a friendship with them at first. Then, where relevant I may use a playful approach to begin counselling. Prior to meeting with your child, I will request a short phone call with you to understand the background of your child’s difficulties.

Ethical standards

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

I am experienced in problems such as phobias, intrusive thoughts, OCD/OCT, anxiety, depression, anger, jealousy or relationship problems.

If you would like to make an appointment with Jo for face to face sessions at CBT and Sittingbourne Practice. Or for an online session. Then then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request to see Jo

 

Sara O’Donnell – Adult Therapist

West Malling Practice

CBT & Counselling West Malling

 

My name is Sara O’Donnell and I’m a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor based at Counselling West Malling. 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.

Ethical Standards

As a member of BACP I subscribe to their code of ethics. This includes undertaking continuous professional development and clinical Supervision. I also hold professional indemnity insurance in order to be able to practice.

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

If you would like to make an appointment with Sara for counselling West Malling . Then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today.  Request an appointment with Sara 

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