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Shauna Flynn

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)

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

Chantelle Bourne – Adult CBT Therapist

Online Practice

CBT Therapy Online

 

Hello my name is Chantelle and I am a fully qualified and experienced ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT)’ providing CBT therapy online for 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

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 online 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 online. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Link 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

 

 

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

 

Amanda Broderick – Adult Therapist

Rainham & Gillingham Practice

Counselling Medway

 

Hello, my name is Amanda and I am a fully qualified ‘Integrative Therapist’ based at CBT and Counselling Medway practice. I have a diploma in ‘Integrative Counselling’ which is accredited by the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the NHS.

I provide therapy for adults of all ages, tackling a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, anger and grief, to name but a few.

Integrative counselling’ looks at the whole person. This means I will consider your mental, physical and emotional needs and use techniques and tools from different modalities to tailor an individual approach for you.

We all have problems because life can be challenging and times. So if things are difficult for you right now, you might feel you need a little extra help.  Not only am I a qualified therapist, I also have first-hand experience of the significant value of counselling. That’s because my own life went through some changes and therapy was invaluable in helping me move forwards.

My counselling experience has been achieved through Mid Kent Mind, the Samaritans and HM Prison Service (NHS Trust Oxleas). I also work with SATEDA (Swale Action To End Domestic Abuse) alongside my own private practice.

How I can help and what to expect

Our sessions will focus on you and what you need, and I will be there to provide you with a safe, supportive, helping relationship. Hopefully this will enable you feel safe enough to talk through any thoughts and feelings you might be closely guarding. I will gently encourage you to talk freely about the problems and emotional difficulties you are facing. My role is to actively listen, without judgement.

My approach is non-judgemental and unbiased. The sessions will centre on you, how you prefer to work and at what pace. I will help you move forward in whichever way you choose.

We will work together to : –

Explore your difficulties and help you find clarity if required

Discuss how any unhelpful behaviours might be contributing to your situation.

Resolve complications or find ways for you to learn to accept and live with them.

Acknowledge and find better ways to deal with any unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour.

Problems I can help you with : –

Anxiety, depression, grief, and anger, along with issues of low self-esteem.

Relationship concerns – trust, jealousy infidelity or abuse.

Life events – work, divorce, bereavement and money problems.

Ethical standards

In accordance with the membership requirement of the BACP I attend regular continuous professional development. This is to ensure my practice continues to be effective and client focused.

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 Amanda for counselling Medway. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request an appointment

 

Lynn Garbutt – Adult CBT Therapist

Egerton Practice

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT Egerton

 

My name is Lynn Garbutt and I’m an experienced therapist based at CBT 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 Egerton. Then please contact her via  CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request an appointment to see Lynn

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Gill Syred – Adult Therapist

Gillingham Practice

Counselling  Gillingham

 

Hello my name is Gill Syred and I’m a fully qualifed ‘Integrative Counsellor’ based at CBT and Counselling Gillingham. I have a BSC (hons) in Social Science and I hold a diploma in ‘Therapeutic Counselling’ and a ‘Diploma in Clinical Supervision’. Which means I supervise other therapists so they are able to do their job more competently.

I’m a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling Psychotherapists). Working in an ‘integrative’ way means I use different theoretical concepts, depending on each person’s particular needs. That’s because I understand that everyone is unique and one size certainly doesn’t fit all.  I am also trained in ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ (CBT) ‘Trauma therapy’ and ‘CATT therapy’ (Children’s Accelerated Trauma Technique). Along with  being an experienced couple counsellor.

My Experience

Alongside my own private work, I also specialise in sexual abuse/rape and domestic violence. I have worked with a leading charity for over a decade, providing therapy to survivors of sexual abuse past and present, rape and domestic violence. I have extensive experience working with all genders, with issues such as anxiety and/or depression, trauma, guilt or shame. Along with problems such as low self-esteem and self-harm

During my career I have also worked with other mental health charities, supporting individuals with severe depression. Or who may have been sectioned under the mental health act as well as informal patients.

How I can help you

I understand that life can be challenging at times and you might be finding it increasingly difficult to cope. Perhaps you would like someone to share your thoughts and feelings with – without a fear of being judged. Or maybe you feel your partner, friends or family just don’t listen or understand you anymore.

I will offer you a safe, support, non-judgemental place so you feel comfortable and relaxed enough to be able to explore your thoughts and feelings. This can sometimes be difficult to put into words or might feel overwhelming. However, through me listening to your story and showing empathy and support. I will help you make sense of things and find clarity through gaining a better understanding of yourself. Together, we will work through any ‘stuck’ feelings you may be experiencing, which will help you feel more in control of your life again. Therefore, you will feel able to move forward more positively.

Ethical standards

I subscribe to and work within the BACP Ethical Framework as well as having regular professional development and clinical supervision.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Gill for Counselling Gillingham. Then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today – Click Request an appointment

 

Gaye Mitchell – Adult Therapist

Rochester Practice

Counselling Rochester

 

Helllo, my name is Gaye Mitchell and I’m based at CBT and Counselling Rochester practice. I’m a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with an ‘Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling” and I’m 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 18 years’ working in mental health both for the NHS and privately has enabled me to gain 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  serious life illnesses. Alongside voluntarily working for the Samaritans to help cancer patients receiving treatment with’ Look Good Feel Better’. This is to help with low self-esteem and confidence.

How I can help

I understand, that taking the first step into counselling might feel quite difficult. However,  rest assured, my approach is warm, understanding and empathetic. Above all, I will 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 will listen and value any struggles you are having and support you in finding a way to move forward more positively.

I won’t offer you advice but instead allow you the freedom to tell your story and find a way forward. However, I will take an active role in assisting you make the changes in your life that you feel will 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 Rochester 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. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request to see Gaye

Nikki Blake – Adult Therapist

Online Counselling Practice

Online Therapist

 

Hello, my name is Nikki Blake and I am a fully qualified online therapist for CBT and Counselling Kent. I am accredited by ‘The National Counselling Society’ (NCS) and a registered member of the ‘British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’ (BACP).

My counselling experience and continued professional development is underpinned by my qualifications. Namely a ‘Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling’ alongside a ‘Certificate in Supervision’ and a ‘Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems’

I am experienced in working with a wide range of problems, such as stress and anxiet. Depression, low elf-esteem, relationship problems and grief. I  specialise in grief and loss through my work for ‘Cruse Bereavement Care” where I volunteer and provid emotional support to anyone who has experienced loss through the death of a loved one.

In addition to providing therapy I also offer supervision to other therapists. This means  I ensure they are fully supported in order to feel competent and able to work to the best of their ability.

How online counselling can help

The hustle and bustle of our everyday lives along with any external pressures, can throw up challenges. Which, at times we might find difficult to deal with. Perhaps you are feeling alone or are unsure where to turn or who to talk to, which is common. Talking to a professional counsellor, who is a complete stranger, unbiased and non-judegmental can help give you clarity so you are able to move forward more positively .

I will encourage you to explore any problems you may have and the feelings associated with them. You will be provided with a safe, confidential space where you will have the opportunity to talk and I will listen

My approach as an online therapist

At the begnning of our first session, I will ask you what you are hoping to achieve from the therapy and also explain how I work. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions or express any concerns. Through me gaining an understanding of your goals we can establish the best way for me to support you. The first session is also about you ensuring that I am the right therapist for you and you feel comfortable enough to open up to me.

During further sessions it will be your opportunity  to explore your thoughts and feelings in more detail, I will gently help you to make insights and connections which will allow you to break free from barriers that might be holding you back.  I will be with you every step of the way to support you through the process.

​I don’t offer advice but I do play an active role in the sessions. Although you will have the freedom to direct the sessions and tell your story and find a way forward. Our work will be at a pace that feels right for you. As you move through the therapy process you will undoubtedly gain a deeper understanding of your inner thoughts and feelings.

This clarity and insight can pave the way towards personal problem solving, leading to significant and lasting change. Overall, I will take an active role in assisting you make the changes in your life that positively benefit you.

Ethichal standards

I subscribe to and work within the BACP Ethical Framework and also undertake regular professional development and supervision. If you would like to make an appointment to see Nikki for online therapy. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today, Request an appointment

Jacky Rudkins – Adult & Child Therapist

Rochester Practice

Adult & Child Counselling Rochester

 

My name is Jacky Rudkins and I am a fully qualified and accredited ‘Integrative Counsellor’ based at CBT and Counselling Rochester  (based in Cuxton). I am a registered member of the BACP (British association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists).

I hold a Diploma in Humanistic and Psychodynamic counselling, in addition to specialised training in law and sexual offences.

My expertise lies in providing counselling for both adults and children. I practice an ‘Integrative approach’ to therapy because I don’t believe that one type of therapy is suitable for everyone. This means that I draw upon a variety of theoretical approaches depending on your individual’s needs.

For adults I may incorporate the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which will provide you with the relevant tools to help you move forward. For younger children this may mean the use of play therapy.

About Me

My experience comes from working in many different fields over the years. Such as IAPT (Improving access to psychological therapies) service. Which is an NHS   evidence-based therapy to treat people with anxiety disorders and depression.

I have a wealth of experience working with problems such as anxiety, bereavement, stress, depression and low self-esteem. Along with providing help for the management of intrusive thoughts, domestic violence and sexual abuse.

I am also extensively trained in trauma therapy and have over 14 years’ experience working with survivors’ children and adults of both sexes. Trauma therapy is for those who have suffered sexual abuse/assault or rape, both recent and historically. I am also am knowledgeable around the law, court process and aftercare in this area.

By drawing upon my training, knowledge and experience I will work with you to better understand yourself, explore any unresolved difficulties. Helping you to move forwards in the way you choose to do so.

Counselling for children and teenagers

My child counselling is for chiildren from  5 years of age. I understand that children often require a different approach, which is usually age dependent. I will work towards building a trusting relationship with your child so they feel comfortable enough to open up to me.

For younger children I may use play therapy such as art, crafts, sand and puppets, so they are able to relax and find the experience as positive as possible.

For teenagers, I will help you explore your thoughts and feelings and support you in setting realistic goals about what you would like to change. I will gently challenge you to think about any behaviour that might be unhelpful to you so you are able to move forward more positively.

If you are happy for me to, I will give you a call prior to meeting with your child/young person. This will allow me to gain an understanding of your interpretation of your child’s difficulties ready for our session.

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

Sabine Hawkins – Adult CBT & Counselling

Birchington Practice

Counselling and CBT & 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 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 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

Tracey Neale – Adult CBT & EMDR

Online Practice

Online EMDR Therapy

 

Hello, my name is Tracey Neale and  I’m a fully qualifed 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 process of EMDR 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

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.

I am experienced in working with issues include sexual orientation, gender, relationships, self-esteem, family dynamics.

Ethical standards

I am accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I 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

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

 

Nariman Alaloosi – Adult Therapist

Online Counselling Practice

Online Counselling

 

My name is Nariman and I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor with a certificate in ‘Counselling and Psychotherapy’. I provide online counselling for adults at CBT and Counselling Kent. I am also a fully qualified ‘Integrative Psychosexual and Relationship therapist’ and hold a Diploma in ‘Psychosexual and Relationship therapy’. My training is accredited by Middlesex University in London and I’m a registered member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists).

How I can help

I believe that everybody’s situation is unique. Therefore, I will use the relevant tools and methods based on your individual needs and support you to overcome any issues and help you achieve the goals you have set.

I will provide you with a safe, non-judgmental and warm space and we will work together, for as long as you need. You will have the security of knowing that everything we discuss is treated with the genuine respect and in confidence.

My aim it to build rapport with you as quickly as possible, so hopefully you find it easier to open up and disclose the intimate aspects of your life. I understand that you are the expert of your life whilst I am the facilitator. I will be there to hold and support you whilst you explore and navigate your way through your challenges. Together we will rationalise your situation and untangle your thoughts in order to make the situations clearer and reduce any confusion you might have.

How I work

My approach is ‘integrative’. This means I use a variety of different approaches, theories and tools that suit each person needs. I use the ‘Person-Centred Approach’ when I feel you need to lead the way, which provides you with empathetic, non-judgmental space and unconditional positive regard.

I also incorporate ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ (CBT) into my work. Which will help you develop alternative/more helpful ways of thinking and behaving, which might be contributing to psychological distress. CBT helps to change negative thoughts or beliefs into more positive/rational ones.

I have experience working with a wide range of issues. Including (but not limited to) anxiety, psychosexual therapy, depression, grief and loss. Along with anger management, trauma, relationship problems and couple counselling.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe to and work within COSRT code of ethics and ethical framework. Additionally, I undertake regular professional development and supervision as well as having professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Nariman for online counselling then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. .Request an appointment

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

 

Michaela Flury – Adult & Child CBT

Maidstone & Gillingham Practice

Counselling & CBT Maidstone

 

My name is Michaela Flury and I am a fully qualified, Pyschotherapist,  ‘Integrative Cunsellor’ 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 Xounselling 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

Sherene Charles – Adult Therapist

Online Counselling Practice

Counselling Online

 

My name is Sherene Charles and I am a fully qualified individual and couple’s therapist for CBT and Counselling Kent. I am Senior Accredited with ‘The National Counselling Society’ (NCS) and the’ Infant Loss Foundation’. Alongside being a member of the ‘British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’ (BACP).

I practice an ‘integrative approach’ to therapy. That’s because I take the view that no single approach that can treat each person in all situations. Therefore, my counselling techniques are tailored to suit your individual needs and personal circumstances.

In addition to providing therapy, I also offer supervision to other therapists. Which means I ensure they are fully supported so they feel competent and able to work to the best of their ability.

Counselling is a journey that you and I can embark on together. You can choose the destination i.e developing and increasing your self-esteem. Overcoming anxiety, improving your relationships, processing and coming to terms with your past. Or improving your mental wellbeing. My role is to facilitate you in navigating your journey.

​How my counselling online works

I like to think that I am a warm, understanding and compassionate individual. Along with gentle challenge, empathy and compassion, I will provide a safe and secure setting to enable you the courage to examine your past, which might have contributed to any issues you may be facing currently.

At the start of our first session I will explain how the therapy will work. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask any questions that you might have. During our first session I will gather some basic information from you, discover your reasons for having therapy and explore what you would like to achieve. Sometimes people are unsure of what they would like to achieve from therapy; if this is the case, we can discuss what would be helpful to you.

Through me gaining an understanding  of your goals it will enable me to establish what your needs are and the best way for me to support you. It is also an opportunity for you to gain a sense of my approach and to see if you feel comfortable enough to work with me and whether I am the right counsellor for you to work with. You are not tied to coming back.

Moving you forward

Once you establish what your goal is through therapy, I will accompany you on your journey towards your chosen destination. I will provide you with support through the process, to identify the most suitable and appropriate route, to highlight potential obstacles along the way and inform you of all possible diversions, to ensure we travel at a comfortable speed and reach your chosen destination as quickly and safely as possible.

​Laughter during our sessions is of great benefit. Because it is like medicine – but without the side effects. Therefore, where appropriate, humour will be a key ingredient during our sessions. Gently encouraging you to face any deep fears and helping you explore your hopes and goals for the future.

I will gain great satisfaction and fulfilment in supporting you as take steps to move forward more positively – in whichever way they choose.

Ethical Standards

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

If you would like to make an appointment for online counselling with Sherene. Please contact at CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request an appointment

Sara O’Donnell – Adult Therapist

Maidstone Practice

Counselling Maidstone

 

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

Sian Jones – Adult Counsellor & 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 counselling experience. Although I now tend to specialise in onlin eCBT 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 you

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

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