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Nikki Blake

Online Counselling Practice

Online Counselling

 

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 to online counselling

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 counselling. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today, Request an appointment

Daniella Smith

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

 

 

Jacky Rudkins

Rochester Practice

Jacky Rudkins Adult & Child Counselling

 

My name is Jacky Rudkins and I am a fully qualified and accredited ‘Integrative Counsellor’ based at CBT and Counselling Medway (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

Maidstone Practice

CBT Therapy Maidstone

 

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

 

 

 

Nariman Alaloosi

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

Lynn Garbutt

Egerton Practice

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Ashford

 

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

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

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

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

My Background

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

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

Qualifications

PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT/REBT)

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

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

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

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

Jo Walmsley

Sittingbourne Practice

Counselling & CBT Sittingbourne

 

My name is Jo Walmsley and I’m a fully qualified ‘Integrative Counsellor’ and Clinical Supervisor based at CBT 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 Counselling and CBT 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 and where relevant I 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.

Counselling and CBT Sittingbourne for 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 at CBT Sittingbourne. Then then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request to see Jo

 

Michaela Flury

Maidstone Practice

Counselling & CBT Maidstone

 

My name is Michaela Flury and I am a fully qualified Integrative counsellor and 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+.

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.

At CBT Maidstone I will help you gain insight into aspects of yourself, which means you will be better equipped to understand your thoughts and feelings.  This will in turn help you to 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 also experienced 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. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request to see Michaela

Allie Markantonis

West Malling & Canterbury Practice

CBT West Malling

 

Hello, my name is Allie Markantonis and I’m a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor based Counselling & CBT West Malling practice. I’m an accredited member of the NCS (National Counselling Society) and work with adults and young people age 13+.

Starting from where you are now. I can help you find the powerful tools and techniques you need to take you to where you want to be. This is achieved through utilising all the tools in my therapy toolbox.

I also use other skilled techniques. Such as, the highly effective, content free, ‘Rewind Technique’. This is a non-intrusive, safe and highly effective psychological method for working with trauma and PTSD. Being content free means you don’t have to tell me details and it reduces the risk of being re-traumatised.

My approach to therapy

At CBT West Malling, I offer a down-to-earth and easy to relate to approach. The space I provide for you to explore your concerns is calm and confidential. I’ll help you talk through the times when you don’t feel quite in control or you are experiencing something difficult.

A combination of events, experiences and/or perceptions can conspire, leaving us stressed, depressed or anxious for instance. Or perhaps you are lacking in confidence, have low self-esteem or just feel un-motivated. This may lead you to behave in an unhelpful way that potentially makes things worse. For instance, you may get angry and lash out or you may eat or drink too much avoid situations you find difficult altogether.

This is when I can help you to help yourself. I will help you explore your difficulties and enable you to regain control of your life. Together, we can try and identify the cause of your problems; and deal with them. Instead of being preoccupied with the effects.

Ethical Standards

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

If you would like to book an appointment to come and see me at CBT & Counselling West Malling then please contact me via CBT & Counselling Kent today. Request to see Allie

Sherene Charles

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

Maidstone Practice

Counselling & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Maidstone

 

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

Audrey Dudman

Dartford Practice

Counselling & CBT Dartford

 

My name is Audrey Dudman and I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor of 25 years, based at Counselling and CBT Dartford.  I am also a Senior Accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellor & Psychotherapists) providing CBT counselling for adult individuals.

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

I am also trained in working with trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in addition to me being an EMDR Practitioner.

Experience

I have been a practising therpist for a number of years both in private practice and the public sector.

My work at Counselling and CBT Dartford is diverse. I am experienced in working with mixed cultures, same gender relationships, families and friendships.

I am experienced in working with problems such as trauma, anxiety and depression. Alongside stress management, work related problems, relationship issues or eating disorders.

I am also a supervisor which means that I support and advise other counsellors with elements of their work.

My approach to therapy

Counselling offers insight into difficulties that may have arisen from your past which may still affect you in the present. CBT therapy focusses on changing any negative thoughts and behaviours you may have into more positive ones.

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.

Together we will rationalise your situation so that you are able to gain clarity and insight.

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

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

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

I will treat you 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.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe to and work within the BACP ethical framework. Therefore, I undertake regular professional development and supervision. Alongside having professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to book an appointment to come and see me at Counselling & CBT Dartford then please contact me via CBT & Counselling Kent today. Request to see Audrey

Beverley Simpkins

Sevenoaks & West Wickham Practice

Counselling and CBT Sevenoaks

 

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

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

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

How I can help

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

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

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

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

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

Ethical Standards

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

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

 

 

Colin Campbell-Dunlop

Westerham & Dartford Practice

Counselling & CBT Westerham

 

My name is Colin Campbell-Dunlop and I am a fully qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Couple Therapist based at CBT and Counselling Westerham and Dartford (Farningham)

I hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling in addition to a BSc (Hons) degree and professional qualifications in Law.  I’m also a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

How I can help you

I have built busy, successful practices at both CBT and Counselling Westerham and Dartford over recent years. Specialising in counselling for adult individuals and couples.

I use an ‘Integrative’ approach to counselling. This means, I draw upon a number of different theoretical frameworks tailored to suit your needs. My aim is to create a safe, non-judgmental space. In which you can develop a deeper understanding of yourself and the difficulties you may be facing. Through our work together we will aim to find solutions and options which enable you to move forward with your life and achieve your full potential.

My Integrative approach to Counselling incorporates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques.  These are specifically designed to help you challenge unhelpful thoughts and behaviours which may be holding you back.  By working closely with you in this way will help you to move forward with your life.

I am experienced in dealing with a variety of different mental health issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, anger management and workplace related stress.  Alongside helping individuals and couples with relationship issues and other challenging aspects of life.

Ethical Standards

I’m a registered member of BACP (MBACP) and subscribe to a code of ethical standards.  I have ongoing supervision, which is a requirement for all counsellors and hold full professional indemnity insurance.

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 Colin at Counselling and CBT Westerham or Dartford. Please contact him via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request to see Colin

Colin is a registered provider with a number of Health insurers. These include AXA-PPP, Aviva, WPA and Protocol. Along with Simply Health, Cigna and Aetna. If you have cover with any of these organisations your therapy costs may be met by them.  Please enquire should you wish to cover the costs of your therapy via this route.

 

Paul Lewis

West Malling Practice

Counselling Maidstone

 

My name is Paul Lewis and I am a fully qualified, BACP accredited, ‘Humanistic Integrative Counsellor’ based at CBT and Counselling Maidstone. ‘Integrative counselling’ means I have studied more than one approach to counselling. This enables me to draw upon different methods and tailor a bespoke approach for every individual I see.

I follow the ‘person centered’ approach during therapy, because I believe each person is the expert of their own lives. Therefore, I will encourage you to lead the sessions, whilst l listen without judgement. I will treat you with empathy, acceptance and honesty at all times.

During our sessions I use the language of ‘Transactional Analysis’ (TA). This is a form of modern psychology that examines a person’s relationships and interactions. This can be helpful in understanding ourselves more fully. Following the ‘Gestalt’ approach to therapy I will help you focus on your present thoughts, feelings and behaviour to better understand the way you relate to others.

How I can help

Counselling is an opportunity to express your thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential environment.  If you are experiencing any kind of difficulty, distress or dissatisfaction in your life. Then you might find it easier to talk to someone who is professional and independent of family and friends.

You may want to change the way you think or behave towards an issue, or you might choose to look more deeply at past experiences to help make sense of what you are going through.  I can offer you understanding through gentle challenging to help you gain clarity about where you are, where you want to get to and how to move ahead.

During our sessions at CBT and Counselling Maidstone I will gently encourage you to talk openly about your thoughts and feelings. Together, we will use different methods including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and solution-focussed exercises to help you make noticeable changes.

I provide a relationship in which you can learn to find and trust yourself and begin using the skills you have acquired.  If you are willing, counselling can help you re-discover your sense of worth and wellbeing.

Experience

With over 8 years professional experience in both private practice and charity organisations, I have worked with a number of emotional problems. Including sex and sexuality issues, addictions, self-harm, depression, anxiety, stress and bereavement.

However, it is my personal life experience that has had the biggest influence on how I practice counselling.  Having experienced many of the struggles we all face, and some more uncommon. I can relate and put myself into your shoes to really try and understand your experience.

Through the use of ongoing Supervision, I abide by the Ethical Framework laid out by the BACP.  I am committed to undergoing continuing professional development in order to provide a quality and up-to-date service.

If you would like to book an appointment to see Paul at CBT and Counselling Maidstone. Please contact him via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request to see Paul

Kaye Barney

Online Counselling Practice

Online Counselling

 

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 counselling 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 counselling

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

Debbie Fletcher

Bromley Practice

Counselling & CBT Bromley (adult & child)

 

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

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

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

Counselling and CBT Bromley – for adults

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

Counselling and CBT Bromley – for children

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

Ethical standards

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

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

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

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

Gaye Mitchell

Dartford & Rochester Practice

Counselling Dartford & Rochester

 

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

I’m a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with an ‘Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.  Accredited by the NCS (National Counselling Society). I offer counselling and psychotherapy for adults on both a long term or short term basis.

Experience

With over 16 years’ working in mental health both for the NHS and privately has enabled me a vast amount of knowledge and experience.

Whilst working for the ‘NHS Forensic Mental Health’ I supported people with a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, abuse and addiction.

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

My work helping others within the community has allowed me to witness the difference it can make to a person when they make small changes to help  them make sense of their situation.

I am also a practicing therapist for ‘Harmony Therapy Trust’. This is a charity providing free NHS approved complementary treatment with cancer or other serious life illnesses.

I also work voluntarily for the Samaritans and with cancer patients receiving treatment with’ Look Good Feel Better’. This is to help with low self-esteem and confidence.

How I can help

I do understand, that taking the first step into counselling can be quite difficult. However,  rest assured, my approach is warm, understanding and empathetic. Above all, I shall provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to talk.

By gently asking you the right questions I will help you explore your thoughts and feelings. In other words, I shall listen and value any struggles you are having and support you in finding a way to move forward more positively.

I shall not offer advice but allow you the freedom to tell your story and find a way forward. I shall take an active role in assisting you make the changes in your life that benefit you and ensure that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Ethical Standards

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

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

At Counselling Dartford I offer help and support for any type of problem.   such as anxiety, bereavement, depression, anger management, relationship problems and stress.

If you would like to make an appointment with Gaye at CBT and Counselling Rochester or CBT and Counselling Dartford. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request to see Gaye

Sian Jones

Ashford Practice

Counselling & CBT Ashford

 

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

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

How I can help

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

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

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

Experience

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

I subscribe to and work within the UKCP Code of Ethics and the BACP Ethical Framework and undertake regular professional development, as well as having professional indemnity insurance.

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

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

If you would like to make an appointment to see Sian at Counselling & CBT Ashford. Then please contact us at CBT and Counselling today.Request to Sian

Alison Day

Maidstone Practice

Adult and Child Counselling Maidstone

 

My name is Alison Day and I’m an adult and child counsellor am based at CBT and Counselling Maidstone. I’m a fully qualified counsellor and member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) providing counselling for both adults and children.

With over nine year’s extensive experience working with individuals and children over the age of eleven. I use an integrative approach, which means I draw from a range of therapeutic approaches to meet your individual needs.

I’m a fully qualified ‘Relate’ trained couple counsellor as well as having my own private counselling Maidstone practice.

Counselling for children

My work has involved a vast amount of experience counselling children in secondary schools, colleges and a pupil referral unit.  Supporting children through any difficulties they may be facing. Problems such as anxiety, bullying, self-harm, complex family situations or dealing with challenging emotions.

I will help your child feel really ‘heard’ and understood in order to help them move forward more positively.

Adult counselling

I consider myself to be warm, approachable and non-judgemental, with a down to earth approach. The setting I provide will be safe and confidential so you feel able to talk through any issues you may be facing. I will help you feel understood and supported at a time in your life when you may need it most. Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety, depression or anger, a lack of confidence, confusion or sadness.

Maybe you would like to gain an understanding of your relationships, past and present. Including the relationship you have with yourself. Whatever the problem may be, together we will try to develop strategies to improve your emotional well-being and bring about positive change.

I believe that happiness is not the absence of problems but our ability to deal with them. By working on understanding ourselves and developing self-confidence, we are better equipped to take control of our lives, more able to engage effectively with others and enjoy the life we choose to live.

Ethical standards

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

I provide help and support for any type of problem such anxiety, depression counselling, child counselling,  anger management and relationship problems.

If you would like to make an appointment with Alison at counselling Maidstone then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Link – Request to see Alison

Tracey Neale

Online Counselling Practice

Online Counselling

 

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

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

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

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

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

My experience

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

How 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. Similarly in bereavement, eating disorders and alcohol, drug and gambling addictions.

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

Ethical standards

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

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

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

Dr Tim Burns

Whistable Practice

Psychotherapy Canterbury & Whitstable

 

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

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

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

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

How I can help

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

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

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

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

Ethical standards

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

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

 

Sabine Hawkins

Canterbury & Birchington Practice

Counselling & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

 

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

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

Experience

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

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

How I can help

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

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

Ethical Standards

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

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

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

Sally Cloke

Ashford Practice

Adult & Child Counselling Ashford

 

My name is Sally Cloke and I’m fully qualified therapist for both adult and child counselling Ashford. I’m a BACP (British Association Counsellors & Psychotherapists) accredited ‘Integrative Counsellor which means I draw upon a wide range of different therapeutic approaches to meet your individual needs.

My aim is to build a trusting, non-judgemental therapeutic relationship between us, which should enable you to feel deeply understood and fully accepted for who you are.

I have gained a wealth of experience counselling across private, public and voluntary sectors.

Adult counselling Ashford

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

With my help you will achieve a better understanding of yourself. This understanding builds confidence, leading you to be more able to identify your own solutions to the problems you face. This feeling of empowerment will enable you to move past any problematic thoughts or feelings. This will result in you moving forward in a more positive way.

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

Sarah Warrington

Sevenoaks Practice

Adult Counselling Sevenoaks

 

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

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

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

How I can help

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

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

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

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

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

Ethical standards

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

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

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

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

 

Tanya Thompson

Herne Bay Practice

Counselling Herne Bay (adults and children)

 

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

 Experience

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

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

How I can help

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

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

Ethical Standards

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

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

 

Elaine Brown

Deal & Canterbury Practice

CBT and Counselling Deal

 

Hello, my name is Elaine Brown BSc (hons) and I’m a fully qualified Counsellor based at CBT & Counselling Deal and Canterbury.  I am a member of the ‘British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’ (BACP) and an accredited member of the ‘National Counselling Society’ (NCS).

In 2008 I graduated from my honour’s degree in ‘Social Sciences with Geography and Politics with a Human Geography theme’. I then worked overseas for some time before returning to the UK.  In 2015, I became a fully qualified ‘Relate’ trained counsellor working with adults’ individuals, couples and young people age 13+.

I embrace both psychodynamic and systemic perspectives, alongside using the practical tools of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help you move forward. This means I take an ‘integrative approach’ to therapy, because I take the take the view that there is 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.

Adult Counselling

At CBT and Counselling Deal provide counselling for anxiety, counselling for depression. Anger management or relationship issues, to name but a few.

I have many years’ experience with a variety of unique individuals – from age 11 years old to 90 years young. This has enabled me to have a greater understanding of the impact that ‘systems’ have on us throughout our lives.

Wherever and however we live in the world these systems include: –

The Family Systems and networks of our original care providers, in whatever form that may be. Including same gender or extended families. Carers, foster or adopted families
The education system – our schooling, college or university.
Our working environment
Our current family life and friends that we choose to call family

All of these factors have a significant impact on our lives, mental health and well-being – both good and sometimes sadly – not so good.

It really does feel good to talk. and to be able to share your feelings and to have someone ensure you feel heard and understood is extremely beneficial to our mental wellbeing. My role as your therapist is to ensure that you feel supported, so you are able to bring about the changes you are looking for.

Young Person Counselling

Young people today face lots of different challenges. From anxiety about their relationships with their peers, to worrying about what people think of them. Through to bullying in the school space or on social media and/or difficulties at home.

My experience working with young people began as ‘Connexions’ young person advisor as well as a part time as a ‘Student Support & Wellbeing Advisor’ in a University. During my work as a ‘Relate’ counsellor I have supported young people in secondary schools as well as seeing young people at the Relate centre.

It would be a privilege for me to be able to provide a space where maybe, for the first time, a young person feels heard, listened to and supported, without fear of being judged. Depending on their age and understanding, I provide different techniques that will lead to them feeling less confused and more empowered, so they are able to move forward in a positive way.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe to and work within the NCS code of practice and BACP ethical framework.  Alongside undertaking regular professional development and  clinical supervision.  I have professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to book an appointment to see Elaine at either CBT and Counselling Deal or Canterbury. Then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today.  Request an appointment with Elaine

 

Lynne Fleming

Tonbridge Practice

CBT & Counselling Tonbridge

 

My name is Lynne Fleming and I’m a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) based at CBT and Counselling Tonbridge (Hildenborough) practice.

I hold a level 4 diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and my training is predominantly in ‘Person-Centred Counselling’. Although, I work creatively by incorporating Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) techniques into my work to help you move forward.

Experience

Alongside running my own private practice, I have been a long-term volunteer with ‘Cruse Bereavement Care’ and a volunteer counsellor at a local hospice. I uphold my professional development through the attendance of training events and courses to ensure my skills and knowledge are continually improving and expanding.

My approach to therapy

I understand that each person is unique and there is a no ‘one size fits all’ approach to therapy. By tailoring my sessions to meet your needs I will give you the best opportunity for positive outcome and change.

I consider myself to be warm, caring and approachable, rather than a blank canvas. That is because, I firmly believe that the key to successful therapy is the relationship we forge together.

Our working relationship at CBT and Counselling Tonbridge will underpin our sessions together. Which will hopefully give you the confidence to share your story with me. The value of being heard is extremely powerful and cannot be underestimated. It is my privilege to hear what you have to say and for you to allow me the opportunity of supporting you to make the changes you set out to achieve.

You will be at the heart of our work we do together, and I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to help you work through whatever is troubling you.

I offer counselling for all forms of loss (bereavement, relationships, jobs, finances etc). Along with therapy for anxiety, depression counselling, low self-esteem, relationship and work-related problems.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe to and work within the BACP ethical framework, which means I undertake regular professional development and supervision. I hold professional indemnity insurance alongside being registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

My therapy room is situated in a quiet, private area at Hildenborough Golf and Leisure Club. There is extensive free parking and next to Hildenborough train station.

If you would like to book an appointment to come and see me at CBT & Counselling Tonbridge then please contact me via CBT & Counselling Kent today. Link –  Request to see Lynne

Tara Cratchley

Tonbridge Practice

Counselling Tonbridge – Adult and Child

 

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

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

How I can help

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

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

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

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

Help and support for any type of problem such anxiety counselling Tonbridge. Depression counselling Tonbridge. Child counselling Tonbridge. Anger Management Tonbridge. Relationship problems Tonbridge.

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

Katie Harris

Ashford Practice

Child Therapist Ashford

 

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

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

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

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

Child Therapy

During my work as a child therapist Ashford, therapy is offered in a very different way. I aim to build a friendship so they feel comfortable enoguh to be able to open up to me. Depending on the age of your child, I use a playful approach to begin counselling.

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

Ethical Standards

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

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

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

Alison Marsh

Margate Practice

Counselling Margate

 

My name is Alison Marsh and I’m a BACP accredited ‘Integrative Counsellor’ based at CBT & Counselling Margate. I provide therapy for both adults and children age 14+.

Being an integrative counsellor means that I bring together different elements of specific therapies to find the one that suits you. At CBT and Counselling Margate. I also incorporate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques which equip you with practical tools to help you move forward.

I take the view that there is no single approach that can treat each person in all situations. Therefore, I will tailor my work to suit each individual. I offer provide

Experience

Outside of my own private practice I also have experience working within the NHS, providing counselling for patients within the cardiac unit. Alongside this, I have also worked with teenagers within schools and the charity counselling service ‘Breast Cancer Care’ supporting breast cancer survivors. I currently teach level 2 counselling to trainee counsellors.

At times, life can be stressful. Pressure from family, work or relationships can leave us feeling lost, upset and/or confused – with nowhere to turn.

I do understand that making the initial contact to see a therapist can sometimes be the hardest part. However, rest assured, this will be the start of you making some positive changes in your life. Whether you goal is learning to understand yourself and your feelings a little better. Or perhaps finding ways of managing difficult situations more effectively, I will help you move forward in the way that you choose.

How I can help

At counselling Margate I provide support in helping you make sense of your problems. Because I am neutral, I will help you find answers in a way that friends and family may not be able to.

By gently encouraging you to explore and discuss your feelings and emotions, you will feel able to examine your choices and empowered to act upon any changes you decide to make.

The sessions are guided by you and we will move at your pace. I will listen and follow your story. Then, using my expertise, I will help you look at things from different perspectives. I will also help you be aware of any potentially unhelpful thinking habits or patterns of behaviour that may have developed over time. Then together, we will find new coping strategies to help you deal with your problems more positively.

I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to talk openly. Whether you feel overwhelmed by your circumstances, have historical or long-term problems. Or perhaps just generally discontented with life. I will help you discover a way forward.

Experience

I am experienced in working with problems such as trauma, anxiety and depression. Alongside stress management, work related problems, relationship issues or eating disorders.

My work with teenagers has given me the experience to support issues around social media, bullying, self-esteem, self-harm, exam stress and family problems.

Ethical Standards

I aim to provide an extremely high-quality professional service, I am an accredited member of the BACP, working within their ethical framework.  I am also on the National Counselling Society accredited register.

In addition to my Integrative Counselling Diploma I have a wide range of further training combining a person-centred approach with CBT, TA, Gestalt, and Creative Therapy. I use the blended approaches to meet your needs.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Alison for CBT or Counselling Margate then contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request to see Alison

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