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.
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.
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