Adult & Child Counselling Gravesend
My name is Charlene Douglas and I’m a fully qualified ‘Psychodynamic Counsellor’ based at CBT & Counselling Gravesend. I’m a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and work with both adults and children age 11+ on a wide range of difficulties.
Psychodynamic counselling is a therapeutic approach that embraces the work of all analytic therapies. I also practice elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in my work, where relevant, in order to help you move forward.
Over the last 15 years I have worked in numerous counselling related environments. Supporting young people and adults to work through their challenges. I understand life can be lonely at times and we might feel as though everyone else has lives that run smoothly. Anxiety, depression, stress and so on, can feel debilitating at times. I will work with you to help you get to where you want to be
Child counselling Gravesend
My experience of child counselling has been achieved in secondary and higher education settings. I have worked with hundreds of young people who have experienced traumatic events related to abuse, sexual exploitation, anxiety or addiction etc.
The feedback I have received is that I’m someone they can ‘really talk to’. Someone who is ‘on their side’. I will work patiently with your child to help them find better ways of coping with any difficult situation they are experiencing. Then help them move forward more positively.
I understand that it might feel quite daunting making the first contact with a counsellor. However, rest assured, I will provide an environment where you can feel really safe to express exactly what you are experiencing – without the fear of being judged. I cover any emotional difficulty, with a particular focus on sex and relationships. Perhaps you are experiencing issues with sexual dysfunctions, a lack of sexual desire or confusion around sexual identity. Or maybe you finding it difficult to find or sustain a relationship.
Together, we will explore what you are really feeling and why then work on helping you find a way forward.
I subscribe to and work within the ethical frameworks of both the BACP and COSRT (College of sex and relationship therapies). Clinical supervision is undertaken on a monthly basis. Alongside regular participation in continued professional development (CPD).
I hold professional and public indemnity insurance.
If you would like to make an appointment to come and see me for either adult Counselling Gravesend or child counselling Gravesend. Please contact me via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request to see Charlene