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.
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