We all face challenges throughout our lives and usually we sort through them by ourselves or with the help of family and friends. Occasionally we are faced with problems that threaten to overwhelm us or our relationships and it is at these times it can be useful to access counselling.
I am an accredited BACP therapist with over 27 years experience in the profession. I am primarily a cognitive behavioural and systemic therapist although my training has taken in many of the recognised counselling techniques and theories. This means that I can fit my approach to best suit the clients needs. Clients are all individuals and so we work together to find the best way forward. I work alongside my clients in an active and involved way and am transparent in my style so you always understand where I am coming from and how I am working with you. Counselling does not need to be lengthy - sometimes even just one session can be useful.
I was a practicing Relate Couple and Family counsellor for over 12 years and have extensive experience dealing with all kinds of couple and family relationship issues including issues with young people.
I work with a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, abuse, panic, stress, trauma, obsession, eating disorders, couple and family relationships.
I offer supervision to other practicing counsellors and students intergrating the various approaches I have trained in and used in my years of practice.
I have been married for 39years and have two children and two grandchildren. I am based in Tunbridge Wells and offer daytime and Saturday morning appointments.