Sometimes life becomes really hard and challenging and we find ourselves struggling to cope.

There are a host of reasons why people come to counselling. Whatever prompts you to seek support you can be assured that you will be listened to in confidence, with care and without judgement.

It can often help to explore issues with someone who is trained to listen and who has no other role in your life. Counselling can help you to feel better about yourself, consequently it can have a beneficial effect on all of your relationships. Counselling could be considered as a therapeutic conversation.

I believe that no specific counselling method can provide the 'magic 'answer. We are all unique individuals in our own right who present with different problems, from different backgrounds and in different situations. With this in mind I adopt an integrative or eclectic approach which means I can draw from a knowledge of a variety of counselling methods which can be tailored to meet every person's individual holistic needs. Examples of some of the approaches I utilise:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy

  • Person centred approach

  • Family therapy

  • Solution focused brief therapy

  • Psychodynamic therapy

  • Rewind technique

  • Humanistic therapy

  • Coaching

More information on types of therapy can be found on the BACP website


The main aims of counselling are to:

  • Motivate personal growth and change

  • Allow the safe expression of feelings, thoughts and behaviours

  • Develop self-esteem and autonomy

  • Increase impulse control

  • Support recovery from trauma and loss


Issues  I work with through my integrative approach include:

  • Abuse (sexual, emotional, physical)

  • Addiction (drugs, alcohol)

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement

  • Bullying

  • Children and Young People's issues

  • Depression

  • Gender dysphoria

  • Identity

  • Issues with anger

  • Loss

  • Low self confidence

  • Personal development

  • Phobias

  • Post-natal depression

  • Post traumatic stress disorder

  • Relationship Issues

  • School related issues

  • Self injury

  • Sexuality

  • Stress

  • Trauma

  • Work related issues

Location & Fees

I can offer either short or long term therapy dependent on need. Our sessions would normally be weekly and would last for 50mins. I can provide daytime and evening appointments.

My practice is in Staplehurst, which is located midway between Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells in Kent. I am situated 10 to 15 minutes-walk from Staplehurst Station. There is adequate on road parking outside my practice if needed.

Please contact me for my fees. I offer a reduced fee to trainee counsellors.