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Inspirational Change Therapies Counselling in Maidstone, Kent

About Me. Portrait (new Sept 2019)

Who I am…

Values and Approach:

I am committed to improving the mental health of the clients I work with through upholding the values of inclusivity, going the extra mile, friendliness and compassion.

I am guided by some of the common aspirations my clients share with me:

  • Hope
  • Independence
  • Control
  • Stability and consistency in life

CBT is the most effective therapy for treating the common psychological difficulties and challenges we face in life. I specialise in providing individual care and support to help clients address their problems. I work collaboratively with my clients to find a lasting solution to the difficulties they present with using the most up to date and proven strategies. As a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, my role is not just about treating the symptoms but getting to the root cause of the problem.

Over recent years I have also trained as an Interpersonal Psychotherapist which helps me to better understand and treat the interpersonal aspects of the person's difficulties. I work with my clients to explore the impact our interactions with others have on our wellbeing.
Compassion lies at the heart of my approach. I use compassion focused approaches to help my clients to change how they think, by giving them long-term coping strategies and tools to break behavioural patterns.

What my clients say

"Thank you, makes me feel at ease, professional and consistent always."
G. F.

“Felt listened to, very friendly, understanding and reassuring.”
M. T.

“I felt well supported whilst taking responsibility for my recovery, as a result I felt confident to try a new job.”

"…. the main thing that stands out for me is, I have finally been able to make a daily routine for myself and stick to it. I have less time to think negative thoughts."
L. L. Client

My Experience

My core profession is in mental health nursing where I have about nine years post registration experience. During this time, I have successfully worked as a Registered Mental Health Nurse, starting as a Staff Nurse on an in- patient ward. After about two years I had the opportunity to work as a Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) within a secondary mental health service where I successfully held this post for about six years. During this time, I used CBT principles and interventions in my work with patients. I managed my own caseload which was a mixed caseload comprising patients suffering from common mental health problems and others with severe and enduring mental health problems. I noticed that working in a structured way with my patients helped them make progress through their recovery journey with good outcomes. I also had the opportunity to do a Master’s programme in Psychosocial Interventions (MSc in Advanced Practice Mental Health Nursing). After the successful completion of my Master’s degree, I developed further interest in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) having been inspired by its positive outcomes in my practice.

I had the opportunity to successfully complete a formal and accredited Post-Graduate Diploma in CBT (High Intensity training). After qualifying as a CBT therapist I secured a post in an IAPT service providing evidence-based CBT interventions both face to face and online therapy. I have ample experience in treating the full range of anxiety disorders and depression. I am developing my specialist area in CBT working with clients experiencing difficulties in Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

I have recently qualified as an Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) practitioner. I am in training for EMDR to enhance my trauma work.

I have been running my private practice for 3 years.

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Please get in touch today to start your change. 07506 092057 I may not be able to take your call straight away however, I will return your call if you leave a message. You may prefer to send an email requesting a call back for a discussion about your mental health needs.

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