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I often work with  anxiety, anger and sadness based around issues concerning loss and/or relationship problems with friends, family or teachers.  

 

I frequently work with children and young people, providing counselling services throughout Kent where I see a diverse mix of clients ranging in age from 6 years upwards.

 

I can help young people deal with the strong feelings and physical changes linked to the various life stages they go through, as well as issues around gender and identity, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, poor self-esteem, bullying, loss of motivation, exam stress and eating disorders.

 

Through my student counselling work and English As a Foreign Language hosting and teaching, I have accumulated valuable experience working with children and young people from diverse backgrounds and in a range of settings that include primary and secondary schools, as well as further and higher education environments.

 

I also specialise in working with Carers  as I have direct experience of being a carer myself and understand and appreciate the stresses and strains caring for someone with a physical or mental health problem can involve.

 

I practice Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and use elements of these techniques to help my clients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I qualified as a counsellor in 2017 and gained an additional Level 6 Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People in May 2019.  I also work with other therapists, mental health professionals and trainees.  I undertake regular CPD, including Child Protection Training with Kent County Council for School Counsellors; and the Royal Society for Public Health's Connect 5 mental health training programme.

 

To get the most out of your counselling, sessions should be regular, once a week preferably, for an open ended period.  However, a more short term approach can be agreed upon at our initial meeting.  Clients normally find a review of the working relationship at around the 6 and 12 session stages allows them to reflect upon how the therapy is working out for them.

 

 

 

Previous to becoming a counsellor I spent many years working in the media, mostly within television and theatre production, but also as a freelance copywriter and  journalist.

 

 

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