My practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist is based in the centre of Tunbridge Wells within easy reach of Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and the surrounding areas of Kent and East Sussex.For the duration of the coronavirus pandemic I am working with all clients via video link (Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp) or telephone
and have completed UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance.
I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist since 2005 and offer one-to-one counselling and psychotherapy for adults (over 18 years of age) either ‘short-term’ (6-12 sessions) or ‘open-ended’ where work continues for as long as it is experienced as valuable.
My therapeutic approach although essentially ‘psychodynamic’ is informed by other ways of thinking and working including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), mindfulness, attachment and mentalization-based theory (MBT). I have worked as a Bereavement Support Worker with CRUSE Bereavement Care and as a senior therapist for The Counselling Centre ,Tunbridge Wells (TCC) for many years. Currently I am a nominated therapist for students training to be counsellors at TCC which is a member of the local National Counselling Network Centre (NCN) whose aim is to ensure provision of high quality professional counselling to the local community.
I completed supervision skills training with the British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF) but currently do not offer therapeutic supervision.
As a physiotherapist, I worked for many years in hospitals, schools and the community. Following a degree in Health, I acted as a Public Health Specialist for South East London NHS, which latterly encompassed the role of Screening Coordinator for all NHS Cancer Screening Programmes covering the boroughs of Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich.