Perhaps you have a specific problem or issue that wants attention, or a more general sense of unease or dissatisfaction with your life? You may feel in distress, overwhelmed by feelings, or as if life ‘isn’t working’. Problems may be showing up in your personal relationships; at home or at work; in changes of mood or outbursts of anger. You may also be experiencing physical symptoms such as: tiredness; disturbed sleep; eating problems; increasing your use of drugs or alcohol to cope. You might have defined your problem as stress, anxiety or depression.
Psychotherapy or counselling offers you a safe, confidential space where you will be listened to carefully and without judgement. From there it is possible to clarify what the problem or unease is, how it came to be, and to move forward. It is a chance to explore, think about and understand life, so that you can live it well.
I am a UKCP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist based in Margate, Kent. My clinic is accessible to clients in the Thanet and East Kent area, and I also offer telephone sessions. I work with individual adults, couples, young people and families. Since undertaking additional training as a Systemic Practitioner I particularly enjoy working with family, school and parenting problems, and can consult to professionals around these issues. I also offer supervision to trainee and experienced counsellors or therapists. Counselling or psychotherapy sessions usually take place weekly. I work with clients on both a short and long-term basis, and suggest that allowing for 6-12 sessions is a good place to start. I have experience of working with many mental health and existential issues including: Depression; Anxiety; Loss; Teen issues; Self-harm; Separation; Parenting; Post-natal depression; Gender and Sexuality issues, Relationship Problems; Loneliness. Counselling and psychotherapy is confidential, with certain exceptions, and I abide by the code of ethics of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (http://www.ukcp.org.uk/) and the BACP.