Whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety or difficulties in your relationships, problems adjusting to changes or loss in your life, or perhaps you wish to focus on personal growth, making a decision to seek any form of therapy can be a difficult one. For many people, however, it is one that they will always be thankful they made. I hope you are able to find the information you need on this site to help you make your decision, but if not, please do get in touch with any questions you may have about my work as a Counselling Psychologist.
My practice offers a safe and confidential environment where clients can explore any difficulties or challenges they are experiencing, as well as areas where they feel their wellbeing could be enhanced.
I provide psychotherapy and counselling to adults, children, adolescents and their families from my private practice in central Tunbridge Wells, Kent. I offer a range of therapeutic approaches including: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindfulness and Integrative Psychotherapy.
Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), please see the Regulation information for full information.
Please see the Further Information section for appointment details, confidentiality and fees.
I use a wide range of approaches when working with clients:
Embracing the unique value of each individual by combining different forms of psychotherapy to create one approach to therapy which responds appropriately and effectively to all aspects of you.
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT involves us working collaboratively. This therapy aims to help you understand the relationship between your thoughts, behaviours and feelings. We then agree on tasks which you may experiment with in order to identify the techniques that work most effectively for you.
The goal is to improve your self-awareness, enabling you to gain insight into the influence of your past on your present behaviour. Offering a regular time to talk about yourself, as well as your past and present relationships, focusing on the influence that unconscious processes have on your present behaviour.
I teach clients mindfulness as a way of becoming more aware of the present moment, including getting in touch with moment-to-moment changes in their mind and their bodies. Mindfulness can help people to halt the escalation of negative thoughts and teach them to focus on the present moment, rather than reliving the past or pre-living the future.
Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)
When we have been involved in or witness a very distressing event our brain can struggle to process information in the way it would process an everyday event. This can lead to a number of difficulties such as re-experiencing the event as though it were happening now, memories that are so overwhelming you avoid thinking of them or a state where you feel constantly on the look out for danger.