About Me

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“I believe that creating an authentic connection with your counsellor is one of the best ways to ensure the client thrives from the therapy. It can often be challenging work, so finding a therapist who ‘feels right’ is the key to your success”

Andy Gray Counselling

My Background – Counselling Maidstone

With over 10 years of experience working within an NHS setting I work with people of all ages, from all walks of life, dealing with all types of issues; this could range from depression and anxiety to grief and loss; from anger management to problems with self-esteem.

Facilitating individuals, couples, and groups who wish to learn knew skills in order to navigate through life is one of the most rewarding aspects of my work; Motivating, inspiring and walking alongside courageous people as they seek personal growth and change in their lives, is both fulfilling and humbling.

 

Education

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (BACP Accredited)

Membership

Registered Member BACP (Membership number: 062128)

 

My Experience includes

Exam nerves
Low Self-esteem
Problems with relationships and intimacy
Dissatisfaction with a job or career
Depression and trauma
Loss of a loved one
Panic attacks and anxiety
Substance abuse and addictions
Trouble adjusting to a new relationship, a move, or other circumstances
Anxiety and stress
Depression and loss
Substance abuse and other addictions
Trauma related symptoms
Occupational stress
Learning, attention, and behavioural problems
Relationship and family problems
Adoption, divorce, and custody
Abuse
Spiritual issues
Chronic & terminal illness
and many others.

How can I help?

My initial training for three years was in Humanistic Counselling (a therapy that focuses on a client’s own potential for growth, emphasising their positive traits whilst encouraging them to seek the wisdom already inherent within them), however my post graduates training includes:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Mindfulness and meditation
Relaxation and stress-relief techniques

Working alongside me will allow you to gain insight into the issues and problems that occur in your life and give you the skills to take positive steps in learning to deal with them more effectively. You will learn to trust yourself and recognise your strengths in order to lead a happier, more productive and contented life.

Professionalism

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation. The counselling service at Yalding just outside Maidstone provides clients with a Counsellor who is:

  • Qualified at Advanced Diploma level
  • Registered Accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
  • Fully insured
  • Enhanced CRB/DBS checked.
  • Over 6000 hours completed client sessions
  • Worked as counsellor at Yalding Surgery since 2008
  • Adheres to BACP Ethical Framework including monthly Supervision
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