I have worked as a Counsellor for twenty years now and I have gained a great deal of knowledge and experience on this journey. I currently work with clients in my office in the Dordogne or at home and can meet you in person or we can talk via skype, Zoom, Whatsapp, Facetime or on the phone to suit your needs and wishes.
I offer a bespoke service and during the initial consultation I can outline the approaches I am trained in and we can then look at how best to work together. You may be needing just a couple of sessions to help you get back on your way, but then it could be that you would like time to grow and work with me for a longer period of time.
I first trained in France in Lacanian Psychoanalysis and then on returning to the UK in 2001 went on to study for an Integrative Counselling Diploma.
I have been in Private Practice since 1996 to 2001 in the Dordogne and then from 2005 until 2019 in Kent as well as offering services by telephone or via the internet. From April 2019 I am also able to offer face to face support in the Dordogne, where I now live.
I went on to spend 8 years working with clients referred to Counselling and Psychological Therapy through their GP in Primary Care in East Kent. Many clients have made a really good progress with a short term approach and said that the service I provided made a real difference to their lives.
I followed this with 5 years as a University Counsellor at Canterbury Christchurch with students of all ages, nationalities and walks of life.
I am highly experienced on the phone and I have been working through Health Assured, (an Employment Assistance Provider) since 2013 with a very high rate of success and client satisfaction.
I have developed my approach through extensive training to be able to support clients with a whole range of reasons for seeking counselling. I am qualified in EMDR, Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression as well as having CBT training. I use these skills combined with my deeper knowledge of our human frailties gained from my initial deeper training in psychoanlysis in France.
I adhere to the BACP code of Ethics www.bacp.com and of course my service is confidential.