Counselling and therapy around Canterbury, Folkestone & Dover
MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION COURSE
You may be wondering what this 8 week course offers. Mindfulness itself, when regularly practiced, improves your emotional awareness and capacity to manage those emotions, body awareness, and it improves attention & concentration. What the course offers you is a systematic way of learning the core practices that can lead to these benefits, and the opportunity for you to identify how these skills can be maintained within your lifestyle afterwards.
My next 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course will be running from 19th April 2018 and consecutive Thursdays through to June. A one day retreat is also included, to be held on Sunday 20th May. It will be held at The HolistiCentre, and costs just £260 for the whole course.
If you are interested, please contact me by email and I will send you an application form.
Early bird discount is available until 28th February 2018. See the Mindfulness page for further details.
Please note that Mindfulness is not a psychological therapy.
Are you fed up with feeling anxious or low, and feel it's time for things to change? Or perhaps your work is getting you down, and you aren't sure what to do about it? You may even find it difficult to think that things could change. Counselling is a chance for you to explore what is going on for you, and identify how you might move closer to experiencing life as you'd like to. This may include changing your mind set over time, and being willing to try things differently, but this is likely to be an organic process that is sustainable.
What I offer
I see adults on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. The aim is to explore your concerns and experiences gently and respectfully, so as to enhance your life and enable you to live it more fully. I provide a safe, non-judgemental space in which you can explore what is distressing or worrying you in confidence. I work with each person individually, tailoring my approach to suit you. You may not have considered speaking with a counsellor before, but if the time feels right I would be happy to hear from you.
My experience lies in:
Who I am
I have been a qualified and accredited Counsellor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy ( BACP ) for over 15 years, twelve of which I have also been a qualified supervisor of other therapists. I offer face to face counselling in the Canterbury area, between Barham and Wingham. Every person who approaches me is dealing with a unique set of circumstances, and I tailor my counselling approach according to what you are likely to find most helpful. This is called an integrative approach, calling on several different models of therapy that I have drawn together over years of practice.
The people with whom I have worked have come from many different backgrounds and life experiences, all of which have affected their emotional and practical worlds. Often this is the first time someone has experienced counselling, and I understand how daunting that can be. However that nervousness is usually short-lived, and it is heart-warming to see what a difference our work together can make. My professional experience has developed through the varied places in which I have worked. In addition to private practice these include working alongside GPs (including the current Talking Therapies programme), as an Oncology counsellor in a large London hospital, with students and as a therapist for staff. My counselling and supervision work has been enhanced by having a long-standing meditation practice, which eventually led to becoming a trained mindfulness teacher.
I am an experienced clinical supervisor of other counsellors, and have provided a wide range of training courses and workshops.
I work as a counsellor and supervisor in the Barham/ Wingham area, within easy reach of Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone, Sandwich, the Minnises and most of East Kent by car. To see one of the locations where I work, visit the website for the HolistiCentre Barham.