Services offered

Find out more about our services

Reasons for therapy

Unexpected Mood Swings

Stress & Anxiety

Panic attacks

Family Member Conflict

School Related Issues Including Anxiety

Job Loss or Change

Depression

Self Harm

Harmful Thoughts

Neurodivergent Counselling

Isolation & Loneliness

Strained Relationships

Disability

Relationship Counselling

Improving Self-Confidence And Self-Esteem

Training, qualifications, and expertise

 

MHFA

Teaching Qualifications

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling skills

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling

ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts

Psychological First aid: Supporting Children and Adults

Currently working towards: Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Relationship Therapy

Continued training

 

Advance Diploma in Contemporary Relationship Therapy

About individual therapy

 

Individual counselling (sometimes called psychotherapy or talk therapy) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained mental health clinician in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. Counselling allows individuals to explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviours, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.

Individual counselling is focused on the individual’s immediate or near future concerns, it may encompass career counselling and planning, grief after a loved one dies or dealing with problems in relationships or at work. Individual counselling aims for the client and counsellor to form a safe, confidential, and honest alliance, which enables trust and personal growth. The goal of therapy is to talk through mental health concerns and to help you heal, grow, and move toward a more productive, psychologically healthy life.
If you need help, please get in touch.

About Adolescent Therapy

Adolescent counselling is aimed at young people to help them make sense of their feelings, behaviours, and thoughts. It entails the use of unique techniques that draw out the expressive nature of a young person such as art therapy, play therapy or the more traditional approaches of talking therapy. This form of counselling is important in helping guiding older children transitioning into adulthood and to understand themselves better. This transition can be a difficult journey, especially with the stress and stains of the Covid 19 lockdowns and its impact on families, friendships, and education. I look to provide the adolescents I work with a safe space to call their own, where they can feel secure in expressing their worries and concerns that are often a side effect of changes in their physical appearance and hormones. Accessing counselling quickly at this age provides the support needed to help adolescent grow in confidence and self-acceptance, allowing them to develop a more solid idea of who they are and how they want to move forwards positively in their lives.

Safeguarding in counselling is critical. All my clients under 18 are made aware and consent to the agreement that I protect their confidence however in instances where I fear their or others safety is at risk I will, with their knowledge, seek referrals or parental support.
If your adolescent needs help, please get in touch.

Working with Children

 

 My background in teaching gives me a unique insight into some of the difficulties faced by children, and how according to their age and development they have particular needs to be met. When a child is suffering from mental, social, or emotional, or psychological distress and/or trauma, it can be hard to cope with, especially when you feel like nothing is working or there is nothing you can do to remedy the situation.

My aim is to assist and guide the children I am counselling to help them in identifying the underlying issues that are affecting their overall health and well-being. Many children are unable to fully process the complexities that accompany the emotional and/or psychological issues they are experiencing. Accessing counselling at the right time can significantly improve your child’s ability in working
towards self awareness, acceptance and happiness.

The main goal of child counselling is to use my knowledge and expertise to assist  your child get the help they need to function fully within an environment where their saftety is paramount. Counselling can provide both you and your child with the tools needed to deal with issues and mental health conditions in a healthy and productive way. 

My role is to help your child navigate uncomfortable, and challenging times with less stress and turmoil. Safeguarding in counselling is critical. All my clients under 18 are made aware and consent to the agreement that I protect their confidence however in instances where I fear their or others safety is at risk I will, with their knowledge, seek referrals or parental support. If your child needs help, please get in touch.

How it works

Once you contact me, we can arrange an assessment where you can explain what you would like from the counselling process, ask questions and see if you feel I am the right counsellor for you.
The Assessment lasts an hour and is at the same coat as all other therapy sessions which last 50 minutes and take place on a weekly basis, at a cost of £40.

Get in touch

Any contact is treated with the upmost confidentiality

07563 660 307

info@windrivercounselling.co.uk

Whitstable, Kent