You matter. Mental health issues can cloud your relationships, family life and career. Counselling can help you to navigate difficult life situations and can provide you with the tools and insights to manage your own mental health issues going forwards. Talking with a qualified and experienced counsellor can help you to feel heard and understood, release bottled up feelings, explore choices and solutions and feel better about yourself. I believe that the main aim and benefit of counselling is to promote your well-being, empowering you to be able to lead a healthy, more helpful and fulfilling life. Feel safe and supported with me.
I am an experienced counsellor of more than 13 years. I like to make clients feel at ease as I know that making the first step to counselling is a very difficult thing for some, especially if it's the first time. I deal with all sorts of issues but I have a lot of experience in grief and loss, bearing in mind that loss is not just about death. I also deal with depression,anxiety,self esteem. I am a qualified couples counsellor and clinical supervisor. I have experience in lots of other issues. I am an Integrative therapist and use person centred, solution focused , CBT and Mindfulness to help clients overcome their difficulties
Does life feel overwhelming or out of control? Feeling stuck and want a more fulfilling future? I offer a confidential and safe therapeutic environment for children, adults and couples to explore and process the difficulties you are facing, at your own pace. Counselling focuses on your future and moving past any blocks that prevent you from living your life how you wish. Together we will explore your present difficulties, as well as past experiences that have led to your current situation. This provides the opportunity to gain a deeper insight and understanding of yourself as well as your current challenges.
Hi my name is Lou and I am a fully qualified NHS trained Psychotherapist, Coach and Kinesiologist. I provide a combination of these or you can choose to have standalone counselling. I specialise in helping women transform their mental and physical health and improve their relationships and wellbeing. We look at the bigger picture of hormones, making lifestyle changes, and how you can manage your stress and anxiety and stop feeling so exhausted and overwhelmed. I will help you improve your relationships and learn how to put in boundaries and improve your self worth. If you need more than talk therapy then this is for you.
Are you a parent worrying about your child or teenager's mental health? Are you a young person yourself who's struggling? I am a fully qualified, integrative counsellor working exclusively with young people aged 11-21 years. I have experience working with young people with a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, self harm, low self esteem, issues with body image, relationship/ friendship issues, school issues, family conflicts, sexuality and gender identity. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, have full public indemnity insurance, an enhanced DBS and additional safeguarding training.
Do you feel like you are on a hamster wheel, running at full speed but have no idea where you are going or how much longer you can run for? Have you lost sight of your goals? Maybe you have a demanding job that is causing burnout? Or maybe you are in a job that no longer fulfils you? Does this cause anxiety and make you feel overwhelmed? Is it starting to affect your relationships? Maybe finding meaning in your life and having an opportunity to work through what is important to you could help give you some clarity? Perhaps acknowledging what is causing you to feel vulnerable, is the first step in taking control of your life?
Don't despair, help is at hand" I have been an integrative therapist for over ten years and lecture at Inter- Psyche, Kent and Medway NHS Trust. I work with children and adults, in couples or individually. I utilise an array of counselling approaches as I believe not one method is superior to another and that we are all unique individuals.I have helped my clients understand themselves better, be it overcoming depression, loss, anxiety or improving their personal relationships. What to expect: Counselling is about building a trusting relationship. To help you feel safe and secure I provide a boundaried, respectful, confidential and non-discriminative alliance. At the end of our first session I always ask “do you feel you can work with me”, as it is important that you feel comfortable and safe. Due to the busyness of modern day life and people being constantly on the move, I am able to accommodate this by offering skype or telephone sessions. Next step Seeking help is often the hardest part yet I would like to commend you on your courage for taking this first step. Get in touch so we can start this journey together.
A warm welcome. What's bothering you might seem small on the outside but can actually be very big on the inside thus impairing you from enjoying and living your best life everyday. You can't change the past but you can change the influence that the past is having on you. I will offer you a safe, private and peaceful space to talk about the difficulties you are facing, to reflect on past experiences that may have left you anxious or depressed, and to work alongside you in making the changes that you feel you need. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP
Over the last 15 years of helping people overcome anxiety, I understand what a struggle it can be, I also know anxiety is not a life sentence. I have worked with many people and one common thread is anxiety prevents them from enjoying day to day life, however it doesn’t have to be that way. Anxiety can come and go, at times it may be worse but that also means it can get better and as an experienced therapist, I know what works. So whilst change might seem daunting, being under prolonged stress due to anxiety is also hard work, it is tiring and it is frustrating. Working together we can learn new, more effective ways of living.
Choosing the right counsellor for YOU is a daunting task. Do you go with the profile picture and the smile, the blurb, the qualifications or the experience? We all look for different things in a person and choosing a stranger that you may want to tell your innermost thoughts and feelings to is HUGE. I specialise in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), using the Rewind Technique where a client can gain closure to traumatic events. Rewind can be completed in 2-3 sessions, where involuntary recall and avoidance behaviour can stop. There is no disclosure in Rewind; there is closure without disclosure. See my website for costs.
When we try to surpress strong emotions, they have a nasty habit of impacting on our lives in other ways through our behaviours. We can try to ignore them or numb them but they are still there. After a while the pressure grows and it starts to impact on those around us, our jobs, our families. You may feel alone and isolated and struggling to find the answer.
Do you need someone to talk too? Are you lonely, depressed or having relationship issues? Sometimes having an impartial listener can help you to see new ways of coping or overcoming the problems you are facing. As a qualified and registered counsellor I am able to provide a safe and supportive environment to explore any issues you feel are causing difficulty in your life. I pride myself on being non-judgmental and welcome everyone, whatever your background may be, to explore ways in which to make your life better. I am passionate about helping people to see that tomorrow can be better than today.
Welcome Have you experienced situations that have left you troubled or suffering from stress, anxiety, feeling depressed or lonely. Maybe from a separation, divorce or bereavement. You may not really understand why you feel this way or perhaps even understand who you are? There are times in our lives where we all experience life situations and events that may leave us feeling overwhelmed. It may create anger, anxiety, stress and a feeling of powerless within your daily routine. These times can be very lonely and difficult to cope with.
I have been practising as a Counsellor for over 18 years and I am a Registered Member of the BACP. There are times in our lives when we feel unable to cope. Problems may arise and we may need help and space to think through ways of moving forward. It may be painful memories from the past, events in the present or worries about the future. I can help you to make sense of how you're feeling in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment.
Sometimes our lives are interrupted by events, changing circumstances and personal challenges. Having a trusting and non-judgemental relationship with a caring professional, can enable you to work through such difficult times and move forward. We can work together to explore your current situation in a safe, non-directive and confidential way. This will give you the opportunity to reflect, question, process, allow for change, or whatever you feel is necessary at this time. If what you need is someone to listen unconditionally and respectfully, as you find your way on your journey, then we can work together.
Counselling - a time set aside for you to talk in a confidential setting about what's distressing you. A safe space where you're accepted, held, listened to and not judged. I will support you to gain insights and strategies for a better way forward. Whether it is for anxiety, depression, panic attacks, OCD, low self-esteem, bereavement, relationships or cross-cultural issues. I am an experienced BACP-accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist using an integrative approach, drawing on various models to best serve the unique person you are.
I treat a broad range of mental health conditions and worked as a senior psychotherapist in the NHS for many years. I have worked extensively with sexual and domestic abuse, anxiety and borderline personality issues as well as depression and Post-traumatic Stress conditions. I am experienced interculturally in helping people with racial and discrimination issues. I work in both English and Spanish. Hablo Espanol y Ingles y ofrezco terapia en los dos idomas.
Hello my name is Christine and you have made the first big step simply by looking on this site. My aim is to offer a safe environment to explore the difficulties you are experiencing, and to work at your own pace. It can be hard sometimes to fully open up to family and friends, we all need someone to just simply be there for us, without judging. And to sit and listen, providing a safe place.
Over the last two years you may have found that you have more time to contemplate challenging times that have occurred or are currently occurring in your life. These may be questions from childhood, trauma based, gender or sexuality questioning, anxiety, loss or a neurodiversity. Or, you may feel that you are unable to cope and the day-to-day is simply overwhelming. Sometimes, when those hard times flow into our every day life it may feel that you are unable to be happy, or think clearly or feel able to cope. In the safety of your own home (or a space that you feel safe) we can explore and process this together,
My own experiences of living with anxiety and depression allows me to be able to relate to how you might be suffering, counselling enabled me to build self awareness and better strategies to cope with daily life. I can help you do this too. Whatever you're going through, we can explore together the best way for you to move forward.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Swanscombe are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Swanscombe then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Swanscombe, or Child Psychologists in Swanscombe.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Swanscombe psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Swanscombe specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.