Firstly a very warm welcome!

Counselling is a form of a talking therapy that allows people to discuss their problems, worries and any difficult feelings they are experiencing in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Counselling (also known as therapy) can mean different things to different people, but generally, it is something people seek when they want to change a certain aspect of their life, need support, or because they want to explore and understand their thoughts and feelings more closely.

All of us are different, and so counselling, and the support offered, will vary depending on your situation. Counselling and the techniques involved will be tailored to you.

Because of this, there are also a number of ways you can access counselling. Depending on lifestyles and abilities, some people will prefer face-to-face sessions and can be seen in my pracitces in West Wickham or Sevenoaks in Kent or Coulsdon in Surrey. Others may be short on time, so telephone counselling may be preferred, another popular form of counselling is online counselling.

 

Benefits of Counselling

Counselling, and talking therapies in general, involves talking to a trained professional about the things you are perhaps struggling with, experiencing or want to better understand. While there are a number of different therapies and techniques available, the aims are the same:

  • To give you a safe place to talk to a trained professional without judgement.

  • To help you make sense of difficult feelings/emotions and understand yourself.

  • To help you resolve complicated issues, or find ways to manage them.

  • To help you recognise unhelpful patterns and/or behaviours, and find ways to change them (if you want to).

There are many benefits to counselling. While it was previously seen as a final option for those who have reached crisis point, now it is recognised as a preventative measure, a form of self-care in managing difficult feelings before they get worse.

How I work?

 

I am a Qualified Integrative Counsellor/Therapist which means my work is based on combining all of the major approaches to therapy and we then work together in a way that suits you and your needs.

I work with Teenagers, Adults and Couples and I offer both short and long term therapy.  I have been in private practice for 8 years and during that time I also worked for Mind for 2 years as a volunteer gaining valuable experience.

 

How we work will depend on the issues presented but we can work with the past, present and the future -

  • Present - where are you now, what is going on in your life, what has bought you to counselling?

  • Past - what has happened in your past that may be affecting your present?

  • Future - where do you want to be?  Using information gained in our sessions and appropriate tools, we will look at how we can do things differently to improve the future

 

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)

  • Accredited member of the NCS  (National Counselling Society).

  • Accredited by the Royal College of Nursing.

  • Advanced Professional Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling

  • Diploma in Integrative Psychoterapeutic Counselling.

  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavourial Therapy

  • Diploma in Mindfulness

  • Certificate in Counselling

 

Experience

 

I have experience working with many areas, including -

  • STRESS

  • ANXIETY

  • DEPRESSION

  • ANGER

  • REALTIONSHIP ISSUES

  • SEPERATION & DIVORCE

  • FAMILY ISSUES

  • BEREAVEMENT & LOSS

  • LOW SELF ESTEEM

  • LOW CONFIDENCE

  • SEXUAL ABUSE

  • DOMESTIC ABUSE

Testimonial

"Beverley seemed to understand me from the initial meeting. She listens attentively and responds openly during each session. Beverley supports me with empathy and compassion, however challenges me appropriately to enable me to gain a deeper understanding of myself. Beverley has helped me to understand areas within myself and other relationships, where I once had uncertainty and lacked confidence. She is reliable, trustworthy and I feel totally at ease."

My Locations

 

Contact Me

 

Please do contact me to arrange an initial consultation or to ask any questions you may have.

 

If you wish to book an appointment, please specify your preferred location and when you are available.

 

I work from three locations -  Coulsdon in Surrey, Sevenoaks and West Wickham in Kent.

I am available weekdays and some evenings and weekends.