Have you recently been bereaved and struggling to know how to cope?

Are you usually seen as the ‘strong one’- the person others turn to for help and support? Does your appearance convey confidence and self-assurance, but inside you find yourself struggling and overwhelmed?

You may have lost a loved one either recently, during the pandemic, or some time ago and you are finding it difficult ‘holding it altogether’. Is this sense of unease affecting your eating or sleeping patterns, are you irritable with those close to you, or feel anxious about any further changes?

If you know that deep down to just keep going is no longer working, then maybe it is time to take that first step towards finding support to mourn the loss of the person who died.

Other issues I work with

Other issues I work with

Other areas of loss

Loss of relationship, job, loss of identity, loss of health

Anxiety & Depression

Stress, Loneliness, Feeling Sad, Low Self-esteem

Relationship Issues

Affairs & Betrayals, Separation & Divorce, Issues with attachment


Self-esteem, Identity, Core Beliefs

Hi, I'm Jean

I have been a counsellor for thirteen years, after working in a college as a learning support assistant I noticed how the students’ often chaotic and at times traumatic backgrounds hindered their education which led me into training to be a counsellor. I did my foundational courses at West Kent College, moving onto a college in South Norwood to do my Diploma in Integrative Counselling awarded by the CPCAB. I received my accreditation with the British Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BACP) 2018.

Summary of qualifications & experience:

  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Accreditation with BACP 2018 and also on their register
  • Level 4 in Integrative counselling award
  • Level 2 and 3 in counselling skills and theory
My training and experience


Just to be listened to without judgement was most helpful.

- T

July 2022

I came to very deep and honest realisations. It was like walking through a dark cave at times, and knowing you have someone patting you on the back and guiding you through it. I now have an outlet of different strategies I can call back on if ever I need them, which were tried and tested through my sessions with Jean, I have a lot more knowledge about why my mind works in particular ways, and I now know that it is all entirely normal to sometimes feel the way I do. I have recommended Jean to multiple different people and will continue to do so.



I feel good and proud of myself. You have created an environment where I could discuss anything without fear of judgement. I felt liberated to finally say how I felt and that it was justified. I learned that I was NOT WEIRD! I have no doubt I will start counselling again.



How I work

My approach integrates the psychodynamic with the person-centred and cognitive therapies which I believe offer insight and understanding into how we develop and relate to each other. I look at how the past impacts the present and I believe this approach offers a way forward for you to reach your full potential.

I think the relationship between the client and myself is key to the work of the therapy in building trust and safety.

I work at your pace, step-by-step, to help you gain insight into those triggers that may be causing you distress. These insights are important in dealing with unresolved events from the past.

How do I get started?

How do I get started?

I offer an initial free 15 minute phone consultation to allow us to have a talk about what is bringing you to counselling and to give you an opportunity to ask questions.


  • Initial session £60 for 50 – 65 minutes
  • Weekly sessions £60 for 50 minutes
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Summary of Qualifications & Experience

  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Accreditation with BACP and also on their register.
  • Level 4 in Integrative counselling award by the CPCAB (qualified in 2012)
  • Level 2 and 3 in counselling skills and theory award by NOCN
  • Worked with a counselling agency in Tunbridge Wells working with adults/children
  • Worked with Place2Be (2013) with children in a primary school in Hoo St.Werburg
  • 3 Years working with the Bromley Community
  • Counselling Service with adults
  • Additional training sessions around trauma, bereavement and loss, creative interventions, self harm, roles in families and belief structures.
  • Whilst I have had experience in working with children, I now only work with adults

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Where we'll meet.

I see clients face to face in one of the counselling rooms in a community centre/church. There is free parking and a lift on the ground floor for mobility access. There is a large entrance to the building with facilities on the ground floor.

The address is:-
Tonbridge Baptist Church
Derwent Road
Kent, TN10 3HZ

Contact me

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