Welcome to One Step at a Time Counselling
I’m a bereavement counsellor based in Tonbridge
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 during the pandemic 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?
Areas of counselling I work with
Bereavement & Loss
Anxiety & Depression
Stress, Loneliness, Feeling Sad, Low Self-esteem
Affairs & Betrayals, Separation & Divorce, Issues with attachment
I have been a counsellor for twelve 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
WHERE WE WILL MEET
I see clients face to face in one of the counselling rooms in a community centre/church. There is free parking etc.
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 centre is at the North end of Tonbridge.
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 also look at how the past impacts the present and I believe this approach offers a way forward to reach a client’s 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 own 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.
Summary of qualifications & experience
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
Accreditation with BACP and also on their register.
Whilst I have had experience in working with children, I now only work with adults.