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Active Listener

Active Listener

  • 6 Groombridge Hill, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9LZ.

About Active Listener

I believe in and care deeply for the well-being of everyone I meet through counselling. I prize and embrace the uniqueness, the balance of light and shadow, the different struggles that life presents to each of us and makes us human and ultimately fascinating. I welcome anyone who can overcome their doubts and fears and bring themselves to counselling, where I can promise to offer confidentiality, warmth, authenticity, respect and sometimes gentle challenge.
I believe that we all have a drive to be whole, to experience the present moment fully, authentically and rationally. Although I’ve never met anyone who has fully reached a place with nothing left to work on – myself included of course! – I think that given the right conditions we can get ourselves a long way.
Some people expect counselling to be a fixing shop, like a mechanic’s or a doctor’s. I see it more as a place to explore, to understand, to learn new ways of being. I see the aim of counselling not to “fix” but instead to help make the intolerable tolerable again, and so provide you with a spring-board from which to begin a new upward trajectory. Sometimes this can be quick and sometimes it can take longer, and this is controlled entirely by you.
As well as working in my own private practise, Active Listener, I also work at Crowborough’s Beacon Road Surgery as an in-house counsellor.
I have worked with men and women ranging from 18-75 from all walks of life and backgrounds and with all kinds of concerns including anxiety, anger, relationship issues, depression, low self-esteem etc.
I am a BACP registered counsellor and I work to their ethical guidelines of practise. Your first session is free and is for us to establish if we are happy and able to work together and to understand what your goals are in counselling.

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