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River-Counselling Tonbridge

River-Counselling Tonbridge

  • 113 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1DL.

About River-Counselling Tonbridge

I offer you a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to tackle the difficult areas in your life. I see myself as a facilitator, walking alongside you, helping you to reach what may be causing difficulties for you at this time. I offer you the time to explore at a deeper level, make connections and reach new understandings of yourself.

I work with a wide range of issues and have listed some that may bring you into counselling. These are examples and ‘I just don’t feel right’ or ‘I don’t know why I am here’ are just as important.

Life changes
Relationships and family issues
Bereavement and loss
Loss of a pet
Loss of a relationship
Carer support
Problems with alcohol/substance use or Behaviours
Addiction and dependency

I am a humanistic counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy – www.bacp.co.uk) which means I work to high ethical standards required by the BACP ethical code of conduct and meet the stringent criteria required to belong on a register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. I also receive regular supervision to ensure my work is of a high standard, so you can rest assured that I am a qualified professional and ethical practitioner. I also undertake regular personal therapy and other self- development work to ensure the quality of my self- awareness and reflective skills. My membership number is 697356. You can find me on the nationally approved BACP register.

I hold a current Home Office Disclosure and Barring Service’s Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure (DBS) – Dated – 18/06/14. This replaces the former CRB enhanced disclosure and provides reassurance for my suitability of working with clients.

My qualifications, training, courses and workshops include:

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
Further Counselling Skills
Basic Counselling Skills
Community Justice Unit Certificate modules in:

Ethics, Values and Diversity within the Community Justice Sector
Support and Interventions for Substance Misusers
Orientation to Drug and Alcohol Services
Counselling Training – Continued Professional Development

Working with culture and core beliefs
Brief solution focused Therapy
Motivational Interviewing
Initial Counselling Assessments
Play Therapy
Culture and Core Beliefs
Working Effectively with Ambivalence and Resistance
Coping with Stress
Training related to clients relationship with alcohol/drugs Continued Personal Development –

C.P.D Seminar – 2012, 2013, 2014 Sussex D.A.A.T
Core Beliefs about Recovery
Recovery in Relation to Counselling
Drug and Alcohol Basic Awareness
How core beliefs about recovery might Impact relationships
Exploring Different Definitions of Recovery
12 step model
Ethics, Values and Diversity within the Community Justice Sector
Support and Interventions for Substance Misusers
Orientation to Drug and Alcohol Services

My Experience
In addition to my practice I work for C.R.B. in Hove, working with clients who have difficulties with their relationship with alcohol and/or substances. I have worked here for 3 years.

This year I joined Ashford Counselling Centre where clients come to see me with all sorts of different issues.

From 2010 – 2012 I was a counsellor at Folkestone and Dover Colleges working with young people and mature students.

During the same 2 years I worked at a primary school in Rainham counselling children aged from 5 – 11 this was for the charity The Place2Be.

I have gained valuable experience from my work and feel I have been fortunate and privileged to work with a wide range of people who have allowed me into their lives. I have and continue to see people from varying age groups and back grounds with a wide range of presenting problems.

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