Hello, my name is Francesca Medhurst. I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and counsellor offering counselling in the Canterbury area.
Counselling provides a safe and confidential place in which you can explore problems or issues that might be affecting you, your relationships with others and your life in a wider sense.
My aim is to create a space in which you feel able to confide and trust in our ability to examine the areas of your life that you may be unhappy or dissatisfied with and look for solutions to these. My belief is that the relationship and respect created between therapist and client is an invaluable element to the process and progression of your therapy and this is always at the heart of our work together.
As a practitioner I am fully aware that it can be intimidating to take that first step towards counselling, particularly if you are dealing with overpowering and difficult emotions. However, I do wholeheartedly believe that when you make that courageous move towards therapy, you are moving towards a greater understanding of yourself, your relationships and your past experiences.
It is always very important to make sure that you are happy with your therapist and that you feel that you can trust them. This is something that we would cover in the assessment in order to ensure that you are happy to engage in therapeutic work with me before we agree upon a regular contact that suits you.
Past experiences can significantly impact on us in the ‘here and now’ and can prevent us from being happy or being in a place of fully enjoying our lives. I believe that these experiences can result in adult depression and anxiety disorders that make everyday life staggeringly exhausting and overwhelming.
You can contact me at any time by telephone or e-mail if you have any further questions that you feel you would like to ask. We can talk about how you as an individual could benefit from counselling by means of an informal chat.