Ms Jan Buckman-Drage

Psychology 30039268


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Specialises in

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Trauma focused CBT

About me

I am a Counselling Psychologist based in the Southborough/Tunbridge Wells area within easy reach of the surrounding towns of Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, and Groombridge. I have over 20 years experience in the NHS working with adults experiencing a range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, life and work related stress.

Things that happen to us in life are not always easy to cope with. From time to time everyone experiences difficulties that threaten their emotional and psychological wellbeing. I focus on helping people to live more effective and fulfilled lives and overcome the challenges they are experiencing. Counselling Psychology is concerned with the whole person in all areas of their psychological functioning such as feeling and thinking, behaviour, motivation and relationships. The emphasis is on personal development and growth and working to resolve the issues that may be causing distress.

I offer a safe and confidential space in which to discuss the challenges you are facing. Always viewing you - the client - as the expert on your life, experiences and their impact on your wellbeing, I will work with you to develop your, and my understanding of your current difficulties. Together we will explore skills to help you in overcoming the problems you are facing and to make any changes that can support you in moving forward with your life in a manner that is right for you.

I aim to provide a calm, empathic and non-judgemental space in which to listen, reflect and explore. I am able to offer both brief and longer-term therapy.

Areas of interest

Working with individual adult clients over the age of 18 years until their most senior years, my clinical experience has focused on understanding and treating a wide range of concerns:

Anxiety; Depression; Self-Esteem and Assertiveness Training; Grief and Loss; Life Transition & Adjustment Issues i,e, retirement; Stress Management; Personal Development; Health-related Problems; Hoarding Behaviours; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Panic Disorder; Phobias; Post-natal Depression; Relationships; Relaxation; Self Harm; Sleeping Disorders; Carer Support; Life Traumas; Work Stress; Adult Survivors of Sexual, Physical and Emotonal Abuse; Domestic Violence; Anger Management.

I offer an integrative model of therapy which draws on a range of psychological frameworks and approaches –

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Compassion Focused Therapy; Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction; Solution Focused Therapy; Person Centered Therapy.

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Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (>50)

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