Brenda Armstrong - Dip. in Therapeutic Counselling; MBACP

Brenda Armstrong - Dip. in Therapeutic Counselling; MBACP

Nr Longfield
Kent
DA3

The Grand
26 King Street
Gravesend
Kent
DA12 2DU

07376782985

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Nr Longfield
Kent
DA3

The Grand
26 King Street
Gravesend
Kent
DA12 2DU

07376782985

About me

Hello

I am a person-centred counsellor based in Gravesend town centre and New Ash Green.  I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work within their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

Counselling also known as 'talking therapy' provides the opportunity for you to explore areas of life that may be causing you distress, uncertainty or confusion with a view to developing strategies for coping better.  Part of this journey is about exploring your life in an open way - both present and past - in an effort to discover how you would like your life to be in the future.  As a counsellor I see my role as walking with you on your journey of discovery and I can offer a confidential; non-judgemental; non-directive; safe environment where you can be....you.

I am obviously a great believer in the counselling profession - having had my own life experiences where I too have called on personal counsellors for support.  This has happened on several occasions when I have had to deal with e.g long term relationship breakdown; bereavement/loss and exploring the impact of my childhood on the person I am today.

I have experience of working with adults and young people on issues such as: bereavement/loss; anxiety; depression; stress; domestic abuse; anger; low self-esteem and confidence; divorce/separation and trauma.

The counselling offered can be short or long term with each session being 50 minutes long and held on a regular weekly or fortnightly basis.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills

Introduction to Counselling Children and Adolescents

Certficate in Youth & Community Work (YMCA National College)

Short courses:

The Power of Choice (VisionWorks for Life)

Introduction to Safeguarding Adults (MCH/NHS)

Understanding Self Harm & Eating Disorder in C&YP (Healthy Teen Minds)

Grief Support for C&YP (6-16yrs) and their Families (Holding on.....Letting Go)

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

First initial assessment appointment - £25.00

Subsequent sessions - £35.00

Student Rate: £30.00

I am also happy to speak with you on the service I offer before taking up an initial appointment.

Further information

In my counsellor role I have worked with Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) community members at Rethink BME Sahayak in Gravesend and also at the Wisdom Hospice in Rochester with clients who have been recently bereaved.

I have extensive experience of working with young people in a youth work setting in both Kent and London, and more recently have begun to offer counselling to young people referred to a local youth project.

Maps & Directions

Nr Longfield, DA3
Gravesend, DA12 2DU

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: No

Availability

GRAVESEND: Tuesday 9:30am - 2:00pm LONGFIELD: Monday 2:00pm - 6:00pm Thursday 6:00pm - 8:30pm Friday 6:00pm - 8:30pm Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults