Brenda Mackie (MBACP) Therapist

Brenda Mackie (MBACP) Therapist

St Barnabus House
Duncan Rd
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 4LA

07969 751120

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St Barnabus House
Duncan Rd
Gillingham
Kent
ME7 4LA

07969 751120

About me

Are you struggling with anxiety, mood swings, deep sadness or anger outbursts? Is it difficult to talk about or express how you feel? Are you working hard to maintain a positive attitude while negative thought processes are tearing you down? Perhaps you want to try to make sense of why these feelings are affecting your everyday living, your work and your relationships?

Counselling will help you to explore difficult feelings and also support you as you start to gain greater insight into emotions and thinking patterns which may have become exhausting and confusing. Having a safe space where you will be listened to without feeling judged is essential. My aim is for you to feel heard in an environment of respect, genuineness and acceptance. This involves working with you as a whole person, mind, body and spirit, helping you to arrive at a place of growth and greater awareness.

I have specialist knowledge of working with individuals who have experienced problems with addictions, primarily drugs and alcohol. Having over 10 years experience of assisting people on their journey of recovery from addiction I fully understand the process of a Twelve Step Programme. I have supported Individuals with a variety of difficulties including abuse, relationship problems and trauma.

I also work as a child counsellor in both primary and secondary levels where I support and assist young children and teenagers to make sense of their world.  I offer play therapy to very young children and supply a range of play and art materials to support this therapy.

I have also supported young people within a pupil referral unit who have been excluded from mainstream education, are offending or at risk of offending.


Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

EDEXCEL Level 5 BTEC Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Clinical Supervision Skills Modules 1, 2 & 3
Person Centred Approaches to Counselling
Counselling Skills Development & Practise
Comparative Theories & Approaches
Counselling for Loss & Grief
Counselling Clients who have Experienced Abuse
Child Protection & Safeguarding
All of the above training completed and awarded at the Redbridge Institute.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
& listed on the BACP accredited voluntary register.


Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Before agreeing to commence counselling or therapy I will always arrange an Initial preliminary meeting with you which last approximately 50 minutes and will be pre-booked.

  • Individuals £40
  • Couples £50
  • Counsellors in training £30

Further information

Special Interest

Abuse, Addiction, Anxiety, Bereavement, Careers, Cultural Issues, Depression, Employment Difficulties, Family, Gender, Identity Problems, Mental Health, Older People, Post-Traumatic Stress, Relationships, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Stress, Supervision, Transgender, Trauma, University Interests, Workplace Counselling.

Maps & Directions

Gillingham, ME7 4LA

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Working from offices in Gillingham my hours are flexible. Evening appointments are available until 8pm

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
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