Carrie Munday - MBACP (Registered Member)
- Are you feeling isolated, anxious, confused, angry?
- Have you gone through a life changing event?
- Do you feel you are not coping?
- Do you feel like life is getting on top of you?
We all experience times in our life when we encounter difficulties and challenges. Whatever the circumstance, our emotions and thoughts can feel intense and overwhelming and during these periods it can be difficult to see a clear path through. Often we turn to family and friends but it is not always easy to share the full extent of our concerns with them. Indeed, often our relationship (or lack) of with those close to us can be where we are encountering difficulties.
I am a qualified counsellor who can help you with issues such as depression, anxiety & GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), relationship difficulties, low self-esteem & confidence, bereavement & loss, anger as well as a range of other emotional and psychological problems that you may be experiencing.
My practice is based in the Echo Square area of Gravesend which is easily accessible by bus and within walking distance of the station. There is also ample free parking in close proximity.
Choosing a counsellor can be both confusing and daunting. You're looking for someone you can feel comfortable with and someone who can help you feel better about things. Building a strong therapeutic relationship is key to effective therapy therefore I offer a FREE 30 minute assessment by way of a mutual opportunity to discuss the difficulties you are experiencing and your hopes for counselling. You can see how you feel about working with me and ask any questions you may have. Making an enquiry and/or attending a consultation does not oblige you to book an appointment in any way.
I provide a safe, empathic and confidential environment where you can explore your difficulties and work towards a greater understanding and way forward so that you can gain the most from your life. My work will help you to identify ways that you are looking at things and how these views are influencing your feelings. The way you think affects how you feel. How you feel affects how you relate to others. This is why it can be difficult to know why we feel the way we do.
I offer both short term support at a time of crisis or distress, or longer term treatment that focuses on deeper emotional issues and unconscious conflicts that may have built up over a period of time and may be holding you back. This may be particularly helpful if you feel stuck in a particular pattern of behaviour that you cannot seem to change by yourself.
As a integrative Counsellor I can draw upon a range of theories and approaches in order to meet your specific needs however I believe that ultimately you are the expert on you. I provide an empathic, non-judgemental, safe and confidential environment in which you can explore your emotions thereby bringing clarity to your situation. Working together we can then explore your choices and what strategies you might use/changes you might make in order to help you move forward in a positive manner.
What can you expect from me?
You can expect not to be judged but to be treated with respect and empathy whilst being fully listened to. I can assist you in making sense of the difficulties, questions or challenges that you are experiencing and allow you the opportunity to recognise what you require to be the person that you wish to be.
You may find counselling challenging or emotional on occasions however, I have an ethical responsibility to ensure that my counselling practice provides you with a safe space to explore your thoughts and emotions and to express your innermost fears, concerns and issues.
Counselling is not about me giving you advice and telling you what to do, neither is is a 'magic wand' guaranteeing immediate success. Each individual manages situations differently and therefore I believe that 'normal' does not exist - everybody's normal is different. However, with commitment to work together, the opportunity exists for you to become more self-aware and to achieve a greater feeling of well-being and inner peace.
Life doesn't come with a handbook and we all need a little help from time to time so don't struggle on alone. Whether you are looking to make defined changes in your life or your are unsure about your current experience and would like to explore it more fully, the style, pace and structure of your therapy sessions will be adapted to meet your needs. Please continue to read my profile to see if you feel you would benefit from counselling and feel free to contact me for further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Training:
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Introduction to Counselling Skills
My training was within the Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust (www.inter-psyche.co.uk). The course is fully accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), the largest professional organisation representing Counselling and Psychotherapy in the UK (www.bacp.co.uk).
In addition to this I have attended (and continue to do so) numerous Continued Professional Development (CPD) courses including:
- Working at Relational Depth
- Working with Metaphor
- Making Endings with Children
- Safeguarding Children
- Stalking and Grooming
- Working in Private Practice
- Working with trauma
As well as my private practice I am currently working with two different charities; the first counselling clients who have been either victim of or witness to serious crime and the second working with clients experiencing mental health issues. I am also working with the Place2Be, counselling young children in a local primary school setting, helping them to explore and manage their emotions.
Prior to this I have worked within a general medical practice setting helping clients with a wide range of issues. I also have extensive experience counselling within a hospice where I worked with patients diagnosed with life limiting and/or life ending illnesses as well as clients who had been bereaved.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
I am focused on delivering a personal and individual approach to your counselling experience and to this end offer a FREE initial 30 minute consultation to discuss the suitability of counselling for your particular distress and what you are hoping to achieve from therapy. During this time we will discuss how we will work together and create a joint counselling contract covering confidentiality, time, regularity, commitment, goals, and fees.
There is no obligation but if you choose to proceed, your counselling sessions will take place on a weekly basis at a regular time. Each session will last for 50 minutes at a charge of £40 per session, to paid at the end of each session. Please note there is a cancellation policy of 24 hours prior notice, any non attendance after this time period will incur a charge at the full rate (to be paid at the next session).
My practice is located in a quiet and comfortable location which is easily accessible. Gravesend station is within easy reach, local buses stop nearby and car parking is free and readily available outside the practice.
I hold full professional insurance, am DBS checked and registered with the Data Information Commissioner's office.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please contact me for details of daytime or evening appointments - weekends currently unavailable.
Types of client