Kelly Solly MBACP Dip. Couns.
What does an integrative counsellor mean? This may be one of the questions you may be asking as you look for a counsellor or psychotherapist that best suits you. Let me help answering that question for you; as a qualified integrative counsellor I work with not just one therapeutic approach but with a few, using different techniques from these approaches and adapting to suit the direction you would like to go in. Whether it is short term work in a solution focussed way or longer term, working together in a non-directive, person-centred approach.
I work with adults and children, having been based in a variety of settings; from GP Surgery’s, Hospitals and Primary and secondary School's as well as my own private practice.
‘Sometimes in life’s journey, we may need somebody to listen to issues that may be overwhelming us in the present moment. “Feeling heard” can help when we are not coping as well as we may have done or could do. Together we can look at your past issues or present ones with a view to looking at different coping strategies that you may use in the future. Either way the sessions are based around ‘what you would like to do’. I work in a confidential way and I am a member of the governing body BACP and follow their ethical guidelines.
My core beliefs of remaining honest, valuing mankind by respecting and relating to others in a non-judgemental way regardless of race, religion, value base, sexual preference or gender is of the utmost importance to me. At the heart of my beliefs is the value of the ‘therapeutic relationship’.
I’m not sure whether I want to have counselling with you? This may also be another question that may be on your mind. I would answer that by saying it doesn’t cost anything to speak to me on the phone and enquire as to whether counselling is for you and we will always have an assessment session to see if we are able to work together before stepping forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Counselling. NHS Trained
Member of the BACP (Governing Body)
Counsellor for children within a Primary Care Setting
Panel Member for a south london based fostering agency approving Foster Carers
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
£35 - £40 per session
(Fees are negotiable for low earners and for people on benefits, so please do ask)
Based in Gravesend and Rochester
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|