Lou May - MBACP (Accred reg) Dip.Couns (NHS)
The Willow Tree Clinic
LCM Counselling At Healths Angels
23 Bourne Road
I WORK WITH
INDIVIDUALS - COUPLES - FAMILIES - YOUNG PEOPLE - STUDENT COUNSELLORS - EAP'S
I am a fully qualified NHS trained (BACP) registered Integratve counsellor. This means I am trained in different approaches which gives me more flexibility in choosing the best approach for you.
I work to promote self awareness, empower self growth, strengthen boundaries, improve relationships and reduce your emotional suffering.
I believe therapy should be the one place you can talk freely without needing to censor yourself. You can be enlightened by the thoughts, memories and feelings that arise in therapy. The ones you would normally ignore or push down and brush aside in any normal conversation.
I will not tell you how to live your life but help you clarify these thoughts and feelings. Explore possibilities and outcomes and ultimately feel confident in making your own decisions.
I offer a free initial phone consultation so we can get to know each other and you can decide whether you feel comfortable talking to me. Relationship is key to the counselling process so this is an important step and if you decide to go ahead from here we will decide on a suitable time and location for you.
I have extensive counselling experience gained in a number of settings. As well as my private practice I have worked in doctors surgeries, primary and secondary schools and have worked with Employee Assistance Programmes providing emotional support and counselling for employees in the work place.
Through these roles I have gained experience in working with issues such as anxiety, work related and exam stress, depression, bereavement, self harm, addiction, abuse and relationship problems amongst others.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling - Open College - 2008
Diploma in Integrative Counselling - Kent and Medway NHS 2012
Working therapeutically with Couples
Psychology and Neuroscience of Children and Teenagers
Safe guarding Children
Certificate in TA
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
Adult - £40 per hour
Young people - £35 per hour
Couples - £50
Families - £40-£60
Student counsellors - £35
some concessions are available at Dartford please call to discuss.
I have counselling rooms based at Health's Angels in Bexley Village and The Willow Tree clinic in Dartford both clinics provide private parking.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer both evening and daytime appointments and some weekends. please call to discuss availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|