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Heather Roberts B.Ed Hons, Adv Dip Counselling Accred Post Grad Diploma

Tonbridge, Kent, TN11
07753 167194 07753 167194 Registered / Accredited

About me

During COVID 19 - all sessions will be online or by telephone.

Therapy is all about you - what you need, your choices, your thoughts and feelings. I put you front and centre of our work together. I have a real passion for my counselling work and  provide a professional, informed, effective and ethical practice to clients - Find You...Be You Counselling.

I work with adults, couples, children and young people - helping to raise awareness and understanding, while offering a supportive environment. By working at your pace with a strong therapeutic relationship, together we can work towards you making changes in your life and/or help you understand yourself more. I am here to listen to your story and work with you to help you look at the choices you have.

All initial sessions are free whether I am meeting an individual, a couple or the parent/guardian of a child who may require counselling. During this session we can discuss what brings you to counselling at this time - and your thoughts on the outcome of counselling. I will also discuss the practicalities of the sessions. This meeting gives us an opportunity to see if we can work together.


When you read information published by counsellors - I imagine that it becomes difficult to separate us from each other and make a choice. What makes me different? I have had several professions - working as a teacher, a police officer and for over 13 years working in Public Relations at a senior level with blue chip companies - before re-training as a counsellor. I have specialist qualifications and/or experience in counselling children and young people as well as couples and supervision and now in EMDR. And I have been named as Leading Specialist in Children's Counselling 2018 by Global Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals and I have recently been elected to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Board - 50,000 members

Training, qualifications & experience

Board Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Associate of Royal Society of Medicine

Bachelor of Education (Hons)
BACP Advanced Diploma (Humanistic) Counselling (Accredited)
Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
EMDR trained
Mindfulness Training
Training in Supervision
Adv. Certificate in Couples Counselling
CBT Trained
Eating Disorders Trained
Sexual Abuse Awareness Trained
Trauma Awareness Trained

BUPA Registered

AVIVA Registered

MBACP - Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
CYYP - Member of Childrens and Young People Division of the BACP

CPCAB Tutor Diploma Level/Supervision Level

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adults
Couples
Relationship Issues
Teenage/Children Counselling
Relationships

Stress
Self Esteem
Depression
Anger
Childhood Sexual Abuse
EMDR
Rape/Sexual Assault
Loss
Assertiveness
Parents Workshops
Counsellor Workshop
Supervision

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

The initial session is FREE.

£45 - children
£45 - trainee counsellors
£50 - Individual counselling from 16 years.
£70 - supervisees 90 min

£60 - couples counselling


I have two free places available for clients who may not be able to meet the stated payments - please enquire via email - both currently filled

Further information

I am a qualified person-centred counsellor having completed an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, as well as embarking on a post-qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People. I have obtained qualifications in Couples counselling and undertaken training in Supervision.

Since qualifying I have continued to develop my experience and have undertaken several training courses to support my work, including, more recently a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training model. I have a thriving private practice, counselling adults, children, teenagers and couples as well as experience working with children in schools in the Kent area and in GP practices. I supervise both management, counsellors and volunteer groups working with key workers.

I have also volunteered for Family Matters, a charity, that counsels adults who have been sexually abused in childhood, the organisation and its volunteers were recognised in the Kent County Council Volunteering Excellence Awards.

I have been a schoolteacher, police officer and worked in Public Relations for several Blue Chip companies as well as having my own Public Relations business. I have also held volunteer positions for Victim Support, the Fire-Setters Counselling Group in Nottinghamshire, Childline, MIND and the Tonbridge Volunteer Be-friending Service and as a Critical Incident Debriefer for the Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

Tonbridge
Kent
TN11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Monday to Friday from 08.30 hrs to last appointment 20.00 hrs.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

How do I view supervision? The main purpose of supervision is the professional development of the supervisee and the welfare of the client.

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Heather Roberts B.Ed Hons, Adv Dip Counselling Accred Post Grad Diploma

Heather Roberts B.Ed Hons, Adv Dip Counselling Accred Post Grad Diploma