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MBACP, Dip CP MCS (Accred)

About me

I am a fully Accredited Member of The Counselling Society and a full Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, (B.A.C.P.) working towards Accreditation. I am bound by their Ethical Frameworks for Good Practice in both Counselling and Psychotherapy. I provide Integrative counselling combining Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Humanistic, Transactional Analysis (TA) approaches and Solution Focused therapies. Counselling and psychotherapy can begin a journey of exploration for many people which can assist them significantly in moving themselves forwards in life. The more information they possess about themselves and their issues the greater their insight to effect positive behavioural change.

Counselling sessions offer dedicated time and a safe environment for individuals' to consider all options open to them. This in turn allows them to feel empowered to make decisions and obtain a greater clarity in their life at times when they need this most.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Accreditation with the Counselling Society
Membership with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy working towards Accreditation
I have also trained in the following areas :

Teenager and Parent Issues
Restorative Justice (Victim and Offender Issues)
Anger Management (which also includes working with young children and adolescents)
Child Protection
Counselling Young People with Stress and Depression

I work with people from all backgrounds and cultures in private practice, and a private/NHS healthcare setting upon a referral basis. I regularly attend training courses and workshops to ensure my continued professional development, and ensure that I am up to date with current techniques and research.

I provide consultant counselling services to a local foster care agency working with young children and adolescents.

I also provide counselling/anger management sessions to young people in local schools on a referral basis.

I hold certificates in mediation and provide mediation services in respect of domestic conflict situations in the home, neighbourhood and employment disputes.

I have regular B.A.C.P. Accredited supervision sessions and hold professional liability insurance.

I am fully CRB checked by all agencies I work with.

I am a Registered Counsellor with Barnardo's Adoption Agency who are responsible for providing adoption placement and support services.

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Not everyone seeking counselling is looking to resolve issues, or face up to difficult situations, some people wish to embark upon personal development. These sessions follow the lines more of life coaching which allows individuals' time and space to evaluate their life and discuss future goals and ambitions and the ways in which they can be achieved.

Fees

Additional information

My fees structure is as follows :

£15.00 for a 30 minute session (introductory session to counselling or useful for in between sessions to support overall therapy program if required)
£30.00 for a 60 minute session (including couple counselling)
£45.00 for a 90 minute session

The initial consultation allows any therapy to be scoped and structured accordingly and is an opportunity for both client and therapist to discuss opportunities of working together.

Concessionary rates can be discussed at time of contact. Rates are reduced for students in training, senior citizens, individuals' on low income and for young children and adolescents.

There will be a cancellation charge should any appointments be cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

Should individual's require more specialist assistance referrals to an appropriate health professional can be made.

Further information

Please know that all contact is dealt with on a confidential basis. Feel free to leave a message on the above confidential mobile or office number or email me on ekharvey@btinternet.com. I aim to respond back to any enquiry within the hour.

Alternatively please send your details through to me via accessing the 'Contact us' webpage of the above website.

Ditton, Aylesford, Kent, ME20

Type of session

In person
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