Graham Allen Diploma In Integrative Counselling, BACP Accred., UKRCP, ACC Accred
Many people find themselves at times struggling with difficulties of an emotional nature. They may be to do with challenging or broken relationships, problematic patterns of behaviour, or because of things that have happened.
Coping with life's transitions can be hard. It may be because of bereavement or due to redundancy.
If you are experiencing difficulty, counselling may help by providing you with the opportunity to explore your feelings and concerns in a confidential setting without fear of judgement or disapproval.
I offer 1 to 1 counselling. It is normally arranged on a weekly basis but the frequency of sessions may vary according to the nature of the issues and client preference. The way I work with clients makes it suitable for both short term and more open ended counselling.
Sessions are normally 50 minutes long.
My approach to the work is integrative, which means that I may draw on a number of models including person centred counselling, psychoanalytic approaches and CBT.
The relationship between the client and the counsellor is crucial to the work and for that reason the first session is an introductory one. This allows you the opportunity to meet me and decide whether or not you wish to commit yourself to counselling with me. Equally, I am able to make an assessment of your needs.
In addition I offer supervision to qualified or trainee counsellors.
I see clients at an address in North Tonbridge, Kent.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at The Minster Centre, London, where I gained the post graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
My experience includes working voluntarily in general practice for MIND, the national charity for mental health. In addition I have many years experience of pastoral work which enables me to deal with emotional needs in relation to a broader spiritual dimension where required.
For many years, alongside my private counselling practice I directed a small charity in Westminster, London providing support to vulnerable families in the inner city. I have experience of supporting parents and children facing real challenges.
I am an accredited counsellor with both the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) and work to their ethical principles.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The full fee is £45 for individuals and £65 for couples per session but lower cost counselling may be possible in cases of genuine hardship.
Maps & Directions
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Types of client