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Christine Bartlett MBACP, BPS, BSc Hons Psychology, PG Dip Supervision

Maidstone ME14 & West Malling ME19
07706 430466 07706 430466 07706 430466 07706 430466
Maidstone ME14 & West Malling ME19

About me

We all have problems at times when life can become difficult and it helps to be able to talk to another when things seem overwhelming or too hard to bear.


A service is provided to clients presenting with Depression, Stress, PTSD, Trauma (both complex and single event Trauma), Anxiety, Phobias and Panic Attacks but also Addictive Behaviour patterns (substance misuse; compulsive eating / binge eating disorder / OCD

GP Surgery experienced therapist, I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT), Person-Centred and Psychodynamic counselling approaches.  Help is sensitively given and change often comes about when there is a good 'therapeutic relationship' between counsellor and client.

For those presenting with Psychological Trauma or PTSD, particularly after multiple traumatic events, traumatic bereavement or where chronic pain results after a traumatic incident, I offer EMDR treatment sessions (in line with NICE Guidelines (2016) and recommendations for the treatment of PTSD).

I also work with Personality Disorders, Domestic Violence and Disordered Eating (including Anorexia, Obesity and Negative Body Image) within a confidential, safe and supportive environment.


Registered with professional bodies: BACP, BPS, and EMDRIA

My counselling Practice at the Maidstone Community Support Centre is within easy reach of Maidstone, Aylesford, Strood, Rochester, the Medway Towns, Rainham, and Gillingham with good access to public transport or car parking.

My Practice at the Kings Hill Centre is within reach of West Malling, East Malling, Tonbridge, Leybourne and Larkfield with very good parking facilities.

Please ring in confidence for further information or to arrange for a confidential consultation on 07706 430466.  I can also be contacted by email at christinebart@netscape.net

Privacy Statement


I am registered with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office) which means I need to tell you what data I am collecting from you and what I intend to do with it. I am also a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am bound by their ethical codes of Practice regarding the storing of client information and client confidentiality.

What data do I keep and why do I need it?

1) Privacy Statement Form:

Name and age –   this is basic in formation that helps me get to know you

Address, email address, phone number -   I use this as a way of contacting you regarding your sessions.

I will mainly use the method you first contacted me on but if I cannot reach you, I will try a different method.

Next of Kin/ Doctor's details -   If I was worried that you were at risk then I may need to contact your next of kin or doctor. If I can, I will tell you I am going to do this.

Prescribed Medication – this information is kept until one month after treatment ends.

2) Session notes -   I keep very brief anonymous notes of our session, stored in a locked filing system.

3) Psychometric measures -  I use these to monitor progress over the course of treatment.  They are usually administered at the beginning and end sessions.  This data will be shredded after treatment ends.

Will I share your data and if I do, who will I share it with and for what purpose?

It is very unlikely that I will share your data. I may have to share data if my notes are subpoenaed by a court or if you or anyone you tell me about is at risk of harm.  I will not sell it on or use it for unethical reasons.

All Counsellors and Psychotherapists in the UK are obliged to have regular Supervision where I talk about my work but this is with a Supervisor who is also bound by BACP guidelines regarding confidentiality.  Every effort is made to keep your details anonymized and confidential.

How will I store your data?

Data is mainly stored on this Privacy Notice form and/or in a locked filing cabinet.   I transfer your name and a code to my password protected computer and your contact details may be kept in my business mobile phone with your first name and last initial. Only I will access your information.

How long will I store your data for and how will I dispose of it?

I will shred this document with your personal information, and Psychometric scores 1 month after our work finishes.

I will delete your contact details/phone number out of my mobile phone 1 month after our work finishes.

I will keep your session notes, your name and your unique code for up to 6 years (in accordance with professional liability insurance requirements).

Consent

Do you consent to me using your data in this way? Please write yes or no (Remember, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time)  Yes / No __________________

Training, qualifications & experience

PostGraduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision
MSc. Org. Psychology

BSc (Hons) Psychology
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
EMDR Qualified Practitioner

Registered with the British Psychological Society and listed in their 'Directory of Competence in Psychological Testing'.

Registered with BACP (MBACP), BPS (British Psychological Society) and EMDRIA (EMDR UK & Ireland International Association)

EMDR Qualified Practitioner
: Please contact me if you are experiencing symptoms of PTSD or distress following a Psychological Trauma.

Psychological Trauma can occur after experiencing a single event or after multiple events, which can have long lasting effects which become overwhelming and affects your ability to function.

Examples of traumatic events include:

* Serious accidents, RTA (road traffic accident), collision

* Loss and grief

* Physical, emotional, sexual abuse

* Neglect, Deprivation

* Victim of Bullying or Stalking

* Natural or man made disasters

* Being taken hostage

Psychological support in the form of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and/or Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-TF) can be very effective in helping people with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), the name given to describe symptoms of distress following a traumatic event.

The NICE Guidelines recommend that "All PTSD sufferers should be offered a course of trauma-focused psychological treatment (either CBT-TF or EMDR) regardless of the time that has elapsed since the trauma" (NICE, 2016 1.9.2.1 and 1.9.2.2).

For further information, please contact me on christinebart@netscape.net  or telephone:  07706 430466

Member organisations

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

Psychological Trauma

EMDR Qualified Practitioner : Please contact me if you have experienced distress following a Psychological Trauma. A Psychological Trauma can occur when you have experienced either a single event or long lasting / repeated events that are so overwhelming that it affects your ability to cope or make sense of what happened.

Examples of traumatic events include:

* Serious accidents, RTA (road traffic accident), collision

* Loss and grief

* Physical, emotional, sexual abuse

* Neglect, Deprivation

* Victim of Bullying or Stalking

* Natural or man made disasters

* Being taken hostage

Psychological support in the form of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and/or Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-TF) can be very effective in helping people with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), the name given to describe symptoms of distress following a traumatic event.

The NICE Guidelines recommend that "All PTSD sufferers should be offered a course of trauma-focused psychological treatment (trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy or eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) regardless of the time that has elapsed since the trauma". (NICE, 2016 1.9.2.1 and 1.9.2.2).

  Please email for further information at christinebart@netscape.net or telephone on Mobile 07706 430466

Eating Disorders

My experience comes from working within GP Practices in Eastern and Coastal Kent NHS.  I have been specially trained to work with Obesiity and high BMI patients, Compulsive Eating, Bulimia, Anorexia, BDD (Negative Body Image, Body Dysmorphic Disorder).

Please ring for more information about my Holistic Treatment Plan for enhancing both your Psychological and Physical Wellbeing.


Clinical Supervision

I am currently supervising Counsellors at The Bariatric Consultancy in Dartford, Kent a specialist organisation working with the Obesity and Disordered Eating patient group. Referrals are made directly via NHS GP Surgeries but if you would like further information, please telephone 07706 430466 or email christinebart@netscape.net

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Counselling fees:  vary according to income and personal circumstances.  Discounted rates usually apply for clients with low income and/or benefits.  Please ring for information about fees and available appointment times.

Contact details:

Christine Bartlett:

Emailchristinebart@netscape.net

Tel:    07706 430466

Further information

Parking is available at the Kings Hill practice.   Disabled access is available at both premises.

30 Churchill Square
Kings Hill
West Malling
Kent
ME19 4YU

Maidstone Community Support Centre
Marsham Street
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1HH

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

Accessible entrance, parking and toilets available at the Practice premises

Availability

Weekday, Evening and weekend appointments are available.

The option to undertake counselling by telephone is available.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Qualified Supervisor :  BACP Accredited PostGrad Diploma of Supervision.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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