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Alison Hopkins MBACP

Dartford, Kent, DA2

About me

"Don't despair, help is at hand"

I have been an integrative therapist for over ten years and lecture at Inter- Psyche, Kent and Medway NHS Trust. I work with children and adults, in couples or individually.

I utilise an array of counselling approaches as I believe not one method is superior to another and that we are all unique individuals.I have helped my clients understand themselves better, be it overcoming depression, loss, anxiety or improving their personal relationships.

What to expect

Counselling is about building a trusting relationship.

To help you feel safe and secure I provide a boundaried, respectful, confidential and non-discriminative alliance.

At the end of our first session I always ask “do you feel you can work with me”, as it is important that you feel comfortable and safe.

Due to the busyness of modern day life and people being constantly on the move, I am able to accommodate this by offering skype or telephone sessions.

Next step

Seeking help is often the hardest part yet I would like to commend you on your courage for taking this first step. Get in touch so we can start this journey together.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Diploma in Child Psychology
  • Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Certificate in The Freedom Programme (domestic abuse)
  • Certificate in Neuroscience and attachment
  • Counselling with Sandtray workshop
  • Gestalt workshop
  • Working with refusal in Dementia
  • Certificate in Mental Capacity Act Training
  • Registered Member of the BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodrama

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Fees

I charge:

Adults: £50 per session

Children: £50 per session

Couples: £60 per session

Counselling Students: £35 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I have a private room in Greenhithe and the Dartford area.

I can also do home visits if requested and feasible.

Crossways Business Park
Dartford
Kent
DA2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

I am available for morning,afternoons and some evenings Monday- Friday.Availability to be discussed on initial contact.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme
Alison Hopkins MBACP

Alison Hopkins MBACP