Alison Hopkins MBACP
"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.
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
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Adults: £50 per session
Children: £50 per session
Couples: £60 per session
Counselling Students: £35 per session
Concessions offered for
I have a private room in Greenhithe and the Dartford area.
I can also do home visits if requested and feasible.