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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)

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.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I charge:

Adults: £50 per session

Children: £50 per session

Couples: £60 per session

Counselling Students: £35 per session

When I work

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

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

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

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.

At my practice there is disabled parking and accessible entry to the large reception area.There are disabled toilets and lifts that are accessible too. My practice room is wheelchair friendly.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Alison Hopkins

Alison Hopkins