A. Whitnell

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Gravesend DA13 & Bexleyheath DA7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Feeling overwhelmed or stuck in life can be challenging, and reaching out for support is a significant step.

As an Integrative counsellor, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in employing diverse therapeutic styles. My primary approach combines person-centered, psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis therapies and is aimed at helping you to gain insight into yourself and the factors influencing your life.

Finding the right person is very daunting and scary, but counselling and psychotherapy is not something to be scared of. Instead it is something to be embraced and with your strength and trust in the process this could be the best decision you make.

Call me for your free 15 minute consultation or you can email if preferred.

I offer weekly evenings sessions .

Training, qualifications & experience

Since 2018, I have been immersed in the field of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, combining both work and study. In 2021, I joined the team at MIND in their North Kent office. In this role, I have had the privilege of working with diverse clients dealing with a range of mental health issues such as Social Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Self-harming, Bereavement, and more.

Amidst the challenges of helping others, it is crucial not to neglect our own well-being. Attuning to the signals our mind and body send us is a vital aspect of maintaining good health.

It's common to believe that avoiding problems is easier than confronting and discussing them. However, this avoidance can have severe consequences for our mental and emotional health. Ignored over an extended period, issues may resurface later in life, often in a more exacerbated form.

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

To be paid 24 hours in advance by bank transfer.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings  from 16:00hrs

Further information

  • Registered member of the BACP
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Registered with ICO

Gravesend, Kent, DA13

Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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