Carol Batchelor

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MBACP, UKCP acred., Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Gillingham, Kent, ME7 3NT
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Every one of us at times faces challenges and dilemmas – milestones in our lives and transition points that can leave us confused or emotionally charged. You may be coping with change, bereavement, health or relationship issues. Maybe your challenges are with work stresses or general life dilemmas. It may be you are noticing that you repeat poor choices or patterns in you life and now is the time to change this. 

Most of my clients attend face to face but I am also able to support you via telephone, video calls or zoom. My clients report that this works surprisingly well for them as an alternative to face to face meetings if necessary. I would be happy to discuss the options with you should you wish to explore working together.

Please get in touch today if you have any questions or would like to book a session. You can call me on 01634 261996 or click here here to send me an email.

How can I help?

As at other times in our lives you might be feeling anxiety, unhappy in your relationship, dis-satisfied at work, or experiencing ill-health or loss. You may be lacking in confidence or unsure of the way ahead. Sometimes we need to step back, review and refocus, and to make new decisions that support us. To focus on what really matters in our lives and how to embrace and develop that.

Whatever it is that you are facing at this time there is a good chance that counselling or Psychotherapy may help you find your way through. It's a great opportunity to sort out what is going on inside and to express thoughts and feelings you might never have expressed or even acknowledged to yourself before. It is a safe space to explore whatever is important to you at this time and to explore decisions and changes if that is what matters to you most right now.

I am a qualified and experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I work holistically and aim to support you to find your own answers and your best way forward. It is my role to encourage a safe space for you to share your experiences and feelings, dilemmas, and choices and to support you in achieving the outcomes that are right for you.

I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Psychology (Hons)
  • Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy – CCPE
  • Four years of training in Transactional Analysis at Advanced Level
  • Master Practitioner NLP

MBACP (Registered)
UKCP
I am a qualified experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor working in private practice. I have experience of providing psychotherapy, counselling and both Executive and Life Coaching for adults. My background is in Senior Management and Human Resources and this adds to the skills and experience I bring.

I abide by the Ethical Code of Conduct of my professional bodies (BACP and UKCP).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

UK Council for 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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

Sessions are held weekly and last for 50 minutes. The fees range from £60 - £85 per session. A limited number of low fee places may be available.

When I work

Day time and some evening appointments. telephone and video appointments

Gillingham, Kent, ME7 3NT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

Key details

one step at entrance in Gillingham. two flights of stairs in sittingbourne