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Carol Rushmere MBACP

Orpington, Kent, BR6
07989655348 07989655348

About me

Life can be difficult sometimes and we can feel lonely, sad, confused, overwhelmed or just a bit lost and we don't know where to go next. We can experience anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties or life just feeling too difficult. Having time to explore your feelings and experiences free of judgment may be the help you need to find a better way forward.

Whether life is difficult now and you need help with a specific problem or you are finding life difficult all round, counselling can be a positive step in facing your challenges.

We will work together in a safe and confidential space and will explore the difficulties you are facing together and find what works for you, this will be done at a pace that suits you. This process may help you to view things differently and to create strategies that allow you to move forward more successfully.

I work with adults and young people helping with many life problems such as anxiety, depression, bereavement and a whole range of issues that can make life difficult.

I have worked in education for many years and understand the pressures that our young people face but also the pressures families experience. I currently work in a local school as a Counsellor and Family Worker offering young people and families support.

I am a trained Bereavement Counsellor and currently volunteer for a charity offering bereavement counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered and fully qualified Integrative Counsellor, this means I work using different theories to help you to explore your world and what has shaped you in to the person you are today.

I work ethically and safely to your best interests, I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), a body that maintans high ethical standards for counsellors to ensure we provide clients with the best counselling available.

I am a trained Mental Health First Aider and understand the Mental Health issues many people face today.

My counselling qualifications include :

CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Introduction to Counselling Skills
Bereavement Training from Cruse Bereavement

Mental Health First Aid Training
Certificate in Proficiency (BACP)
CPCAB Certificate in Understanding Substance Misuse
Level 3 Child Protection Training

I currently hold A DBS certificate clearing me to work safely with children and vulnerable adults

Member organisations


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
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy


Counselling sessions for individuals £40 per hour

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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

I offer online and telephone counselling to ensure those who find it difficult to leave home can access support.


Some daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Carol Rushmere MBACP

Carol Rushmere MBACP