Carrie Munday - MBACP (Registered Member)
- Are you feeling isolated, anxious, confused, angry, depressed?
- Have you gone through a life changing event?
- Do you feel you are not coping?
- Would you like to develop your self awareness?
- Do you want to learn of new coping mechanisms?
- Do you want to feel better/differently to how you do now?
We all experience times in our life when we encounter difficulties and challenges. Whatever the circumstance, our emotions and thoughts can feel intense and overwhelming and during these periods it can be difficult to see a clear path through. Often we turn to family and friends but it is not always easy to share the full extent of our concerns with them. Indeed, often our relationship (or lack) of with those close to us can be where we are encountering difficulties.
I am a qualified counsellor providing both face to face and online counselling services - please visit my website for further information. My face to race practice is based in the Echo Square area of Gravesend which is easily accessible by bus and within walking distance of the station. There is also ample free parking in close proximity.
I can support you with issues such as depression, anxiety & GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), relationship difficulties, low self-esteem & confidence, bereavement & loss, anger as well as a range of other emotional and psychological problems that you may be experiencing.
Choosing a counsellor can be both confusing and daunting. You're looking for someone you can feel comfortable with and someone who can help you feel better about things. Building a strong therapeutic relationship is key to effective therapy therefore I offer a no obligation first session by way of a mutual opportunity to discuss the difficulties you are experiencing and your hopes for counselling. You can see how you feel about working with me and ask any questions you may have. Making an enquiry and/or attending a first session does not oblige you to book further sessions.
I provide a safe, empathic and confidential environment where you can explore your difficulties and work towards a greater understanding and way forward so that you can gain the most from your life. My work will help you to identify ways that you are looking at things and how these views are influencing your feelings. The way you think affects how you feel. How you feel affects how you relate to others. This is why it can be difficult to know why we feel the way we do.
As a integrative Counsellor I can draw upon a range of theories and approaches in order to meet your specific needs however I believe that ultimately you are the expert on you. I provide an empathic, non-judgmental, safe and confidential environment in which you can explore your emotions thereby bringing clarity to your situation. Working together we can then explore your choices and what strategies you might use/changes you might make in order to help you move forward in a positive manner.
What can you expect from me?
You can expect not to be judged but to be treated with respect and empathy whilst being fully listened to. I can assist you in making sense of the difficulties, questions or challenges that you are experiencing and allow you the opportunity to recognise what you require to be the person that you wish to be.
You may find counselling challenging or emotional on occasions however, I have an ethical responsibility to ensure that my counselling practice provides you with a safe space to explore your thoughts and emotions and to express your innermost fears, concerns and issues.
Counselling is not about me giving you advice and telling you what to do, neither is is a 'magic wand' guaranteeing immediate success. Each individual manages situations differently and therefore I believe that 'normal' does not exist - everybody's normal is different. However, with commitment to work together, the opportunity exists for you to become more self-aware and to achieve a greater feeling of well-being and inner peace.
Life doesn't come with a handbook and we all need a little help from time to time so don't struggle on alone. Whether you are looking to make defined changes in your life or your are unsure about your current experience and would like to explore it more fully, the style, pace and structure of your therapy sessions will be adapted to meet your needs. Please continue to read my profile to see if you feel you would benefit from counselling and feel free to contact me for further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Training:
- Diploma in Online Counselling
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Introduction to Counselling Skills
My training was within the Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust (www.inter-psyche.co.uk). The course is fully accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), the largest professional organisation representing Counselling and Psychotherapy in the UK (www.bacp.co.uk).
My online counselling training was provided by an executive member of ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online). ACTO promotes, maintains, improves and advances online counselling and psychotherapy as a recognised method of therapeutic delivery within the mental health professions. (https://acto-org.uk/)
In addition to this I have attended (and continue to do so) numerous Continued Professional Development (CPD) courses including:
- Working at Relational Depth
- Working with Metaphor
- Making Endings with Children
- Safeguarding Children
- Stalking and Grooming
- Working in Private Practice
- Working with trauma
As well as my private practice I am currently working with a charity providing counselling to anyone affected by crime - victim or witness, reported or not, historical or recent.
Prior to this I have worked for North Kent MIND and also within a general medical practice setting helping clients with a wide range of issues. I have extensive experience counselling within a hospice where I worked with patients diagnosed with life limiting and/or life ending illnesses as well as clients who had been bereaved. I also worked with the Place2Be, counselling young children in a local primary school setting, helping them to explore and manage their emotions.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Face To Face Sessions:
Sessions are 50 minutes in duration and charged as follows:
- 09:00 to 16:45 £45 per session
- 16.45 onward £50 per session
Sessions are to be paid for either on the day by cash or cheque or alternatively by direct bank transfer (monies to be received a minimum of 2hrs prior to the session taking place). Should payment not be forthcoming then the session will not take place that day. Please note there is no facility for payment by card.
Sessions are 50 minutes in duration and charged as follows:
- Instant messaging and video sessions between 09:00 to 16:45 are charged at £45 per session
- Instant messaging and video sessions from 16.45 onward are charged at £50 per session
- Email communication is charged at a flat rate of £45 per email
Sessions are paid for by direct bank transfer. I will send my bank details once we have agreed to work together. If payment is not received at least two hours before our meeting then that session will be cancelled and remain payable. Block payment is accepted.
For both face to face and online sessions I reserve the right to charge in full for missed appointments or those cancelled with less than 48hrs (not just the day before). If, for whatever reason, you make a decision to end the process, please discuss this with me so that you can have a final session reviewing whatever we need to and ending the process satisfactorily.
My practice is located in a quiet and comfortable residential location. Gravesend station is within 15 minutes walk, local buses stop nearby and car parking is free and readily available outside the practice. Please be advised that I am unable to provide wheelchair access at this time.
I hold full professional insurance, am DBS checked and registered with the Data Information Commissioner's office.
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