Carrie Munday - MBACP (Registered Member)

Carrie Munday - MBACP (Registered Member)

Sun Lane
Gravesend
Kent
DA12 5HQ

07952 985056

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About me

Welcome to Clearview Counselling, Gravesend. I'm Carrie, a qualified and experienced Counsellor working with clients from Gravesend, Dartford and the surrounding areas. I am registered with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO). I offer both face to face and online counselling.

Focus Areas:

Trauma Recovery
Recovery from trauma can feel like an unattainable place but it is entirely possible. Trauma comes in many guises; a single event or perhaps a continuing situation. Have you been the victim of emotional abuse, domestic violence, childhood bullying, physical abuse, an accident of some kind, sexual abuse etc or perhaps you have been traumatised vicariously; by witnessing something distressing. Have you been diagnosed with PTSD or the victim of a crime? Trauma often brings with it feelings such as shame, embarrassment, confusion and powerlessness. Flashbacks, nightmares and fragmented memory recall are commonplace as is hyper vigilance and panic attacks which can leave you feeling isolated, powerless and unable to cope with life – existing rather than living. Whatever your situation, working with me your situation can change and feel better for you.

Stress, Anxiety, Panic
Some stress is normal and it can be a useful drive that helps us take action, feel more energised and get results. If however you are overly stressed it can lead to anxiety. Anxiety is a normal human experience which we will all experience but if your feelings of anxiety are very strong, or last for a long time, it can become overwhelming. Perhaps you suffer with panic attacks that seem to happen for no reason. Do you feel as though you will faint/have a heart attack and you are exhausted when the panic subsides? It can be terrifying feeling out of control of your own body but I can help you to understand and manage what is happening. Anxiety presents in various ways including phobias, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, health anxiety, separation anxiety to name but a few. Anxiety can give rise to feelings such as weakness, isolation, helplessness whilst potentially leading to safety seeking behaviours such avoiding situations or running from them thus seriously impacting on how we live life. If any of the above sounds familiar then call me now so that we can change things for the better for you together.

Grief, Loss, Bereavement
When thinking of grief we tend to tend to think of loved one having died but loss can impact us in many ways including things such as redundancy, affairs and betrayals,  separation and divorce, children leaving home and serious illness. Coping with a significant loss is a process with no set timescale and one that is unique to each of us; there is no ‘normal’ or ‘right’ way to grieve. Losing someone or something we value highly can be hugely impactful, whether we have had prior warning or not. Is your loss a recent one that has left you shocked and feeling in a surreal bubble? Perhaps it happened a while ago and you are only just starting to come to terms with it. Loss brings with it commonalities such as feeling unable to cry, fearing crying in case you can’t stop, notions such as ‘I should be over it by now’ and ‘I can’t burden others with my grief’ to name but a few. If you can relate to any of the aforementioned contact me for information on how I can help you with your process.

Low Self Esteem
Do you find yourself constantly comparing yourself to others and thinking ‘I wish I could be confident and as comfortable as they are with themselves? Perhaps you have negative beliefs about yourself such as ‘I am not worthy, I am not loveable, I am not good enough, I have nothing to offer ‘or similar. Are you relying on others compliments to make you feel better about yourself? Then you are likely suffering with low self esteem. This can be due to various reasons – perhaps you had a difficult childhood, are going through a painful relationship breakup, have been bullied, abused or have been made redundant - there may not be one single cause but a combination of events. Whatever your life situation you will be pleased to know I can help you to change this. Even if you have suffered with low self esteem for a long time, working with me you can understand realise your worth and feel content with who you are. If you would like to change how you perceive and feel about yourself then contact me to arrange an initial consultation.

Depression
Do you feel as though you are stuck under a black cloud which is constantly smothering you? Do you feel yourself shutting down, becoming less capable of coping, numb and empty? We will all experience feeling sad and low at times throughout life but if you have been feeling sad or unable to enjoy things for a prolonged period of time then you may be suffering with depression. Perhaps you are noticing other indicators such as irritability, no motivation, disrupted eating/sleeping, lack of concentration, suicidal thoughts etc. Depression does not discriminate; it can affect anyone with 1 in 5 of us experiencing it at some point in life. It is an illness not a weakness yet it often leaves us feeling like a burden to others, isolated, worthless etc. Are you are experiencing depression in its milder form, still able to continue with daily life but everything seems more difficult and seems less worthwhile. Perhaps you are struggling with a more severe level which leaves you feeling suicidal. Whatever your experience I can help you. Depression has varying faces such as postnatal depression, prenatal depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Persistent Depressive Disorder etc. If you are experiencing depression then there is no need to suffer alone, call me today.


Client testimonial

"Carrie helped me through a very dark period of my life following a series of issues which all occurred in a short space of about six months. Her understanding of my issues and her calm reassuring nature gave me a great deal of confidence which was greatly needed at the time. Working with Carrie over the last six months has not only helped me get back to my old self but in a number of ways made me a much better person than I was before. Carrie is a very special and extremely skilled person who I cannot recommend highly enough. Always be indebted to you, thank you Carrie"


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/)

Experience

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.

Member organisations

BACP
ACTO

Accredited register membership

Therapies offered

Fees

Face To Face Sessions:

Sessions are held on a weekly basis unless otherwise agreed from the outset.

Sessions are 50 minutes in duration and charged at £50 per session.

Sessions are to be paid by direct bank transfer 48 hrs prior to the session taking place, or by cash at the end of the previous session. Please note there is no facility for payment by card.

Working on this 'pay per session basis' means there are no big invoices. Sessions are charged at a flat fee with no added VAT.

Price Guarantee
There will be no fee increases during the time we are working together. The fee charged when we start our work will not change. Whether we work for a handful of sessions or longer, you will pay the same fee as when we began.*

Online Sessions:

Sessions are held on a weekly basis unless otherwise agreed from the outset.

Sessions are 50 minutes in duration and charged at £50 per session

Sessions are paid for by direct bank transfer and are to be received 48hrs in advance of each session. I will send my bank details once we have agreed to work together. If payment is not received then that session will be cancelled and remain payable (unless 48 hrs prior notice is provided).

Working on a 'pay per session' basis means there are no big invoices. Sessions are charged at a flat fee with no added VAT.

Price Guarantee
There will be no fee increases during the time we are working together. The fee charged when we start our work will not change. Whether we work for a handful of sessions or longer, you will pay the same fee as when we began.*


Further information

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.

Maps & Directions

Gravesend, DA12 5HQ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults