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Christa Drennan BACP Accred MA Counselling & Psychotherapy

Herne Bay CT6 & Faversham ME13
07889704403 07889704403 Registered / Accredited
Herne Bay CT6 & Faversham ME13

About me

Hi. I have over twenty years experience as a counsellor and supervisor. I offer both short-term (focused) and long-term therapy, both face to face and online, to adults looking for a safe and confidential space to increase self awareness and wellbeing, address concerns and to work towards bringing about effective change. There is no charge for our first meeting. In this introductory session we will both get a feel for how we might best work together.

I am a qualified and accredited Integrative Therapist, which means I draw on a wide range of theoretical ideas and skills in my practice, which is then tailored to meet the individual needs of my clients. I specialise in relationship issues, anxiety management, and gender identity.

I also offer on-going professional consultative supervision for therapists and people in the caring professions, and coaching for those wishing to use a more focused approach to achieving their life goals.

I have rooms in both Faversham and in Herne Bay.

Training, qualifications & experience

I first trained as a counsellor in 1992. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and I have been a fully accredited counsellor with BACP since 1999. I am also a member of the British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA).

I have worked in a variety of settings including GP surgeries, hospitals, the voluntary sector and private practice. I have provided both infertility counselling and bereavement counselling in specialist settings, and have worked for many years in generic settings where presenting issues are wide-ranging and varied. I work with individuals 18 and over. For more about me, my work and my experience, please visit my website.

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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.

BACP

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

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

I do not charge for the first initial session. If we agree to continue to work together, my fees are as follows:

  • My standard rate for new clients is £45.00 for a 50-minute session.
  • I also offer some concessions - please discuss these with me directly.


Cancellation arrangements:
Sometimes appointments need to be cancelled due to unforeseen life events, and I ask that if you can, you give me a minimum of 24 hours notice. There is no charge for sessions cancelled with 24+ hours notice.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

There are literally hundreds of different types of psychological therapy, but they can broadly be divided into three categories: behavioural therapies, which focus on cognitions (mental processes) and behaviours, psychoanalytical and psychodynamic therapies, which focus on the unconscious relationship patterns that evolved from childhood, and humanistic therapies, which focus more on self-development, and what is going on 'here and now'.

As an integrative counsellor/therapist, my training has drawn on aspects of all these categories, but in the main it is a humanistic approach. This means we begin with (but are not limited to) what is going on in the present, and as the trusting relationship between the therapist and the client develops, this becomes a safe and therapeutic space to work towards greater wellbeing. Clients are encouraged to think about their feelings and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions, and the therapy can be described as "holistic" or looking at the person as a whole, including context and social factors.

Graveney Road
Faversham
Kent
ME13

Herne Bay
Kent
CT6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Availability

I am available during the week, day and evening. 

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I offer one to one supervision and group supervision for counsellors, therapists and other professionals who work directly with clients and want space, time and support to reflect on their practice and their experience.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Christa Drennan BACP Accred MA Counselling & Psychotherapy

Christa Drennan BACP Accred MA Counselling & Psychotherapy