Deborah Harrington

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Dip Couns, Dip Supervision, MBACP Accred
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West Malling, Kent, ME19
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Hello,   I am a friendly, approachable counsellor and I understand that starting counselling can feel difficult.  It is not always easy to start to talk about things that may have been bothering you for a long time. I create a safe environment for you to explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours, and to help you recognise familiar patterns of behaving and how these impact on your feelings.

I have experience of working with anxiety, depression, phobias, relationship and family issues, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, emotional and physical abuse, gender violence, grief, loss, employment concerns, low self esteem and other mental health issues.  I have extensive experience working within the NHS for GP surgeries and been in private practice since 2012.

I offer confidential counselling in a non judgemental comfortable environment.  My room is in a peaceful location and overlooks adjoining fields. There is off road parking at the property as well as parking on the road outside. It is on the number 58 bus route.

I understand that there can be confusion about feelings and thoughts and counselling offers you the opportunity to explore these to help you gain greater understanding of yourself.

I work integratively encompassing psychodynamic, person centred and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis and I am an accredited BACP counsellor.

I also have a diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and this approach can be very useful for helping you become more confident and successful in all areas of your life

I have qualifed as a sexual violence worker, working with those who feel they have lost their power and my goal is to help them empower themselves.

I have worked in schools, a counselling agency offering long term therapy, a hospice and over 8 years experince working within GP surgeries.  I  also work with clients who have been referred for counselling via their Employee Assistance Programme, and other insurance providers such as Bupa, Vita, Aviva and Axa

I can work creatively if we feel this would be helpful and use stones, mindmaps, and other forms of creative expression. 

I can work short term or long term and we can discuss this between us.   You are free to choose how many sessions you want and I am very flexible as to whether you would like weekly or fortnightly appointments.  During our sessions, we will, between us, discuss how you are getting on and to check that you are still getting what you want from counselling.

I offer some concessionary rates for the unwaged and students, but only have a limited amount of these available at any one time.

Do get in touch if you would like to know more

Training, qualifications & experience

BTEC level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CSCT Level 1, Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
CPCAB Level 2  Certificate in Substance Misuse
CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Counselling Supervision

Bereavement Training
Solution Focused Therapy
Working with memories
Attachment styles
Creative ways of working
Working with self harm
NLP Diploma
Working with anger
Working with self harm
Disordered eating

Working with trauma

Certificate in Working with Couples and other relationships

I have an enhanced CRB.   I have also worked with young people as a youth worker.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Health Assured
  • Vitality

Additional information

£40 for students

When I work

I can see clients in both day and evening and on some Saturdays

Birling, West Malling, Kent, ME19

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I have a ground floor room which has a small step into it.


In person

I am a qualified supervisor and hold a level 6 CPCAB Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision.

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Deborah Harrington
Deborah Harrington