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** PLEASE NOTE – due to Government guidelines around Coronavirus I am currently unable to work face to face with  clients. Times are stressful and uncertain at the moment and many people are impacted both emotionally and financially. With this in mind I am offering shorter sessions, both telephone and online, which can be arranged around your circumstances. Please call or e-mail me to discuss options.

Sometimes life is hard. We can feel down, anxious, lost, traumatized. We may be finding it challenging coping with changes. Sometimes our past impacts on our present, making each day feel overwhelming.

I believe the strength of the relationship built between client and counsellor decides the success of the counselling process. Keeping that relationship at the heart of everything I do, I will work with you in a safe, non-judgemental way to explore the difficulties you are facing and help you to find a way forward to a more positive future. I believe in helping my clients to build resilience – I will aim to help you to find a solution to manage or cope if problems arise again for you.

I am a BACP registered counsellor working within their code of ethics and practice and hold full public liability insurance. My face to face client sessions are held in Gravesend, conveniently located in the centre of town, and I also offer telephone/online counselling.

I have experience in the following areas –

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement
  • Family/relationship difficulties
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm
  • Self esteem and confidence issues

I am also a trained Samaritan with three years’ experience.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Psychology

Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Inter-Psyche Training Institute, NHS Kent and Medway)

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.


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Telephone / Online - from £25.00 for 30 minutes - please contact me for more details

Face to Face - £45 for a 50 minute session


I offer daytime, evening and weekend sessions.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Languages offered


Deborah Lingham

Deborah Lingham