Debra Canning, MBACP (Reg), Dip Couns, Dip Couples, Dip Supervision

Debra Canning, MBACP (Reg), Dip Couns, Dip Couples, Dip Supervision

Istead Rise,

07930 400712

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About me

I am a qualified Counsellor and Crisis Worker offering a confidential counselling service in the Istead Rise and Gravesend area of Kent. I have specialist training in individual, couples counselling, relationship issues, child counselling, infertility and adoption.

Counselling provides a regular time and space for clients to talk about their problems and stress and explore difficult feelings in a supportive, safe and non-judgemental environment which is confidential. As a counsellor I respect the client’s viewpoint whilst helping them deal with specific problems, cope with crises, anxiety and depression, improve their relationships and develop a less stressful way of living. Counsellors do not offer advice, but instead help the client to gain insight and understanding into their behaviour and thought patterns.

I place great value on the relationship between client/clients and counsellor as this, in my experience, proves to be the single most important factor in a successful outcome. I offer you a safe, confidential, empathic and non-judgemental environment with space and time to explore your issues, fears and difficulties. Throughout the counselling process the focus will be on working through the issues with the aim of moving towards a more satisfying, fulfilling and contented life. I work short or long term - whichever we agree is appropriate for you.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists (BACP). Because of my training I can offer counselling to individuals, couples, children and students facing a wide range of personal issues and challenges.

I am also a supervisor, qualified to supervise other counsellors and provide them with training.

I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) which ensures information is protected under the Data Protection Act, and I am compliant with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member MBACP
BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling (NHS)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Couples Counselling
Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision
Crisis Work (Rape & Sexual Abuse)
Approved Adoption Counsellor (Barnardo's Adoption Service)

Filial Therapy - Child Parent Relationship Therapy
Drug Awareness
Neuroscience and Child Counselling
Child Protection
Play Therapy
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Assertiveness and Raising Self-Esteem

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


My fees for counselling are as follows:

Adult individual                 £50 per fifty minute session
Adult couple                     £60 per one hour session
Child (under 18)               £40 per fifty minute session
Counselling students       £40 per fifty minute session
Supervision                     £40 (per hour)
Supervision Groups         £80 (2-4 people, per hour)

Further information

To speak with me or to arrange an appointment please call me on 07930 400712.

Please note that I use a mobile in order to ensure confidentiality. I may not always be available to take your call right away and as such would ask that you leave your name and number together with a good time for me to call you back.

For CPD Events and Training I am involved in please visit

Maps & Directions

Gravesend, DA13

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I offer daytime and evening appointments

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I hold a post-graduate diploma in Supervision from Inter-psyche.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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