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About me

I am currently offering online and telephone sessions.

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. I also hold professional membership to the Association of Counselling and Therapy Online.

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)

Professional Member of Association of Counselling & Therapy Online
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


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

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis


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                       £50 (per hour) (£70 per 1.5 hours)
Supervision Groups           £80 (2-4 people, per hour)


I offer daytime and evening appointments

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 www.goldpartnership.org

Istead Rise,

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


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

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Debra Canning, MBACP, Dip Couns, Dip Couples, Dip Supervision, Prof. Mem. ACTO

Debra Canning, MBACP, Dip Couns, Dip Couples, Dip Supervision, Prof. Mem. ACTO