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Debra Osborne - Adv/Dip Psychotherapeutic Counselling MNHS & MNCS Accredited

Rochester ME3 & Dartford DA2
07891120128 07891120128 07891 120128 07891 120128 Registered / Accredited

About me

Are you struggling with Anxiety, panic attacks, feeling alone and isolated.

Do you feel permantly worried about everything?

Is your relationship struggling?

Are you struggling moving forward after losing someone?

These are really difficult times and many people are feeling anxious and depressed.  It may feel as though there is no one to turn to. If you feel you would like to speak to someone who will listen and understand, please get in touch by phone, e-mail or text me on 07891 120128. I can help.

About Me

I am an experienced psychotherapist, accredited with the National Counselling Society. I offer one to one integrative psychotherapy in Wainscott, near Rochester.  My integrative training means that I have studied a number of therapeutic techniques and use the techniques best suited to you and ones which you feel comfortable with. I create a friendly, safe environment to allow you to work through the issues you may have, whilst feeling supported, valued and heard.  I can help with anxiety, depression, addiction, abuse, relationship issues, family issues, bereavement, sexual issues and more.

I understand that coming for counselling may feel challenging. Perhaps you have been thinking about talking to someone for a while. Some days you may feel you need to speak to someone straight away. Having been there myself I understand this and will always try to see you sooner rather than later, in most cases that week. I also offer telephone consultations if you would prefer.

How it Works

Normally we start with an introductory session which can last a little over 60 minutes, to see if you feel comfortable talking to me (which is really important), if you then feel you would like to go ahead we would decide together a weekly or fortnightly time to meet. We would also talk about how many sessions might work best for you.  I can offer both short term focussed work, and longer term in depth work, depending on what you feel would work best.

At the moment due to the lockdown I am offering Telephone or Skype.

I offer an affordable fee of £45.00 for up to 60 minutes. ( Dartford £50.00) I also offer some concessionary places for people struggling on low incomes or students.

Telephone or Skype Counselling is £30.00 for up to 60 minutes.  Flexible times available.

What to expect from me

Counselling is about having a safe place where you can explore your feelings and emotions. I offer a comfortable, non-judgemental, confidential environment where you are able to discuss the difficulties that are causing you confusion or distress. This can assist you with seeking a greater balance in life, helping you cope better with whatever challenges arise in the future.

My role is not to give advice, but to listen. Change is possible and with the right support you can overcome any difficulties.

I have many years experience and training, of working both in the NHS and in my own private practice.

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and recognised by the Royal College of Nursing. I work within their ethical framework. I have full professional indemnity insurance.

Therapy Location

My main practice is in Wainscott, near Rochester, which is close to Strood Station and on a local bus route. My rooms are quiet, calm and private.  There is free secured parking within the private grounds. It is easily accessible from Rochester, Strood, Gravesend, and Gillingham.

I also have a practice at Greenhithe, near Dartford.  My rooms are within the Greenhithe Therapy Centre. There is free secured parking within the local Judo Centre, which is part of the Therapy Centre.  Easily accessible from the M25, A2.  There is a local bus route also available.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Adv Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Certificate for Mindfulness for Anxiety/Depression
  • Soul Midwives Course

Professional development certificates

  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Sexual Issues
  • Autism/Asperger's
  • Obsessive Compulsion Disorder (OCD)
  • Eating disorders - Bulimia, Anorexic, Overeating.
  • Working with Addictions - alcohol, drugs, sexual
  • Personality disorders
  • Understanding domestic abuse
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Dementia awareness
  • Transgender issues
  • Bereavement training

Other Areas of Counselling I deal with are:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Terminal Illness / Life threatening illness such as Cancer
  • Long term medical conditions especially Diabetes
  • Working with young and adult offenders
  • Working with victims of crime

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer Hypno/Psychotherapy.  This is a blend of both Hypnotherapy and Talking Therapy.  This may be helpful for those who feel they would benefit from more intensive work.

Hypno-Psychotherapy offers an integrative approach, where Hypnosis is used alongside another branch of Psychotherapy.

Fee for Hypno-psychotherapy up to 90 minutes £60.00

www.kentcounsellingassociates.co.uk

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Fees

I offer flexible appointments seven days a week  Monday - Friday  7am until 8pm.      Saturday and Sunday 10am until 4pm- Bank Holidays included (no extra charge)

Up to 60 minute Psychotherapy / Counselling Session - £45.00

                                                  Dartford practice: £50.00

Couples Counselling  60 minutes - Wainscott practice £60.00

                                                   Dartford practice: £70.00

Family Therapy up to 90 minutes - Wainscott £70.00

Telephone or Skype up to 60 minutes - £30.00

Hypno-psychotherapy up to 90 minutes - £60.00

Some concessionary places available

Payable by bank transfer or cash -

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I am practicing therapist for the Harmony Trust.

Harmony Trust provides free NHS Approved complementary therapy to those coping with cancers and other serious life altering illness in Kent.

I work closely with local hospitals, having done several talks and seen many patients referred to me by the hospitals.

Both practices are held in a discreet location, providing a safe place to express you thoughts and feelings.

Parking at both practices is free and within a secure, gated area.

Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

76 Hollywood Lane
Wainscott
Rochester
Kent
ME3 8AR

Greenhithe Therapy Centre
Cotton Lane
Greenhithe
Dartford
Kent
DA2 6PD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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

Monday to Friday 7am until 9pm Saturdays and Sundays 9am until 7pm. Bank Holidays included no extra charge.

Flexible times for telephone and Skype

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Debra Osborne -   Adv/Dip Psychotherapeutic Counselling MNHS & MNCS Accredited

Debra Osborne - Adv/Dip Psychotherapeutic Counselling MNHS & MNCS Accredited

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