Derek Flint BSc, Dip. Couns. MBACP
Counselling helps find solutions to, and provide relief from negative feelings, life difficulties and problems. Counselling can help by identifying and changing ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour providing new options in how you live. It can give you the opportunity to off load your concerns and experience relief from those worries. My approach is to work with you and find the way that benefits you most.
Successful counselling is built on a quality therapeutic relationship. I build that relationship by treating everything we talk about as confidential, being honest, genuine, respectful and non-judgemental. This will enable trust between us and in the counselling process. This will enable you to explore your feelings and thoughts at your own pace and in a safe space.
I have experience of working with a wide variety of client difficulties including anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem and self-confidence to stress and work related difficulties. I also have experience of working with people suffering chronic health issues including terminal illness, and their relatives and friends.
I am a qualified counsellor/therapist and am on the Accredited Register of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Reg No 206220). All my work is supervised in accordance with the BACP guidelines. I work to the BACP ethical framework and fully adhere to its code of ethics.
I work integratively meaning that I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit you, your personality, difficulties and all round life experience.
Counselling and psychotherapy for:
Anxiety, Depression, Sadness, Fear, Loss, Anger, Relationships/ Friendships, Family break-up, Exam Stress, School expulsion, aggression, self harm, identity issues, disability, stress, personality disorders, separations/divorce, affairs/ betrayals, generalised anxiety disorder, relationship issues.
Online - Appointments are Nationwide and not geographically restricted. An appropriate means of accessing an online meeting platform is all that is required.
Face to Face (when available): Tonbridge, West Malling, East Malling, Birling, Aylesford, Leybourne, Maidstone, Kings Hill, Ditton, New Hythe, Barming, Wateringbury, Mereworth, Borough Green, Wrotham, Teston, East Barming, Wrotham Heath, Offham, Hadlow, Sevenoaks.
Please note the contact number is not monitored 24 hrs so please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I can. I aim to do this within 24 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) University of Portsmouth
BACP - Registered Member (767061)
Introduction to Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
Certificate - Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
Diploma - Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Diploma - Counselling Children and Adolescents
Diploma - Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
East Kent NHS Trust - Renal unit Volunteer Counsellor
Heart of Kent Hospice - Volunteer Counsellor
Continued Professional Development Courses:
Safeguarding Children and Young People
Psychology and Mental Health
Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT
Babies in MindMindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance
Understanding Drugs and Addiction
CBT Skills and Techniques (January 2021)
COVID-19: Psychological First Aid - PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND
Managing Mental Health in the Emergency Services (Mind)
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Initial telephone assessment/consultation - Free
£50 Individuals per session (50 minutes)
£70 couples (1 hr)
Emergency Services/Blue Light Concessions Available
Appointments are currently being held on the telephone or via video call only.
I will have limited appointments over School Holidays. Please contact me to check for availability.
Experience of client work with the 12 Step programme
Home visits in appropriate circumstances.
Experience of working with Blue Light/emergency services personnel.