Derek Flint

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BSc, Dip. Couns. MBACP
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West Malling, ME19
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Therapy and Counselling help find solutions to, and provide relief from negative feelings and life difficulties or challenges. I can help by identifying and working on changing ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour providing you new options in how you live. It can give you the opportunity to off load your concerns and experience relief from those worries.

Successful therapy 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 promotes 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.

My approach is to work with you and find the way that benefits you most.

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 am a PFOA Approved Counsellor

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 (Office in ME19): 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

Stepping Stones - Counsellor for South East Coast Ambulance Trust Employees (SECAMB)

PFOA Approved Counsellor

Frontline19 Volunteer Counsellor

Private Practice

Continued Professional Development:

Safeguarding Children and Young People

Psychology and Mental Health

Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT

Babies in Mind

Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance

Understanding Drugs and Addiction

Assessment Training

CBT Skills and Techniques (January 2021)

COVID-19: Psychological First Aid - PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND

Managing Mental Health in the Emergency Services (MIND Blue Light Champion)

Rewind Technique Training

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

The Foundation for Infant Loss Training

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (acto Level 1).

Mental Health First Aid trained. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Experience of working with Emergency Services / Blue Light Services / First Responders / Paramedics / Ambulance / Police as a therapist and Blue Light Champion 

I am a PFOA Approved Counsellor


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Initial telephone or online assessment/consultation - Free

£60 Individuals per session (50 minutes) Face to Face, Online Video or Telephone

£120 couples (1 hour) Face to Face

Home Visits are charged at the session rate plus travelling time 

Emergency Services police / Paramedic / Ambulance / SECAMB / NHS / Blue Light experience.

I am a PFOA Approved Counsellor

Reduced cost sessions are available according to individual circumstances - please call to discuss. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointments are currently being held face to face in ME19, West Malling, Kings Hill.

Online and telephone sessions are not restricted geographically

Please contact me to check availability.

Further information

Experience of client work with the 12 Step programme

Home visits in appropriate circumstances

Experience of working with Blue Light/emergency services personnel

PFOA Approved Counsellor

West Malling, ME19

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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