Derek Flint BSc, Dip. Couns. MBACP

Derek Flint BSc, Dip. Couns. MBACP

West Malling

01276 80 45 70 / 07498 857698

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About me

Counselling helps find solutions to, and provide relief from negative feelings, lifes difficulties and our problems. Counselling can help by identifying and changing ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour providing new options in how you live. It can also 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 will build that relationship by treating everything we talk about as confidential, being honest, genuine, respectful and non-judgemental. This will build trust between us and of 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 fully 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.


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, Tonbridge.

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 Mind
Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance
Understanding Drugs and Addiction
Assessment Training

Managing Mental Health in the Emergency Services (Mind)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Initial 30 minute telephone consultation - Free
£50 per session (50 minutes)
Emergency Services/Low Income Concessions Available

Further information

Wheelchair Access.
Home visits in appropriate circumstances.
Experience of working with emergency services.

relationship issues
generalised anxiety disorder
feeling sad
family issues
panic disorder
affairs and betrayals
separation and divorce
seasonal affective disorder (sad)
postnatal depression
personality disorders
low self-esteem
emotional abuse
sexual abuse
eating disorders
child related issues
low self-confidence

Maps & Directions

West Malling, ME19

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


Weekend appointments also available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults