Derek Flint

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BSc, Dip. Couns. MNCPS (Acc.) MBACP Enhanced DBS.
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

West Malling, ME19
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you feeling off key, maybe being affected by anxiety, stress, depression or simply feeling fed up? I can help you resolve those difficulties and many more of life’s ups and downs.

I work integratively meaning that I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches to best suit you. I can work in a solution focussed way meaning we won’t only talk about the problem or feelings. I take in to account your current difficulties and all round life situation. The aim of working this way is to help find new approaches to deal with whatever is going on and make progress to being more content and free from difficulties. 

Therapy helps find solutions to, and provide relief from negative feelings and life’s challenges. I can help by identifying and working on changing ways of thinking. Therapy can give you the opportunity to off load your concerns and experience relief from worries.

Successful therapy is built on a quality therapeutic relationship. I build trust by treating everything we talk about as confidential, being honest, genuine, respectful and understanding.

I have experience of helping clients deal with issues 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 National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (MNCPS Acc.MEMBERSHIP NO: NCS24-02594) and The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Reg No 206220).  All my work is supervised in accordance with the ethical frameworks and guidelines of these membership bodies.

I am a PFOA Approved Counsellor.

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

NCPS - Accredited Member (NCS24-02594)

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

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy 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.

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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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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


£50.00 - £120.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Free - Initial telephone or online assessment.

£50 Online/Telephone (30 minute Solution Focussed Brief Therapy)

£60 Face to Face/Online Video/Telephone (50 minute Integrative Therapy)  

£120 couples (1 hour) Face to Face

Home Visits are charged at the session rate plus travelling time 

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

Please contact me to check availability as other times may be available.

Face to Face are in ME19, West Malling, Kings Hill.

Online/telephone sessions are not restricted geographically

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 adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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Derek Flint
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