Devon McDonald

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MBACP (Accred.)
Available for new clients
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Kings Hill, Kent, ME19 4YU
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Many people experience low mood, anxiety or depression at some point in their life.  If you feel that things are too much, you may feel overwhelmed or maybe you are not sure how to cope, it might be that it is the right time for you to try therapy.  The aim of counselling is to explore the causes of these difficult emotions in a safe and ethical environment.  This offers an opportunity to work towards healthier life choices, better relationships and higher self-esteem.

​​Ultimately therapy offers you the experience of sharing with someone who is non-judgemental and empathic and who actively listens to what you have to say. The time you spend with your therapist is purely for and about you.  In this busy world, it is a time for reflection and self care.

If you are suffering from symptoms relating to trauma, I offer EMDR to help you to process this trauma (or traumas). EMDR is listed as one of the PTSD treatment protocols by NICE and is recommended by the World Health Organisation for the treatment of trauma in children and adults. If you would like to explore the option of EMDR, please mention this when contacting me.

I offer a free initial 20 minute consultation to explore what brings you to therapy.  There is no obligation to continue with me after this session.  To make an appointment, you can call me in confidence on 07960 084831 or alternatively email me at  

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • EMDR Therapist (adult)
  • EMDR Child & Adolescent Therapist
  • Flash Technique Practitioner
  • Rewind Technique Practitioner
  • OCN Level 4 Perinatal Mental Health & Birth Trauma Course

  • Certificate in Adoption Support Counselling
  • Safeguarding training - working with children and young adults

  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

I have worked with adults and adolescents in a range of services.  My senior school experience is with Place2Be and Fegans.

Accredited member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£65.00 - £85.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • BUPA

Additional information

50 minute counselling sessions: Individuals - £65

60 minute EMDR sessions: Individuals - £85

Limited concessionary sessions available.  Please contact me for more information.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work both via Zoom and in person.

Suite 10, 30 Churchill Square, Kings Hill, Kent, ME19 4YU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

Google Meet