Eastgate Counselling Service is a community counselling service, based in Gravesend, Kent. We offer professional support for those struggling with emotional difficulties. We understand that it is not always easy to come and talk about difficult experiences, so we aim to provide a safe and confidential space where you can be supported by people who are trained to help you. All our counselling is provided by counsellors who hold professional qualifications and are registered with national accrediting bodies. All our counsellors are Christians and we are motivated by our faith to provide a professional, ethical service to the whole community, those of all faiths and none.
Training, qualifications & experience
All our counsellors are qualified to at least Level 4 diploma level and are registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). We have experience of working with individuals and couples. We have individual counsellors who specialise in working with those on the autistic spectrum and their families, bereavement and end of life counselling, work place trauma and stress, disordered eating, mindfulness and CBT.
Member organisations *
Association for Christian Counsellors
The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Counselling is available for both individuals and couples.