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 *
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.
Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £40
Counselling is available for both individuals and couples.