About me

Hello

What would you like to talk about? Is something from your past or present preventing you from moving forward? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, sad or stressed? Are you suffering in silence, with anxiety or depression? Do you have low self-esteem? Maybe you have family issues, you need to offload or you are feeling lonely. With life's challenges and the impacts it brings, I can offer you a safe, caring and trusting space to talk without fear of judgement or criticism. I will listen to you and support you through your difficult time as we explore together what might be holding you back and how to take control of your life. I myself have had counselling and I am still reaping the benefits.

I am a qualified counsellor and an individual member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work in accordance with their ethical framework. My counselling approach is person-centred and humanistic. I offer my services to adults from the age of eighteen and upwards.

I offer a free initial telephone session, without obligation. 

It can feel unnerving to take that first step into receiving counselling so I hope it helps you to know that I am approachable and I endeavour to make you feel comfortable. The therapeutic relationship is important in terms of therapeutic success, so finding the right counsellor for you is key. If you feel that could be me, I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Suicidal Ideation

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£40+

Further information

I offer weekday evenings and Sunday sessions.

Gillingham
Kent
ME7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Elaine Barrett

Elaine Barrett