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Elisabeth Bowen MBACP (Accred)

Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 07825661588 07825661588 Registered / Accredited
Tonbridge, Kent, TN12
07825661588 07825661588

About me

You might be looking at this website because life feels too difficult to manage at the moment. Something has upset your natural balance. It could be a life-changing event or the demands of everyday life, but somehow they have started a vicious circle of negative thoughts and anxiety that threaten to overwhelm you.

Furthermore we had a long winter and the media is full of anxiety provoking news, like climate change, corona virus, the threat of terrorism etc and right now you may feel like your inner resources are exhausted.

Talking to an experienced practitioner can help and bring relief to your emotional pain. Together we can make sense of what is happening and develop strategies that will help you live a rich and fulfilled life again.

I am an experienced BACP accredited psychodynamic counsellor. I trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London and at a BACP accredited Training Centre in Kent. Before focusing entirely on my private practice I worked as a senior counsellor at a counselling centre for adults in Tunbridge Wells and as a tutor at a BACP accredited training centre for counsellors. Besides that I was a member of the counselling team at Burrswood Health and Wellbeing.

My practice offers a place where you can talk freely about things that are troubling you. Together we can explore the cause of these. Reflecting on early experiences and significant events in your life helps you understand the root of thinking or behavioural patterns. The exploration and understanding of unhelpful thinking patterns will enable you to gradually make changes and to live a truer and more fulfilled life.

How can you contact me?   You can send me an email via the link on this website with your contact details and the best time to call you or call me directly on the above number. It may feel daunting to speak with a counsellor for the first time. Please do not worry. We will have an informal phone call where you can tell me what is troubling you and I can answer any questions you may have about counselling. We can then arrange a date and time for our first meeting.

What happens next? Our first meeting will be an opportunity for us to speak about what is troubling you in more detail and for me to explain to you how I work and how counselling can help you. If we both feel that counselling will benefit you we will agree a day and a time for us to meet on a weekly basis.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (Accred)
Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy, London Tavistock
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Brief Focussed Counselling
Working with Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
Working with Trauma

I have experience in working with

  • Anxiety
  • Health anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low self esteem
  • Relationship issues
  • Loss
  • Bereavement
  • Divorce
  • Anger
  • Sexuality
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Critical Illness

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

50 minute session

daytime sessions: £45

evening sessions (after 17:30) : £50

Tonbridge
Kent
TN12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages German

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

My practice is within easy reach of the A21 and has off-road parking right in front of the building. My room is on the ground floor, there is no step but a curb at the front door, the doors are normal width

Availability

Daytime and evening sessions available

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Elisabeth Bowen MBACP (Accred)

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