Emma Darrall, Dip. Coun, Cert Couns, Registered MBACP, BEM
I'm a counsellor based in Whitstable offering you a non judgemental and safe place to work in. I'm a Registered Member of the BACP working towards my accreditation and adhere to their ethical framework.
My premises are open during Lockdown, however I am offering sessions via Skype and Telephone depending on which you prefer. I have reduced my rates during this time to £30 per Telephone/Skype session. Face to face sessions remain at £40-£60.
I have created a grounding exercise podcast to help with any anxiety you might be feeling at the moment.:
Do you struggle to communicate in your relationship with your partner, relative or colleagues? The PAC model could help you move forward and communicate more positively, improving your relationships.
If you are interested in meeting with me I offer a 50 minute initial Assessment session. This gives you the opportunity to meet me and decide if you wish to proceed with further sessions and it gives me the opportunity to identify what brings you to therapy.
I have worked privately for a number of years and previously worked for charities in a voluntary role.
The Humanistic Approach:
Humanistic Counselling emphasises the need for empathy. It's aim is to assist the client to develop a stronger, healthier sense of self. As well as uncovering and understanding their feelings to help them gain a sense of meaning to their world.
I truly believe that despite the various difficulties we may experience in life, every individual has the natural ability to realise their potential. It is also important for me to have the equal relationship with clients that Humanistic theory promotes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working with a wide range of clients and specialise in Anxiety and Relationships.
Panic attacks, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post traumatic Stress Disorder.
Families, Romantic relationships, Friendships, Divorce and Relationship Breakdown.
Feeling Overwhelmed, Irritable or Angry. Situational stress, Career concerns.
Registered Member Examination for BACP 2015
MFHA Mental Health First Aid 2014
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling 2013
Level 3 in Counselling Skills 2011
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling
Mindfulness, Anger, Shame, Psychosynthesis, Stone work, Transactional Analysis, Anxiety, Depression.Working online with clients via Skype.
British Empire Medal (BEM) for time dedicated to voluntary counselling in the local community and a creation of a mental health network in my workplace.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Face to Face £40-60 per session
Emma offers a sliding scale and is happy to negotiate her fees depending on your financial circumstances.
Each session is 50 minutes. She can work short term (8 weeks) or long term and can also offer 2 sessions per week if required.
Client's will be charged for any cancellations where 24hrs is not given. This does not include sessions previously rescheduled or unexpected illness.
Parking is available on site. Alternatively it is a few minutes walk from bus stops coming from Canterbury and Herne Bay on Borstal Hill. It is approximately a 20 minute walk from Whitstable Train Station.