About me

I am a person centred therapeutic counsellor and I am also qualified to provide relationship counselling. I work in a non-directive and non-judgemental way. My aim is to empower my clients to improve their emotional and psychological well being and unlock their optimum quality of life.

I believe that you are truly the expert in your own life and I work with my clients with this principle in mind. Sometimes life can run away from us and we need to ground ourselves, refocus and move forwards.

It is my purpose in life to improve the lives of others and in addition to my work as a counsellor I am also a Registered Care Home Manager of a Residential Rehabilitation Service for adults with Mental Health issues. I am also completing a Masters degree in Mental Health Science and currently working on a dissertation focusing on Men's lack of engagement in talking therapy.

I am exceptionally passionate about the positive effects that therapeutic counselling can offer and I provide a safe and confidential space where you will feel listened to without any criticism or judgement.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am experienced in providing support around:

  • Relationship issues (I am a qualified couples counsellor)
  • Mild and complex mental health issues including; anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, OCD & EUPD
  • Self-harming and suicide
  • Domestic abuse/violence
  • Narcissism
  • Childhood & adult trauma
  • Personal development & life coaching

Sessions are held on a weekly basis unless otherwise agreed from the outset.

Sessions are to be paid by direct bank transfer 48 hrs prior to the session taking place, or by cash at the end of the previous session. Please note there is no facility for payment by card.

Working on this 'pay per session basis' means there are no big invoices. Sessions are charged at a flat fee with no added VAT.

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.

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

Additional information

All individual sessions are 50 minutes in duration and charged at £60 per session.

*Please note that Couples Counselling is charged at £80 per session*

Further information

My first session

I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation prior to booking a session. This allows you to decide if you feel I would be the right individual for you to work with.

I offer face to face, telephone, or online counselling sessions. In your first session, we will go through the contract agreement followed by a lifestyle and well being assessment. We will identify what you are hoping to achieve from our sessions and use this as the foundation of our work together.

Sittingbourne
ME10

Type of session

In person
Gareth Walter

Gareth Walter