Professional counselling service offering one-to-one confidential therapy sessions.
BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Registered Counsellor.
Experienced therapist offering an additional low cost service for those unable to meet the full rate.
Therapy offered in the central location of historic Rochester High Street. Easily accessible by car and public transport and close to all local amenities.
I offer a warm and supportive counselling service with a view to helping people disentangle and understand their feelings in order that they may progress to a place whereby their emotions don't overwhelm them and they can then move forward in their emotions, and therefore, their life.
I offer counselling sessions whereby a client feels supported, accepted and valued, without fear of being judged or dismissed. I greatly appreciate the individuality of each client and work with them and their life story/feelings/issues with this outlook.
To enquire please ring or e-mail me with any questions you may have; alternatively, to book an initial session, please contact me with your availability and a counselling session can be arranged whereby we can explore your issues in more detail and see what the therapy can offer you - if you feel the counselling is right for you (there is no obligation should you feel the therapy isn't right for you) we can then book in for following sessions. Therapy can be short or long-term, depending on your specific needs and preferences, with short-term therapy usually lasting for six sessions and longer-term lasting for at least twelve sessions. Please note I aim to respond to enquiries within 24 - 48 hours, although this may be longer over weekends and bank holidays.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Registered Counsellor
- CPCAB Level 4: Therapeutic Counselling
- BA (Hons): Philosophy (Level 6)
- Graduate Certificate Modules: Psychology (Level 6)
- Post Graduate Certificate: Continental Philosophy (Level 7)
Various Training Courses Including:
CARE Counselling Course (pregnancy support)
MIND Course (mental health awareness and support)
Victim Support Core Training Course (support for victims of crime)
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Mental Capacity Act
Bluesky Counselling, Belvedere/Welling:
counselling a range of clients in a private practice counselling organisation.
Bexley Foodbank, Erith:
counselling and support work for people who use the foodbank.
CARE Pregnancy Advisory Centre, Chatham: advice, support and counselling for women and men around pregnancy issues.
Littlebrook Hospital, Dartford: support work in an acute psychiatric ward.
Dartford Community Mental Health Team, Dartford: support work in the community supporting clients with mental health issues.
MSAP (Medway and Swale Advocacy Partnership), Strood: prison support advocacy work at HMP Standford Hill, Isle of Sheppey - a Category D men's open prison.
Victim Support, Chatham: support work for victims of crime.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life/landmark events e.g. work, wedding, marriage, unemployment, moving home, relocation, illness, divorce, retirement.
Existential issues, e.g. meaning in life, aimlessness/restlessness, feelings of being 'stuck', anxiety regarding choices to be made.
Student issues, e.g. academic work pressure, uncertainty about future career/life after college or university.
General berevement as well as unrecognised bereavement and loss, e.g. unprocessed grief after a past bereavement (this could be from a long time in the past), end of a relationship (all types of relationships) and the grief/loss expereinced, pet/animal bereavement.
Issues around difficult life issues, e. g., debt, single parents, carers (paid/unpaid, for family members or others).
Issues surrounding dementia - personal or family member.
Issues surrounding cultural isolation/marganilsed groups/sub-cultures, e.g. those living with mental health problems, those living with a physical disability, LGBTQ, long-term unemployed, ethnic minorities, religious minorities, ex-cult/sect members, ex-offenders, those living with substance abuse; also counselling/support for family members of the above.
I also offer telephone counselling as well as traditional face-to-face counselling.
From £30.00 to £40.00
Concessions offered for
- £35 (concessions)
- £30 (limited concessions)
- Places available at £35 for those on a low income, e.g. those in receipt of benefits/students/unemployed/the retired/single parents on low income - please enquire if you feel this applies.
- Please note the availability of £30 places are limited and are reserved for those who are most in need.
- £30 for counselling students, offer for a limited time only.
Please note concessionary rates (£30 - £35) apply for sessions before 5pm. Sessions after 5pm are charged at the full rate of £40.
Counselling sessions are usually weekly but can also be fortnightly, either initially or after a number of sessions, out of preference and/or to keep costs down and still benefit from counselling.
Sessions last for one hour - payable by cash in the session or by bank transfer prior to the session.
Telephone counselling: £35 (or £30 if qualify for a concession) per one hour session - payable in advance by bank transfer.
Mon: 8am - 6pm
Tues/Weds: 8am - 8pm
Thurs: 8am - 6pm
Fri: 8am - 4pm.
- There are regular bus and train services to Rochester and numerous public car parks nearby that operate on a pay and display basis.
- Cheldgate House is the Strood end of Rochester High Street, and is on the right hand side (towards the Strood direction) past 'Costa Coffee' and next door to a restaurant called 'Rico Sabor'; look out for 'Evergreen Residential Property Services' signs (green and white) in the windows as this business occupies part of the building on the ground floor.
- When arriving at Cheldgate House please press the buzzer for Suite 10. Please note, Suite 10 is on the second floor and there are two flights of stairs to the therapy room.
- Cheldgate House has waiting areas, a coffee machine and toilet facilities.