Helen Dove

Maidstone, Kent, ME15
07729570981 07729570981 Registered / Accredited
Maidstone, Kent, ME15

About me

I have experience of working with Adults, young people and children. If you suffer with depression, or anxiety, have suffered a bereavement or are struggling with relationships. Coming into counselling will enable you to have time and space to explore the difficulties you are facing.

I will work with you and tailor the counselling to your needs, with no criticism, or judgment in a safe environment. We will work together to enable you to find a better future, and a way of managing your feelings and the issues that bought you into counselling.

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor with nineteen years experience in the NHS and in private practice. I am happy to do short or long term work.

I have experience of working with families and children both in an NHS CAMHS team and in private practice. I offer shorter sessions for children and work closely with the parents to enable the children to find solutions to the distress they feel.

I am happy to work with trainee counsellors who are required to have their own therapy.

I work from home most of the time, in a warm and safe environment, There is plenty of parking and it is easily accessible.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Counselling - West Kent College 2000

Postgraduate Certificate in playtherapy - PTUK- 2007

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

£45 per session for adults, £30 per session for children - but this can be negotiated.

Further information

I have a special interst in working with children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, I have knowledge of working with people with these disorders from my work in the NHS.

Maidstone
Kent
ME15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

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

Availability

I work Monday to Thursdays, daytime and evenings. My counselling room is a safe and comfortable environment, which is easily accessible and there is also plenty of free parking.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Helen Dove

Helen Dove