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Reg MBACP (Accred); MNCS (Accred); Dip Couns.'

About me

Hello and thank you for visiting my Counselling Directory page. I work in a peaceful space in Deal, Kent.  I work with couples and individuals, offering a safe environment, professionalism, confidentiality and non-judgemental manner. I adhere to the ethical framework of The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP); of which I am a registered member.  I am also an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.

I offer both Relationship Counselling for couples and Individual Counselling.

How can counselling help? Counselling sessions will give you the opportunity to talk about issues and problems you are facing, and help you have a better understanding of yourself and make changes where you choose to. Counselling can also help in many other ways including:

  • overcoming difficulties
  • developing your self-awareness
  • making sense of your thoughts and feelings
  • having more control in your life

What to expect in your first session: The first session will be a consultation/assessment so that we can discuss your needs and the problems you feel you would like to work through.

I offer focused short-term work and in-depth longer term therapy. Sessions are arranged for a mutually convenient time and are either weekly or fortnightly.

My counselling training was integrative, however I work in a person-centred manner and with the flexibility to incorporate integrative approaches. I am sensitive to the needs of my clients and will work with you to address your problems in a caring manner.

As well as working in private practice I also work for an IAPT service. My previous experience includes working with teenagers and young people at an international college, and voluntary counselling for a community agency and bereavement agency. I have experience working with those suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, other mental health issues, relationship problems, trauma, loss, grief, bereavement and a range of other issues.

My location in Deal has free street parking.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor having attained my Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative). I studied with the Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Academy (CPTA). The awarding body was the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework. I am also an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.

I have attended numerous short courses and workshops in the areas in which I work and constantly update my Continuous Professional Development (CPD) with further studies and attending appropriate workshops.

I attend regular supervision.

I hold a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Certificate.

I work with individuals and couples.

I have experience working with  a wide range of problems that clients bring including stress, anxiety, depression, other mental health issues, relationship problems, trauma, loss, grief, bereavement.
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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.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

For individuals my fee is £45 per 50 minute session.

For couples my fee is £70 per 75 minute session.

When I work

Weekdays / early evenings to suit you.

Further information

If you would like to contact me by phone, email or via my website, I will respond as soon as possible.

This initial contact with me will help you decide whether you wish to meet for a consultation/assessment, and thereafter whether you feel you would like counselling with me to help you work through your problems and difficulties.

Please view my website and FaceBook page by pressing this link: www.kate-griffin.co.uk

The Grove, Deal, Kent, CT14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

One flight of stairs to first floor counselling room

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