Kay Helder

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Dip Counsellor. MBACP ( Snr Accred) UKRCP
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Strood, Kent, ME2 3PE
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome, I work from home which is helpful in creating an environment that is warm & comfortable, this enables the client to relax and start the journey of self - awareness/discovery.

Why do I need counselling?

You may come to counselling because of difficult experiences you've been going through, such as a relationship breakdown, bereavement or redundancy. Or you may want help dealing with feelings of sadness, depression, anxiety, anger or low self-worth that does not seem to be connected to any particular event.

How can counselling help me?

f you suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Depression, Family Issues, Affairs & Betrayals, Separation & Divorce, Bereavement, Addictions, Postnatal Depression, Fertility issues, Stress, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Low Self Worth & much more  - In a safe and trusting relationship we can explore past and present behaviours, and the effects these have on current relationships.

Counselling is an opportunity to be heard, and really listened to. We all want to be heard. It's gratifying, empowering, and makes us feel valued.

My private and confidential counselling service offers a safe place where thoughts, feelings and behaviours can be explored in a non-judgemental environment.

Counselling appointments
8am - 7.30pm Monday - Friday   - Saturday mornings.  
F2F & Telephone service

F2F & Telephone service

Training, qualifications & experience

Accredited Diploma in Person Centred Therapy
I trained in Bereavement Counselling, with Pam Nell Associates.
I trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, with Pam Nell Associates.
I trained with the Freedom Programme - Domestic Violence
Trained with a Place2B.

CPD certificate Couples Dynamics - 36 hrs.

Continuous CPD courses to inform my practice.

I was employed for 6 years within the substance misuse field including assessment and therapy of dual diagnosed clients.

Affiliate for 2 years with an NHS provider

Private practice for 15 years

Worked with counselling students for past 7 years.

EAP Kent County Counsel

I have regular Supervision & CPD to inform my Counselling practice.

Fees for:

Couples counselling       £60.00

Counselling  individuals £40.00

Students counselling      £35.00

Retired/low earners       £35.00

                                          £30.00 Retired/low earner

Member organisations

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

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

Areas of counselling I deal with


£30.00 - £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer an initial telephone consultation for free, 30 mins!

When I work

8.00am - 7.30 pm Monday - Saturday

48 Jersey Road, Strood, Kent, ME2 3PE

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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