Kristina Dobbs. MBACP Counselling & Psychotherapy
I am a fully qualified counselling professional who is passionate about talking therapy. I offer a down to earth approach, with genuine support and warmth, as you explore your issues and concerns in a safe and confidential space.
There are times in life when many of us feel overwhelmed, stuck, or face difficult choices; for many different reasons. It is in how we meet these challenges and work through them, that enables us to live life to our full potential. Many clients feel a sense of relief in sharing their concerns, where the whole self can be expressed and experienced fully in a non-judgemental environment. The decision to enter therapy and face your issues takes courage and I will support you through the process.
My integrative approach draws on the valuable contributions of Existential therapy, Gestalt therapy and Person-Centred therapy, which enables me to tailor my approach to suit individual needs.
I offer open ended, long-term therapy as well as time-limited therapy. Sessions are held in my private practice in Caterham, or remotely via Zoom.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have gained a Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Counselling, with Greenwich University. My training has been accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. This included two years of clinical studies, as well as my own personal therapy.
Alongside seeing clients in my private practice in Caterham, I work as a mental health counsellor at Mind, as well as with bereaved clients at Cruse Bereavement Care.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within its ethical guidelines and code of practice.
I regularly attend specialist training workshops and continued professional development (CPD) courses.
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
I offer daytime appointments Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings.
If you have any questions about my services or would like to arrange an initial appointment, please feel free to contact me.