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About me

I have been a qualified counsellor for Seven years,  supporting organisations such as my local hospice, secondary schools , PFAO, trans gender, and cared for children. I believe I can help you, and together we can gently unravel and explore with the hope of finding a better way for you to think and feel happier with yourself, your work place ,home and social life.

I have my private practice in Dartford.

  • I offer a safe environment where you can speak freely , openly and with the knowledge it is confidential.
  • A place where you really can be "you",  and not feel judged.
  • Counselling is via - Zoom , Face to Face.
  • As an integrative counsellor I am guided by you, you may like to talk one to one or work with visual tools to support your counselling. I work with T A (Transactional analyse),Person Centred and CBT.
  • Favourite theorist is Carl Jung- exploring the unconscious mind.

I attend supervision regularly, and keep myself up to date with relevant training courses, current practices and techniques. I'm also a registered member of the BACP.

If you'd like to ask any questions about my counselling service please call 07986523041. A phone call will give you the opportunity to see if counselling is going to be right for you, and to assess whether you feel comfortable talking to me.

Training, qualifications & experience

Eight years ago, I volunteered for a hospice as a bereavement counsellor,  I'm still there now as a qualified counsellor and assessor, why? because I have a genuine empathy for my clients and their families.  My key word is genuine in all my work, whether I work with you as a student, police officer , teacher, nurse, stay at home mum or dad, or someone who is trying to explore their sexuality or identity.

Are you trying to cope with the effects of physical or emotional bullying , feeling controlled or going through a separation or divorce, have you been affected by trauma. My training has taught me to be empathic, genuine and non judgemental. Every one deserves to be listened too.

As a counsellor my aim is to help you peel back the layers, explore those thoughts and feelings that currently seem "strange" to you. With your permission, I would like to gently encourage you to trust in "yourself". Find that confidence you once had or still have to challenge any destructive negative thoughts or actions; aim to find that person you want to be.

I support breast cancer survivors,  both men and women going through a scary time.  I have empathy for their journey as a survivor of Cancer myself.

L 4 diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
L 3 in Counselling studies.
L 2 in Counselling skills.
Introduction to the counselling concept.

I C O registered.

Enhanced DBS.

Coaching and Mentoring -preparing for the next step.

Breaking the Cycle of Fear, Anxiety and Stress.

Working Creatively with clients.
Clinical Combo training Certificate in- information governance, safeguarding & professional boundaries .

Current Health and Safety information in the work place.
Imagery in death
Grief and Loss training
Domestic Abuse training

A New Way of Thinking about Addiction.

Data protection-safety.

Member organisations

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have special interest in -

Loss; this can be through bereavement.
Image of "Self," through illness, loss of confidence or accident.
Loss of confidence due to weight / food disorders.
Loss of confidence due to being bullied or controlled.
Teenage anxiety, depression and trauma after the loss of a sibling or grand parent, parent,  friend, or close relative, or through the break up of a parents marriage.
Loss of self worth.
Loss of confidence as exams approach and doubt sets in.

Social Anxiety also known as Social Phobia:
A fear of being in social situations even if you know the people, it can limit confidence, this impacts on behaviour, thoughts and feelings limiting a positive outcome.   

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

 Individual counselling- £40 per session

 Individual Two hour - sessions £60

Couples counselling- £45 per session

Students- £30 per session

Discount on block sessions








Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 8.30 pm Saturdays 8.30 to 2.00 pm. I will always try to accommodate a client who needs an urgent appointment .

Further information

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Dartford
Kent
DA1

Gravesend
Kent
DA11 8BZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme
Lorraine Jarman MBACP Dip Therapeutic Counsellor/Coach

Lorraine Jarman MBACP Dip Therapeutic Counsellor/Coach