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About me

I offer collaborative counselling; working alongside you at your pace to explore your feelings, thoughts, decisions, tensions, hopes, dreams and relationships. We can work indoors, outdoors, on the phone and with creative techniques to find the most helpful way for you to unpack and explore your experiences and concerns.

I believe that we are all doing the best we can with what we understand and have available - the more we understand about ourselves, the more choice we can have over our life. The counselling process provides a safe space where I accompany you as a non-judgemental and compassionate “fellow traveller”, helping enable you to understand how you feel, identify how your thoughts and beliefs have come to be, where you would like to be in life and how you might get there.

I am particularly interested in how nature can be a source of inspiration to understand our own life cycles and processes. I work in a way where we consider the wider world around us (people and society, other living beings and our physical environment) as being important in understanding our experience of life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified integrative counsellor with a Level 4 Diploma accredited by the National Counselling Society.

I am particularly interested in existential, ecotherapy / outdoor and walking therapy, along with other creative ways of working, and have undertaken additional training in these areas.  Recently I have undertaken additional training in Existential Courage, Relational Depth and Telephone Counselling.

I am currently also training as an End of Life Doula.

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

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Outdoor therapy

Telephone therapy

Walking therapy

Life, death and dying

Therapies offered

  • Ecotherapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Walk and Talk Therapy

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Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 per session (50 minute session)

In person, including indoor, walking or outdoor therapy, and telephone counselling. 

I also offer a fixed subsidised rate of £30 per session through the Mates in Mind scheme and for student counsellors.

I offer a free initial (telephone or online) session to discuss how we might work together.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

We discuss availability during our initial call (including frequency, location & time)

Further information

COVID-19 UPDATE -

I am currently offering indoor, outdoor and telephone counselling.

Apotheca, 13 West Street
Faversham
Kent
ME13 7JE

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

I can adapt contracts and other information to meet any accessibility needs.

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Louise Allen (Accredited Registrant NCS)

Louise Allen (Accredited Registrant NCS)