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About me

I offer indoor and outdoor talking, walking and creative therapy to help us understand your feelings and work to explore the underlying reasons, how you want things to change and how you might achieve that. If you are feeling depressed, anxious, stressed or challenged by life and your circumstances, talking your thoughts and feelings through can help provide emotional support and the space to explore how to cope. Perhaps you know exactly what you are struggling with, or you might not know why you are feeling a certain way, but how we feel is often a clue as to what is working well for us, or what might need to change to lead a fulfilling life.

I work alongside you to understand how you are experiencing life right now. I provide a warm, accepting and genuine therapeutic relationship for you to explore your thoughts and feelings.  I support you to lead your counselling in the direction that feels right for you. We talk about your thoughts, feelings and explore themes of responsibility, choice, freedom and meaning in life. I offer creative techniques, and work with a nature-inspired approach to explore particular issues and bring a new perspective on what you are experiencing.

Take a look at my website or social media to find out more about my approach.

Not sure? Get in touch for a free initial session to explore how we might work together.

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 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.

Outside of my counselling work, I have nearly ten years experience working alongside people with learning difficulties and/or autism. I bring this experience into my work and adapt my communication to meet the needs of a wide range of people.

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

Eco therapy

Walking therapy

Life, death and dying

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

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.

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

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

In line with COVID-19 guidance, I'm offering telephone, outdoor/walking & limited indoor counselling.

Further information

COVID-19 UPDATE -

I am currently offering telephone sessions and walking/outdoor therapy while we are being encouraged to socially distance. I am offering a limited number of socially distanced indoor sessions for when outdoor or telephone sessions are not accessible or safe.

GENERAL INFORMATION -

If you are interested in walking or outdoor therapy, we will usually have two or three indoor sessions before taking our sessions outdoors. We can discuss this during the initial session.

Apotheca
13 West Street
Faversham
Kent
ME13 7JE

Key details

Sign language
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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.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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Louise Allen (Accredited Registrant NCS)

Louise Allen (Accredited Registrant NCS)