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at Orchard Counselling. BSc. (Hons) Open, Dip.Couns (MBACP)

About me

*I have returned to offering face-to-face sessions, however continue to offer sessions via zoom for those clients who wish to work remotely.*

Hi I'm Louise, a Person Centred Counsellor working in a non-directive way, this allows you to use your session to explore whatever aspect of life is important to you; such as feelings of anxiety, relationship difficulties, bereavement, job-loss or perhaps you just would like to get to know yourself better.

A person centred approach allows us to work together at a pace that suits you in a non-judgemental, safe and confidential environment.  We will work together to find your best way forwards.

I am a registered member of the BACP and work to their ethical framework, ensuring high standards and evidence-based practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc. (Open) Counselling, Sociology & Research
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Previous experience of working in an agency setting
  • Currently working in private practice

Member organisations

BACP

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

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

Weekdays: £50 per therapeutic hour (50 minutes) face-to-face

Weekdays: £40 per therapeutic hour (50 minutes) via zoom

Weekends: £55 per therapeutic hour

Counselling students: £35 for duration of training

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Friday some evening/weekend appointments.

1st Floor, St. Barnabas House, Duncan Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 4LA

Rainham & Wigmore Community Centre, Granary Close, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 7SG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

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