Lou May - MBACP (Accred reg) Dip.Couns (NHS)
I WORK WITH
INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES AND TEENAGERS
I am a fully qualified NHS trained (BACP) registered Integratve counsellor. This means I am trained in different approaches which gives me more flexibility in choosing the best approach for you.
Life can be challenging at times. You may be suffering with stress or your anxiety maybe stopping you from doing the things you enjoy. Maybe you just feel like your not getting what you want out of life. You may want to change things in your life but just don't know where to begin.
Do you have a son or daughter who is struggling with the pressure of exams or friendship problems or any of the many challenges that face young people today? You could be have relationship problems of you own where you are experiencing difficulty in your family or romantic relationships.
If you are experiencing any of the above. I specialise in anxiety and relationship issues and would like to support you with the changes you may want to make in your life.
I will provide you with confidential and genuine therapy to help you by:-
- Exploring patterns of behaviour and communication difficulties in order to help you develop healthier relationships.
- Improving self esteem and self care. Help you to set boundaries for yourself and recognise any sabotaging behaviours.
- Get to the root cause of your anxiety as well as providing you with the tools to treat symptoms or stress and anxiety.
I offer a free initial phone consultation so we can get to know each other and you can decide whether you feel comfortable talking to me. Relationship is key to the counselling process so this is an important step and if you decide to go ahead from here we will decide on a suitable time and location for you.
I have extensive counselling experience gained in a number of settings. As well as my private practice I have worked in doctors surgeries, primary and secondary schools and have worked with Employee Assistance Programmes providing emotional support and counselling for employees in the work place.
Through these roles I have gained experience in working with issues such as anxiety, work related and exam stress, depression, bereavement, self harm, addiction, abuse and relationship problems amongst others.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling - Open College - 2008
Diploma in Integrative Counselling - Kent and Medway NHS 2012
Working therapeutically with Couples
Psychology and Neuroscience of Children and Teenagers
Safe guarding Children
Certificate in TA
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
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Adult/Teenagers - £45 per 50 minute session
Couples - £55 per session.br />
Student counsellors - £35
Adults £40.00 per 50 minute session
children £35.00 per session
Couples 45.00 per session
I have counselling rooms based at Health's Angels in Bexley Village and at Brent Lane, Dartford both have parking and easy access.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Bexley Village Monday 4pm - 9pm Wednesday 4pm- 9pm Dartford Monday Tuesday 9-5 and Friday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|