About me

Please do not think that seeking counselling is a sign of weakness or that you can not cope – it shows that you are willing to take good care of yourself, and can be looked on as an investment in yourself.

So how can I help you? What do you need from counselling?

Do you need someone to listen to you and to understand?

Do you need someone to help you:-

  • Sort out your feelings
  • Make changes in your life
  • Get back in control of your own life
  • Combat unhelpful thinking patterns
  • Reduce anxiety and stress
  • Put your relationship back on track
  • Develop your assertiveness skills
  • Increase your confidence
  • Overcome fears
  • Overcome issues from your past that intrude into your current life
  • Take steps to make your life happier and more fulfilling
  • Explore who you really are and how you want your life to look

I offer an experienced, professional and confidential service, at a reasonable price.

I would welcome the opportunity to work together, to help you benefit from the relief of sharing your problems, increase your understanding of issues, to decide what, if any, changes you might want to make and help you set, work towards and to evaluate those changes.

The counselling I offer is called Integrative.  What this means in plain English is that I work from a variety of therapeutic theories, using the models and ‘tools’ that meet the needs of the individual client.  These include psychodynamic, person centred, solution focused and cognitive behaviour.

I work long term and short term, meeting either weekly or fortnightly.

I work with a wide range of issues: -  Please see below for the areas of counselling I work with.

About me

People find me easy to open up to and I am genuinely interested in hearing your story. I am supportive, non judgemental and robust enough to contain complex and painful issues.

  • Accredited Member of the BACP  (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and I abide by their Code of Ethics and Practice.


Medway Towns, Kent. I have a comfortable, private counselling room in Chatham, close to public transport and public car parks.  I have use of a room with disabled access if required.

Opening Hours

I offer day time and evening appointments, with either weekly or fortnightly appointments.  I undertake both short and long term work with clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Integrative Counselling - University of Canterbury - 2005
Certificate of Counselling Studies - University of Canterbury - 2002
BACP Accreditation - 2008

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.


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

Burn Out,
Personal Development,
Mid Life Crisis,
Life Stage Transitions,
Identity, Self Exploration,
Issues from Past,
Feeling Stuck,
Lacking direction,
Suicidal thoughts,


Additional information

£40 - £50 per session.
Reduced costs for Counselling Students.

Silver Birch Counselling
17 New Road Avenue

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Louise Milne

Louise Milne