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About me

Hello and welcome

If you have reached me, I understand that there may be a part of yourself that feels uncomfortable, unmanageable and perhaps a bit scared today. But you are here and these are your first steps to recovery and true self-care.

I want to speak from the ‘I’ position instead of saying ‘You’ because there is a good chance I have been where you are. Although everyone is unique in their experience – I have been in some dark emotional places and I also know that I can go there again because life is not an easy straight line of 'okayness'. I can potentially step into difficulty again because it’s part of the journey of life and what the universe throws at me. I’ll just be better armoured because of the work I have done on myself and the time I have invested in working through my ‘stuff’ enabling me to glean self-acceptance and empowerment through voicing my trauma and understanding it with the help of another.

I can help you get there if you are ready.

I qualified three years ago to be a a counsellor and psychotherapist. I love my work and see it as one of the most inspirational ways to work. My passion is people and helping them with difficulty in their lives, whatever that may be as my practice is diverse. I learn so much from my clients experience and I take pride in reading and attending CPD weekly to increase my knowledge, academia and mindset. My experience is varied. I have worked in six schools. I am currently working in two trauma-informed schools as Counselling Lead. Before this I worked in both women's refuge and advocacy for domestic violence and in Psychological Services, CAMHS, serving young people under the NHS. I currently work for One in Four - a child sexual abuse agency for both children and adults and OSARCC- Oxford Rape Crisis, counselling adults affected by both historic multiple sexual traumas and child sexual abuse. My work is highly varied.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 4 Children's Counselling
  • RASASC 60 HOURS CPD Sexual Violence Training
  • OCN Level 3 Introductory Skills for Working with Female Survivors of Sexual Violence

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


I please ask that fees are paid for every service 24 hours in advance after our initial contact through email. This is to cover room rental and professional and personal time booked out. My thanks for this respect.

Fee Structure:

50 minute initial telephone consultation ~ £30

50 minute counselling session ~ £50

50 minute Single Session Counselling (SSC) ~ £60

50 minute Wilderness Therapy Walk & Talk counselling session (Copyright) ~ £50

‘Walk and Talk’ sessions for the duration of 1 hr and 30 minutes at a cost of £65 (Saturdays only)

Payable by Bacs Transfer only and 24 hours in advance.


~ Monday CLOSED

~ Tuesday 5pm & 6pm

~ Wednesday 9am - 6pm

~ Thursday 5pm & 6pm

~ Friday 9am - 3pm

~ Saturday 8am - 3pm

~ Sunday CLOSED

Further information

Counselling is your first step to healing. We can break down through relationship but we also heal through relationship. Wishing you a safe and gentle, caring journey through your process. Best wishes, Louise


Orpington, Kent

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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.

parking limited but available. wide spaced entrance - gated and flat surfaces with no stairs.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Louise Prew MBACP Registered. Counselling Dip.

Louise Prew MBACP Registered. Counselling Dip.