Louise Underwood BSc (hons), MBACP
I appreciate that taking the first step into counselling can be difficult. I work just outside of Tunbridge Wells in a comfortable space where I will welcome you from first contact with warmth, respect and listen to you without judgement. There are no expectations of you to be anything other than yourself. I will assure your safety and confidentiality and work with you, building a therapeutic relationship. Through this relationship you can explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours in the present and safely examine and understand past experiences that may be impacting you in your life today.
I am experienced working with adults, teenagers and couples who present with a variety of issues that are affecting their mental well-being. Particular areas of interest are: Anxiety and depression, relationship issues, loss and bereavement, family issues, affairs and betrayals, fertility problems, post natal depression, miscarriage, low self-esteem.
I am a humanistic counsellor which means I believe you are the expert on yourself and therefore in control of what you wish to explore and understand. I use an integrative approach so my theoretical understanding allows us to work according to your needs and goals that you choose.
I have worked in schools and a busy GP practice and I have 18 years experience as a Nurse.
Please call or email me to have a chat about what you are looking for in regard to counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling from Wealden Institute of Psychology
Couples Counselling Course
Place 2 Be Working with young people training programme
Young Minds Working therapeutically with teenagers who self harm
TA101 Foundations in Trans-actional analysis
Hospice Bereavement Training programme
Borderline Personality Disorder training
Registered General Nurse
Counsellor in Chatham Primary School
Lead Counsellor in Sussex GP Practice
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 - Individual- 50 min session
£90 - Couples- 90 min session
£40- Concession for counselling students
mon - fri 09.00 - 16.00 minimal evening slots available