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BSc (Hons), Dip.Couns, MBACP (Accred)

About me

Finding the right counsellor can be daunting that's why I offer a free 20 minute introductory session to make sure we are the right fit for each other. This initial meeting is not a counselling session, however it allows you to outline your reasons for seeking therapy. Please note, all my sessions are held either online or via the telephone.

Have you ever found yourself thinking some of these things?

  • Will I ever feel good enough?
  • I'd really like some help with my anxiety.
  • How can I overcome my bad habits?
  • I've been feeling sad for quite some time.
  • I'd love to be more confident.

I can help you gain a greater sense of awareness into what you are experiencing in order to achieve the things you want out of life.

I also specialise in food addictions so if you're an emotional / binge eater, or struggle with your weight, I can help you overcome these obstacles and learn how to have a healthy relationship with food.

I place great importance on offering a safe, confidential space where you can be heard without prejudice. Together we can discover the choices you have and the ways in which you can make positive changes, in a supportive environment.

For an informal chat to find out whether I am the right counsellor for you, call me on 07811 102815 or drop me a line at luisa@momentumcounselling.co.uk to arrange your appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Inter-Psyche
  • BA (Hons) Psychology, University of Leeds
  • Accredited Registered Member of the BACP - Registration No. 101147

Training

  • Sudden and unexpected loss
  • Trauma treatment
  • Mindfulness
  • Existential well-being counselling
  • Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice
  • Suicide awareness and prevention
  • Understanding Your Eating
  • Working at Relational Depth
  • Understanding Health Improvement, RSPH
  • The Psychopathology of Obesity and Therapeutic Working with the Overweight Patient
  • Understanding Anger and Rage
  • Alcohol awareness
  • Drug Use Screening Tool (DUST) training

Experience

In addition to running my own private practice I have worked for a Tier 3 Specialist Weight Management Service helping overweight people deal with their issues around eating.

I have also worked for Therapy Partners helping young people with eating disorders, typically anorexia and bulimia nervosa.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Smoking
Over eating
Emotional eating
General counselling

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • Free 20 minute introductory session
  • Fees are for 50 minute sessions
  • For individuals aged 18+

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night
  • Mondays 10:00-20:00
  • Tuesdays 10:00-20:00
  • Wednesdays 10:00-20:00
  • Thursdays 10:00-16:00

Maidstone, ME18

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom

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