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About me

I am a Registered Member of the BACP and am trained as an Integrative counsellor, which means I am able to tailor the way I work to meet your needs.

I am currently offering telephone counselling sessions to provide continued support during these uncertain times of Covid 19.

I understand that there are times in our lives when we have emotional difficulties that we are unsure how to overcome.  Sometimes it can help to talk to a counsellor about your concerns to help you explore more challenging thoughts or feelings you may have and to have support to find your own way forward that provides the best possible outcome for you.

I am able to offer both short term and long term counselling and I believe the therapeutic relationship between the counsellor and client is of the upmost importance.  The therapeutic relationship is based on trust and confidentiality and I aim to provide a safe and warm environment in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings without judgement.

I believe that with the right support all individuals have the potential to make, what they believe to be, beneficial changes to their lives and that everyone has the potential to build better relationships with both themselves and with others around them.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my training at Diploma level in Therapeutic Counselling in 2019.

Both during and post qualification I have experience of working as a bereavement counsellor within CRUSE bereavement care and working within a college of further education to provide counselling to young adults (age 16+).

I have post qualification experience of working as a counsellor within the mental health charity,  MIND.

I have experience of working with a variety of issues including bereavement and loss, anxiety and depression, relationship issues, low self esteem/confidence and stress related issues.  I have worked with a wide range of adults of all ages including young adults (age 16+).

Member organisations

BACP

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

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

I offer a free initial 15 minute telephone consultation, at a mutually agreeable time, to give you the opportunity to discuss what I am able to offer you and how this may meet your needs.

All further sessions, including an initial assessment session, are at a cost of 40 for a 50 minute session.

Dartford
Kent
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Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

I am available between Monday and Thursday with daytime and evening sessions available.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Marie King - MBACP

Marie King - MBACP