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MBACP Dip. Couns

About me

Welcome to Mindful Matters Counselling, My name is Natalie and I am a qualified integrative counsellor. From personal experience I understand how difficult and overwhelming life can be, I also understand that it can be daunting seeking help through counselling.

I believe that a good therapeutic relationship is the most important part of counselling. It is important to me that you feel welcome and comfortable. I have a warm approach; offering acceptance and empathy in a safe, non-judgemental space in which you can feel supported and heard.

Whether your experiencing the breakdown of a relationship, a bereavement, feeling anxious or depressed or just want to talk to someone who won’t judge, I believe I can help. Together we can explore the challenges you are facing and help to make sense of what you are feeling; so that you may be able to lead a more authentic and happier life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling. As part of my training I worked for three charities; providing counselling for clients age 18 years and up. I have experience working within a hospice, counselling those that are facing a bereavement, are bereaved or have a terminal illness.

I have also worked with survivors of domestic violence and have experience working with Generalised Anxiety Disorder as well as depression, trauma and low self-esteem.

Prior to my counselling training I became a befriender with SANDS ( Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society).I helped to facilitate support groups for those affected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

Member organisations

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

I offer a free initial telephone consultation which gives you the opportunity to see how you'll feel talking to me as well as asking any questions you might have.

Individual Face to face, telephone or online sessions are £45 for 50 minutes

When I work

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1 Lord Street, Waterman House, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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