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Do you need space and time to talk?

If so, we are here to offer you the time and space to explore your worries and concerns in a confidential and safe space.

About Us

In a busy world full of judgements and rules, Needing Space Counselling can offer you a space where your thoughts and worries will be heard, acknowledged, and respected. At Needing Space Counselling, we can provide you with a place where you will not feel judged and where you can feel free to express your deepest concerns.

Getting Started

We can appreciate that making the first step can be incredibly challenging. If you have not experienced any counselling or psychotherapy before it is understandable that you may be nervous about what to expect. Many people may find the idea of having counselling / psychotherapy daunting. If you would like to understand what it is we can offer you, and how it may help you, please call us on 07974 814104 or 07956 967270 so that we can explain in greater detail how we might be able to meet  your needs. Equally you can simply follow the link to make an appointment or click 'message us' above. We are currently working via telephone and online counselling, due to the current COVID 19 restrictions.

We will try to make your first consultation with us as comfortable as possible for you because we know it can be an unknown experience. During this initial consultation, we will work together to explore what has brought you to counselling. Having counselling with us will give to you the confidential, quiet, and ethically secure space you need to explore your concerns.

Our approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy

Drawing from our diverse experience of life and our professional training as counsellors and psychotherapists, we will support you in exploring the issues you bring. We will work with you to explore any past and current issues and stay with you on that journey until the time you feel ready to move forward.

We  work interactively with a wide range of clients from all backgrounds and age groups, all experiencing very individual and sensitive issues. Our experience incorporates work within the NHS, Educational and Special needs provision, private practice, and the charity sector, and draws from combined professional and registered training.

Training, qualifications & experience

We are qualified counsellor's and registered members of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP).

Amanda Dalsan: MBACP Reg Member of the BACP (Reg No: 571989)

  • Post Graduate Diploma (Level 7) Therapeutic Counselling & Psychotherapy: Greenwich University
  • Voluntary Grief and Bereavement Counsellor for St Christopher's Hospice, South East London
  • Stroke Rehabilitation (2005 - 2017) - Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (HASU), Princess Royal, Farnborough
  • Complementary Therapist: for Students with PMLD including Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Lorna Mullard: MBACP Reg Member of the BACP (Reg No: 769469)

  • Post Graduate Diploma (Level 7) Therapeutic Counselling & Psychotherapy: Greenwich University
  • MSc in Health Psychology: University of Westminster
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology: University of Westminster
  • Honorary Counsellor of South London and Maudsley (SLAM) : NHS Foundation Trust (IAPT)
  • Volunteer Counsellor Quaggy Community Counselling Service
  • Volunteer Counsellor Greenwich MIND

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

£35.00 - £65.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

4 Newquay Road
Catford
London
Kent
SE6 2NS

10 Winton Road
Orpington
Kent
BR6 7AL

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

Full flexibility - Options can be discussed on making an appointment.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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01689 853420 / 0208 698 1779 01689 853420 / 0208 698 1779

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