About me

Deciding to have counselling is a step that may be new to you or one you have taken before. Thinking about what may be concerning you, especially in COVID-19 times, I appreciate that not least of these may be finance. With this in mind, please do talk to me to discuss what you may be able to afford for your sessions as I really would like to be accessible to you.

As COVID-19 continues to affect our daily lives and you may be worried about attending counselling, I would like to reassure you that, when working face to face, social distancing and hygiene measures are firmly in place. I can also work via Zoom if you prefer this, please do not worry about the technology,  I will support you with this to ensure that it is a good experience.

Now I have mentioned some practical things that could be concerning you, I will tell you something about myself as I know it must be very difficult to choose a counsellor based on on-line profiles.

I am an experienced counsellor but I am also a warm, caring, compassionate person in everyday life and I feel these qualities are integral to my counselling work. I provide a quiet, contained space to really listen to what things are like for you. We will work together to develop your own understanding and meaning of what is going on for you so we can think about how you may wish to manage or change things.

My usual place of work is Beltinge, Herne Bay so I am very accessible from Thanet and the Canterbury and coastal areas

I am experienced in working with depression, anxiety and when everyday life is getting on top of you. I work with relationship concerns and all kinds of loss, such as bereavement, job loss, redundancy and 'sense of self'. I can also help with overcoming negative thoughts and feelings and improving confidence and self-esteem. I would really like the opportunity to support you, especially in these difficult times.

I can work short or long term and we can discuss this at your first session. Whatever your reasons for coming into counselling, I would like to be there to support you. Please just telephone, text or email me and you can expect a prompt response. If you would like to give me a ring to ask any questions about what you have read or to have a brief chat to get to know me before you make an appointment, I would be very happy to do this.

These are some of the things I can help with:

to improve low mood if you are feeling low or depressed
to manage everyday life better if things are getting on top of you
to find ways of helping with anxiety or even panic attacks
to talk about concerns in your relationships
to manage the effects of redundancy or job loss
to improve confidence and self-esteem
to manage and overcome negative thoughts or feelings
to cope with the effects of childhood abuse or domestic abuse
for support with difficult feelings regarding pregnancy, birth or difficulty conceiving

I can work short or long term and we can discuss this at your first session.  Whatever your reasons for coming into counselling, I would like to be there to support you.    Please just telephone, text or email me and you can expect a prompt response.  There is also a little more information on my website, just follow the link above.

Training, qualifications & experience

ABC Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)

BACP Accreditation

Working with Couples

Professional development courses include Mental health first aid, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, anger, shame, dreams, creativity in counselling, working with adolescents and working with groups, working therapeutically with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, storytelling and sand tray therapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My fees are £40 per session but please do ring me and I will be very happy to chat to you about making sessions affordable for you.

Availability

I am available for appointments from 4.00pm onwards on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and all day on Mondays and Fridays.

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme
Nicola Wareham

Nicola Wareham