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About me

A warm welcome from Layide.

I have over 10 years experience of counselling and understand that:

The reality of asking for help and support when faced with challenges can be quite daunting.

We all go through difficult periods of making decisions or changes that appear to be overwhelming and as the saying goes, “can’t see the trees from the woods”. Through the therapeutic relationship between yourself and I, change, recovery and healing can take place on your journey where we can both begin to, see the trees looking so beautifully set apart from the woods.I strongly believe that you have the power inside of you to overcome struggles, pain and conflict so that you can flourish and become the person you truly are.

I will offer you a safe, private and peaceful space to talk about the difficulties you are facing, to reflect on past experiences that may have left you anxious or depressed, and to work alongside you in making the changes that you feel you need.

It really can help to share your thoughts and feelings in a non judgemental and confidential environment.

I am based in the Dartford area of Kent near the main train station.

Training, qualifications & experience


I hold an Msc in Counselling

Diploma Cert in Counselling Children and Young people

Diploma Cert in Clinical supervision

Diploma in Management


I am a qualified Accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP) and as such abide by their Ethical framework for good practices.   I have worked in primary school, College and University settings as well as in health and Mental health settings.

I offer face to face counselling with adults specifically in areas of :

  • Relationship
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Relationship and attachment issues.
  • Stress
  • Loneliness
  • Resentment
  • Low self-esteem
  • PTSD
  • Guilt
  • Health related issues –Endometriosis and miscarriages
  • Being a carer

I also work with children and young people specifically in areas of:

  • Bullying
  • Abuse
  • Relationship
  • Resilience
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Identity
  • Anxiety

I offer supervision to trainee and experienced counsellors as well as offer counselling sessions to trainee counsellors.

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.


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Health Insurance Accepted (WPA)


Additional information

  • Standard session fee £50.00-£60.00
  • Personal therapy for trainee counsellors - £35.00
  • Supervision for trainee counsellors - £45.00
  • Supervision for qualified counsellors -£50.00


Daytime and Evening.

NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!…..during this difficult period of COVID 19, I am available through Zoom, Skype and telephone services. please send me an email to enquire.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

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In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision


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Olayide Williams

Olayide Williams