Counsellor/Therapist MBACP (Accre)
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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 :
- Depression and anxiety
- Bereavement and loss
- Trauma and Abuse
- Relationship and attachment issues.
- Low self-esteem
- Health related issues –Endometriosis and miscarriages
- Being a carer
I also work with children and young people specifically in areas of:
- Self-esteem and confidence
I offer supervision to trainee and experienced counsellors as well as offer counselling sessions to trainee counsellors.
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)
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Health Insurance Accepted (WPA)
- 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
When I work
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.