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About me

You've made the first step, why not get in touch to see how I can help you?  I am an accredited counsellor with many years' experience working in the NHS, Hospice sector and in private practice.  I specialise in Cancer and Bereavement, and also work extensively with the loss of a baby or child.  In addition, I specialise in traumatic and sudden loss, including the death of somebody close during the Covid Pandemic.

Having worked for over 15 years for Macmillan Cancer Support in a busy London hospital, I am extremely comfortable working with people with a serious illness, including those with terminal illness.  I am currently one of 3 therapists supporting staff nationally at Macmillan Cancer Support.  I am equally happy to support you if a loved one is living with a serious illness.  I have supported hundreds of bereaved families and have taught extensively on loss and grief throughout the UK.  

Additionally, I have counselled people experiencing relationship difficulties, anxiety and depression, difficult upbringings, survivors of suicide and abuse in all its forms.

I am a qualified clinical supervisor which means I also offer professional support to fellow counsellors and therapists.  Currently, all of my practice is online (Zoom, Teams, FaceTime, WhatsApp, Google Duo) or by telephone.  I am aware that it takes great courage to make the first step and contact a relative stranger for emotional support.  I would be honoured if you were to place your trust in me.

Please feel free to email or call me using the buttons above.  Leave a message with clear details of how I can reach you at a time and space where you have some privacy.  I will do my best to contact you and explore how we could work together, or will gladly refer you to a colleague if I feel somebody else is better suited to your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 6 Diploma in Individual & Group Supervision
  • The Petals Baby Loss Counselling Model
  • Using the 'SENSE' Trauma Approach
  • Making Trauma Therapy Safer (Babette Rothschild)
  • Certificate in Working with Couples
  • Certificate in CBT Skills
  • Supervising via Digital Media
  • Grief and Adaptation in the age of Covid-19
  • Working with Complex Grief
  • CRUSE Integrated Training on Death, Dying, Bereavement & Loss
  • Working with People with Alcohol Dependence

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Stillbirth
  • Termination for Medical Reasons (TFMR)
  • Traumatic Birth
  • Anticipatory grief

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 per session - although I will consider lowering my fee for students and those on low income.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am able to offer either weekly or biweekly (every 2 weeks) sessions depending on your needs and availability.

Further information

To find out more about me, please visit www.canterburycounsellor.com.  I really look forward to meeting you.

Canterbury
Kent
CT1

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a Clinical Supervisor qualified to Level 6 with a Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision.

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Dr Russ Hargreaves

Dr Russ Hargreaves