About me

As a registered, accredited member of the BACP, aim to work with my clients in building a safe, trusting therapeutic relationship within which the client feels able to explore themselves and their issues, and develop the tools to move forward. My approach is integrative, employing theories and techniques from a range of therapeutic paradigms. I am also able to integrate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy skills into my practise, which can be particularly helpful when working with anxiety and panic problems. I am a fully qualified EMDR therapist, a powerful and specialised approach that can help with a range of presenting issues, particularly trauma and PTSD, in which I have a particular interest and specialism.

In addition to my private work, I am employed as a staff therapist within the London Fire Brigade, and have worked as a senior High Intensity therapist within a Primary Care Psychologiocal therapies (IAPT) setting. I also co run a group practice  offering counselling to children and adults in schools and children's centres in the Medway area, and developing and providing the therapeutic component to Medway Council's Tipping the Balance weight management programme. I work with a broad range of clients, and have experience of working with a wide spectrum of presenting issues, including depression, anxiety problems, loss & grief, panic attacks, low self-esteem, sexual and physical abuse, and trauma/PTSD

Training, qualifications & experience


London Fire Brigade - as a staff therapist within the LFB, I support staff within the Brigade with a wide range of emotional and psychological issues, including trauma and PTSD relating to operational and non-operational incidents (current)

Counselling Team Ltd -Senior High Intensity therapist working with adults with a broad range of presenting issues in  this Primary Care Therapy setting. As a senior therapist within the service my role also included making key clinical decisions on a daily basis and offering supervision and case management to other members of staff (2012 - 2016)

Counselling in Mind - I co-run this group practice. working with adults and children in schools and children's centres across Medway, including group work. We also offer the therapeutic component of Medway Council's Tipping the Balance weight management programme

Mid-Kent College - Associate Counsellor working with students of all ages (2010 - 2012)

Walk Tall - Counsellor working with a range of clients of varying ages (2010-2012)

Medway Hospital - Working in the counselling service within the Macmillan cancer unit, providing counselling to individuals who's lives have been affected by cancer (2011 - 2012)


TA 101 - The Wealden Institute - 2016
EMDR (parts 1,2 and 3) - Richman Training/The Sussex Partnership - 2013/14
Certificate in CBT Skills - The Grove - 2013
Diploma in Integrative Counselling - Inter-Psyche - 2011
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Inter-Psyche - 2009

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.


Additional information

£40 - £50 per counselling session depending on status (concessions for students)


Session times can be arranged to suit clients needs. Weekend and evening sessions are available.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Samuel Kindred

Samuel Kindred