Serena Waite Regd. MBACP Person Centred Counsellor ( Delce Counselling Services)
Avenue Business Centre
17 New Road Avenue
My passion is in connections with others and with ourselves; feeling connected to others and ourselves; feeling that we matter.
It is my passion that underpins my work; that we all have value, that we all matter, that we are valued.
We can sometimes feel afraid and isolated in the world with others and within ourselves and seeking support can feel daunting. Feeling heard and understood in a confidential space I believe facilitates our self worth and mental health.
As a Person Centred Counsellor I trust that you are the only person who knows what you want, how you are feeling and what it is you are thinking. I aim to offer you a space where you can choose what it is you want to talk about, what feelings and thoughts you wish to explore so that you may feel enabled and better equipped to explore what feels right for you and how you can grow to feel more safe in yourself and with others.
I truly believe that we all have within us what it is we need to be what and who we want in life even at times when we feel afraid to make our own decisions or choices and when we find ourselves being what we think others want us to be or doing what others expect of us.
Counselling is like a journey of steps to finding our truth and finding new paths in life as there can be times in our lives when we hide our selves away, when we feel unable or afraid to talk about our feelings and we try to be what is expected or what we feel is expected.
It is a space for you to grow to support your self worth and to be who you truly are and who you want to be in your life.
I aim to offer you a space where you can explore how you are really feeling; a space for you to feel enabled to be who you truly are and to grow to be free in your life.
I believe that to value our mental health and general well being is important.
If you have not experienced counselling before you may not know what to expect or what is expected.
During the first session we discuss what it is you are hoping for and what it is I can offer so that you can see if counselling is right for you and my style meets your needs.
I work with both long and short term counselling.The number of sessions available is open to negotiation, you may opt to have a set number of sessions or choose to leave it open.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I offer one to one, face to face counselling for adults.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Humanistic Counsellor holding a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, (CPCAB level 4)
Certificate in Counselling Studies. (CPCAB level 3 )
Certificate in Counselling skills. (CPCAB level 2)
Certificate in Understanding substance misuse (CPCAB level 2)
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists ( BACP)
I undertake regular supervision and I am regularly undertaking continuing professional development.
I am also a fully qualified Reflexologist and I hold two Diplomas: City & Guilds & ABC
And I am attuned in Reiki
I am a full member of the Association of Reflexologists (AOR)
My personal interests and areas of continual professional development include:
Attachments and Relationships
Depression and Anxiety
My background and personal experience is working with Charities supporting mental health, working with people in highly stressed working environments, offering therapeutic assistance in care settings and with people in care roles and working alongside people experiencing the difficulties associated with being homeless.
My interests are in our whole being and how we facilitate general well being into our daily lives.
How we can maintain balance in every aspect of our being.
How we are more than just our physical, emotional or psychological being; we are all of these, together with how we are experiencing our interactions with others, our environments and lifestyle choices.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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At Delce we offer low cost counselling because we believe that counselling should be easily accessible.
A one hour session is £30.00
Cash or card payments accepted.
Delce Counselling Services is located in the Avenue Business Centre in New Road Avenue.
There is ample parking if you are driving as behind the Centre in Railway street there are two pay and display car parks.
The Chatham bus station and Chatham train station are both within walking distance to Delce Counselling.
The Avenue Business Centre is next to Caring Hands and opposite Wickes
Both self referrals or professional referrals are accepted.
As a Person Centred Counsellor I believe that we are all very different and that you are the only person who truly knows how you feel, what it is you are thinking and what it is you want.
As a registered member of the BACP ( British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists), my aim is to offer counselling guided by the ethical principles of the BACP and also founded on my theoretical approach which is Person Centred to promote the value in others who may not have been valued or who may not consider themselves to have worth.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There is no waiting area for appointments made before 9am or after 4pm as reception is closed.
I offer counselling from a spacious room in Chatham New Road ME4 6BA on Monday evenings,Tuesday days, Wednesdays days and evenings, Friday mornings and evenings and Sunday mornings.
Types of client