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Specialising in Anxiety/Depression/Relationship Counselling
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 24th August 2022

About me

Toni Clark Counselling Service.

Hello, I’m Toni Clark and this section will tell a little about me, where I work and how I can help.
I have been working as a Certified Counselling Professional in mental health organisations, schools and in private practice since 2014.

I work from a Person-Centred approach and offer a bespoke counselling experience to support you in your counselling journey. 
I am passionate and take great care and pride in the progress and success of my clients and look forward to helping you.
I hold qualifications in Counselling and I am registered and regulated and registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist) I also have qualifications in: Couples therapy, Mindfulness, Meditation, Yoga, Deep relaxation and Emotional Well Being techniques.

My practice is based on the outskirts of Dartford within easy reach from Bexley/Crayford/Dartford/Greenhithe areas. The building is directly on the 'fast track' bus route which stops opposite the building and links to Gravesend Bluewater and Dartford town. There is also free adequate parking here. My office is on the ground floor and has disabled access and disabled facilities provided in the building to. 

I offer a comfortable environment that is safe, quiet and calm.

In our sessions together you will find me to be an open, thoughtful, and reflective person who works with compassion, empathy and humour. I am genuinely interested in what you have to say and understand how hard it is to find the words at time and will work to put you at ease. 

I have a working experience that spans many spectrums of people with differing world views: physical, cultural, gender and neuro diverse backgrounds.

I have particular experience and understanding of neuro diversity and the link to mental health and wellbeing issues; anxiety/depression/self-esteem/identity and the stresses these bring and how they can affect your world.

I am also enthusiastic about you as a whole being, so your body matters too!

It is often the first thing that starts to let us know when we are mentally/emotionally struggling: sleep, libido, tense muscles, headache, poor concentration, fatigue to name but a few.

Along with Counselling it can be helpful to explore and incorporate:

Anatomy & physiology - how our physical body works.
Energy based practices - the value of meditation and intuition.
Areas of neurology - how our emotional mind behaves on a biological level.
Neuro- diversity - how our brain structures work and affect us in everyday life.

I am a firm believer that all of you brought you to where you are now and all of you will get you out too.
Understanding how our mind and body systems work together brings a library of knowledge that adds strategies, skills to help reduce factors that cause emotional stress and develops awareness of how to your emotional health and wellbeing is linked to our mental health.

The body mind connection is just that, connected. Our bodies speak our minds. Changing or helping one part will connect and help healing in an another.

About Counselling.

My training is in Humanistic Person-Centred Approach to counselling, and I work in a Relational Way. This means that I believe that the relationship between the counsellor and the client is the key to healing and that everyone is unique, so I work in a way that suits you and will adapt to your needs

My role as a counsellor is to be someone neutral, who will listen to you without preconceptions and will not be influenced by anything outside of what you bring to the sessions. You can choose what you reveal, and when.

The kind of issues clients bring covers a wide range.

Anxiety, depression, and relationship issues of any description are often reasons to come to counselling. You may feel sad, have feelings of low self-esteem or lack of self-confidence. Perhaps you are struggling with feelings of anger, shame, or loneliness.  You may have experienced loss, perhaps for a person, job, place or role in life. Counselling offers a way understand and come to terms with these bereavements. You may simply feel overwhelmed by your emotions and the pressures of life. Alternatively, you may find it difficult to experience or express any feelings at all.

Counselling can also help you explore wider issues, such as finding your place in the world, deciding which path to take in life and give you support while you go through a time of difficult change. It can be used to help you understand and accept questions that may have arisen in your life around areas of sexuality, your cultural experience, or spirituality.

I will listen to you without judgement and with respect for your feelings and your experiences.

 I understand that it takes courage to take the first step into counselling and that it is important to feel comfortable with your counsellor. Therefore, I offer a 'no-obligation' consultation. The Consultation session is an assessment session and is therefore somewhat different to a usual counselling session. It is an opportunity for you to find out if counselling with me is right for you. We will talk about what has brought you to look at counselling, what you want to achieve and go through any questions or concerns you may have. 

This is usually through a pre-arranged phone call and takes about 20 minutes.

If you would like any further information or would like to book in, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked in schools and community projects for many years. Provided social and mental healthcare and adaptive projects and workshops in both employed and private sector.

I have and am experienced in working a way that incorporates and integrates many theories and styles of therapy including, Mindfulness practices and Relaxation techniques.

BACP Accredited CPCAB Diploma L4 in Therapeutic Counselling

COSRT Advanced Couples Course: Working with couples

British Mindfulness Institute: Therapeutic use of Mindfulness

Yoga Alliance Accredited 200hr Mindful Yoga Teacher (Zenways)

Member organisations

BACP

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mindfulness Courses
Deep Body Relaxation Techniques
Breathing for Life.
Mindfulness Walking
Walk and Talk (Therapy outdoors)

Please get in touch for further details: 07881804589

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Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer counselling at £55: 50 minute session

Couples Counselling £75 - £90: 75 - 90 minute session

Low cost counselling and student rates may be negotiated, places permitting.


When I work

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Weekdays and evenings. Saturdays daytime

Further information

For more information please contact me.

The Nucleus Business centre, Brunel Way, Dartford, Kent, DA1 5GA

Greenhithe, Kent, DA9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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Additional languages

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom