About me

**Great News**  I will be resuming appointments at my office from Tuesday 25th May.  However, I will continue to offer online appointments (Zoom, Skype and telephone).  Please contact me to make an appointment.

I have many years of Counselling experience and take great pride in my ability to help others to work towards fulfilling their potential. Change often comes about within the trusting 'therapeutic relationship' that builds between Counsellor and client.

I seek to create a non-judgemental, safe and truly confidential environment where issues which may be preventing you from leading a rewarding and fulfilling life can be explored.

From time to time we all lose direction and it can appear difficult to see a way forward. It is important to examine what we are capable of doing for ourselves, attempting to move forward rather than dwelling on and being held back by our past.

I am a qualified Counsellor and member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) I also appear on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists therefore, I am bound by and work within their code of ethics.


Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Humanistic Counselling Incorporating
Person Centred Approach
Gestalt Therapy
Transactional analysis
Aside from my private clients I also work with students at local Colleges. I also have experience working at a GP Surgery with obesity issues.

Member organisations

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

I also provide Group Weight loss sessions that are small and discrete exploring the reasons why we overeat. Maximum group size six clients.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Additional information

£50.00 per 50 minute session.




Availability

Tuesday - Thursday 8 am - 12 noon & 2 pm - Last Appointment at 7 pm. Online Counselling appointments also available.

Further information

I am available for appointments during weekdays both a.m and p.m. I also have a limited amount of appointments on Saturday mornings.

The Oast
62 Bell Road
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 4HE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

none

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Tony Cross

Tony Cross