Trevor Donnelly (he/him) MA, AKC, DipMin, MBACP Counsellor in Dartford or Online
Life can be tough, sometimes it can take us to breaking point.
Therapy can help when life feels overwhelming. You could find yourself in a difficult emotional situation due to bereavement, trauma, a broken relationship or something more deeply rooted and personal. You may be depressed, angry, anxious or lonely without fully understanding the cause of your feelings. You may need a space in which to be heard without judgement. I can provide that space.
In the therapy room or online, together we will reflect on your current and past experiences. We will explore your thought patterns, where they come from and how they effect your mind and body. Through this work we will aim to improve emotional wellbeing and mental health (which often impacts physical health). I believe, that with the right support, everyone has the ability to heal and lead a happy and fulfilling life.
I deliver non-judgemental, sex-positive, LGBTQI+ positive, faith-positive counselling.
I specialise in the areas of trauma, bereavement, and low self-esteem but work across a range of issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have studied at Kings College London, London City Lit, CPPD Counselling School and Inter-Psyche NHS Training Institute.
My training is as an “Integrative” Counsellor. This means I use insights and techniques from several different schools of counselling. However, the heart of my practice is “person-centred” which means that I believe that you are the expert in your own life: Deep down, you instinctively know what you need in order to grow and change for the better. My job is to help you reflect and discover the answers you already have (even if that is hard to believe right now).
I have delivered counselling for Cruse Bereavement Care & Ellenor Hospice and I have been running my Private Practice since 2019.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
My standard fee is £50 / session.
On our first session I will explain the type of counselling I offer and we will discuss the Contract that you will sign if you wish to work with me (I would be happy to email this to you in advance of the first session if you prefer).
After the first session you can decide if you think we could work together. There is no pressure on your decision. There are several reasons why a counsellor and a client may not "fit" and it is important to make sure you find someone with whom you are comfortable. (For example, if a counsellor reminds you of a school teacher who bullied you it may be easier to find another counsellor than to work through the issues this brings up.)
I usually work in blocks of 6 sessions, so we would initially work together for 6, 12 or 18 sessions (or longer term if needed, but I would always discuss progress every 6 or 12 sessions).
I book regular morning appointments and flexible afternoon sessions for people with shift work / irregular schedules.
One important note about bereavement work: I would recommend leaving it until at least three months after the date of the bereavement. Those first few months are usually extremely difficult, and no amount of therapy can take away that pain. The exception to this would be after a sudden or traumatic death, when you may need more immediate help to process the loss...
For face to face work: Please note that my counselling room does not currently have wheelchair access and the household does include cats (which will be locked away during counselling sessions, but allergies may still be triggered!).
If you have read this far, you clearly want change in your life - email or phone to see if I can help you.