About me

You matter. Mental health issues can cloud your relationships, family life and career. Counselling can help you to navigate difficult life situations and can provide you with the tools and insights to manage your own mental health issues going forwards. Talking with a qualified and experienced counsellor can help you to feel heard and understood, release bottled up feelings, explore choices and solutions and feel better about yourself. I believe that the main aim and benefit of counselling is to promote your well-being, empowering you to be able to lead a healthy, more helpful and fulfilling life. Feel safe and supported with me.

​I offer a warm, friendly and supportive atmosphere in order to promote development and change, helping to support you in moving forwards. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life's demands, my services aim to introduce clarity to your thoughts and feelings; increasing your own self-awareness to encourage you become more resilient and understanding of your own behaviour. ​

Counselling can be a difficult process, acknowledging that you need counselling can be hard, work in the room can also sometimes feel challenging and painful. However, it can also be a positive freeing experience; bringing about insight and awareness, a change in relationships and a personal sense of being.

I work with adults and young people from age 16+, who may be experiencing a wide range of psychological, emotional and behavioural issues. I have helped my clients with issues such as;

  • anxiety
  • stress
  • self-harm
  • suicidal ideation
  • depression
  • low self-esteem
  • relationship issues
  • anger
  • loss

I offer a safe and confidential space where we can work together, from either:

  • The Acorn Clinic, Dartford (Tuesday's & Wednesday's) - face to face
  • my counselling room within my home, Ebbsfleet DA10 - currently online only

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Psychology and Educational Development
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Inter-Psyche Training Institute; the only counselling and psychotherapy training centre based within the NHS)
  • Registered Member of the BACP
  • Enhanced DBS certificate
  • I am commited to my professional development and how this improves my practice

I am an integratively trained counsellor, who utilises cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), client-centred therapy and psychodynamic counselling in my practice.

Whilst drawing on these different theoretical approaches, the way in which we work together will be based on your needs as a unique individual with your own personal story and challenges you wish to share with me.

I seek to build positive, empathetic relationships with my clients, so that the relationship between us becomes a supportive environment in order to promote your healing, growth and change.

For more information on how I work and the approaches I can utilise to support you, please visit my website www.dalycounselling.com

As well as working in private practice, I have worked as a college counsellor and within charities offering low-cost counselling to a diverse client base. Prior to qualifying as a counsellor, I worked within a successful Marketing company in London for 10 years, managing and developing individuals; supporting them with their own professional and personal growth.

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.

Fees

£49.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Each session is 50 minutes 

Short term, time-limited and open-ended counselling is available. 

Some people have specific issues that they may only require a very few sessions. Others find that they have less specific goals or more deep-seated issues and find that a longer period of counselling is useful. Every person is unique and the pace at which they work will vary. The total number of sessions doesn't have to be decided at the outset and may become more apparent as the counselling proceeds.

Availability

I have space for daytime appointments across the working week, as well as some evenings. 

Please contact me for current availability to see how best we can work together.

Further information

COVID-19 UPDATE
During the current lockdown, I am working online only from my counselling room in DA10 and am seeing clients face to face still at The Acorn Clinic in Dartford.

Please note I have undertaken a remote counselling CPD in order to move my practice safely online.

Acorn Clinic
47 Lawrence Hill Road
Dartford
Kent
DA1 3AG

Ebbsfleet Valley
Swanscombe
Kent
DA10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Vicki Daly

Vicki Daly