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(Daly Counselling) - MBACP

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 
  • my counselling room within my home, Ebbsfleet DA10

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)

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£55.00 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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have space for daytime appointments across the working week.

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

Further information

Acorn Clinic, 47 Lawrence Hill Road, Dartford, Kent, DA1 3AG

Ebbsfleet, Kent, DA10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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