About me

Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, panic attacks, challenging life transitions, loss? Do you feel stuck? Do you have unresolved family issues? Talking to a counsellor can help.

I am highly empathic and take a gentle, non-judgemental but realistic approach to help people work through the difficulties they might have. At this difficult and uncertain times due to COVID I am offering counselling sessions online and over the phone to help you feel psychologically well.

I use an Integrative approach, including CBT, Person Centred and Psychodynamic, this enables me to work with most individual needs.

My aim is to establish a good working relationship with you and support you through your explorations to help you gain a deeper understanding of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, encouraging you and helping you to deal with your concerns.

I offer short term and long term therapy working around clients individual needs.

I offer reduced rates to NHS staff. I have day time as well as evening appointments available, so please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to book an initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Dip CST - Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Ad Dip Psy C - Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate “Working with Suicidal Clients”
  • Certificate “Being Human” – Professor Ernesto Spinelli
  • Certificate “Trauma” – Christine Sanderson
  • Certificate “Attachment Theory from the inside”- Sir Richard Bowlby
  • Certificate "The Psychology and Neuroscience of Children and Teenagers” – Doctor Margot Sunderland
  • Certificate "Counselling Online: a Coronavirus Primer"

I have an experience of working with people from different walks of life and have the fullest commitment to offering a service that is welcoming to all backgrounds in a supportive and non-discriminatory manner.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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 have experience working with the Asian and Eastern European communities as well as personal experience of immigration and I able to offer emotional support with a deep understanding of issues and difficulties that may arise during the settling in and integration.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

I charge £45 per 50 min counselling session.

Reduced rates for NHS staff - £35 per 50 min counselling session

Reduced rates for clients on Low Income - £35 per 50 min counselling session

Reduced rates for Students and Keyworkers - £35 per 50 min counselling session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students

Availability

I offer morning, day time and evening appointments.

Gravesend
Kent
DA11

Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Russian
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.

Unspecified

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Zhanna Murphy

Zhanna Murphy