- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
Monday: 9.00 - 17.00
Thursday: 9.00 - 17.00
Friday: 9.00 - 17.00
Saturday: 9.00 - 13.00
About me and my therapy practice
Hello, my name is Philip Kemp, MBACP, and I am a qualified Humanistic counsellor and psychotherapist and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), working within the high standards of their ethical framework necessary for the integrity and ethical rigour of my work. I hold a BA (Hons) in Counselling as well as an enhanced DBS certificate and professional indemnity insurance, both integral to working with vulnerable adults and children.
Through my work at The Outhouse and Essex CRC, I have accrued over 100 hours of clinical experience, facilitating both face-to-face and remote counselling sessions for adult service users from the criminal justice system and the LGBTQ+ community. This work has offered me the opportunity to work with a variety of clients, addressing issues such as abuse, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, gender dysphoria, self-harm and suicide ideation to name a few. I currently work as a counsellor for HBBS Counselling, as well as operating my private practice from my home in Brentwood in Essex.
I am dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the quality of my work, attending regular clinical supervision and continuing to develop my practice through further training and research.
Over the course of my counselling training, I have developed the belief that individuals are stronger and more capable than they would ever give themselves credit for, even in the face of adversity. While I believe this capacity for resilience is innate in human beings, with the backing of a supportive other such as a counsellor or psychotherapist, the rewards of this human quality can be greater reaped and enhanced.
These tales of resilience along with the philosophy of Humanistic psychology underpin the way that I work. I believe that not only are human beings capable of surviving in the face of hardship, but flourishing. My role is simply to provide a warm, non-judgmental but challenging environment through which you can explore anything you wish to bring to the session, where your voice will be heard and your confidentiality will be protected.
While my background is predominantly person-centred, I have a keen interest in various other therapeutic interventions, including creative techniques, CBT practices such as positive affirmations, gestalt experiments and existential therapy.
I offer face-to-face, video conferencing (Zoom) and telephonic counselling sessions for individuals aged 18 years and over.
My first session
The first (assessment) session will typically be an opportunity for me to get to know you, the problems you are experiencing and your goals for therapy. If you choose to work with me, we will usually contract for a minimum of six sessions, the sixth being a review. After which, a discussion regarding further sessions will be had; if a mutual agreement for the continuation of therapy is reached, sessions will continue at your discretion until you feel comfortable for an ending.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Existential, Humanistic, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited