Gareth Walter

Gareth Walter


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07375489608

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Therapist - Sittingbourne

Sittingbourne ME10
07375489608
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I am a person centred therapeutic counsellor and I am also qualified to provide relationship counselling. I work in a non-directive and non-judgemental way. My aim is to empower my clients to improve their emotional and psychological well being and unlock their optimum quality of life. 

I believe that you are truly the expert in your own life and I work with my clients with this principle in mind. Sometimes life can run away from us and we need to ground ourselves, refocus and move forwards. 

It is my purpose in life to improve the lives of others and in addition to my work as a counsellor I am also a Registered Care Home Manager of a Residential Rehabilitation Service for adults with Mental Health issues. I am also completing a Masters degree in Mental Health Science and currently working on a dissertation focusing on Men's lack of engagement in talking therapy. 

I am exceptionally passionate about the positive effects that therapeutic counselling can offer and I provide a safe and confidential space where you will feel listened to without any criticism or judgement.

 

Practice description

I am experienced in providing support around:

  • Relationship issues (I am a qualified couples counsellor)
  • Mild and complex mental health issues including; anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, OCD & EUPD
  • Self-harming and suicide
  • Domestic abuse/violence
  • Narcissism
  • Childhood & adult trauma 
  • Personal development & life coaching

All individual sessions are 50 minutes in duration and charged at £60 per session.

*Please note that Couples Counselling is charged at £80 per session*

Sessions are held on a weekly basis unless otherwise agreed from the outset.

Sessions are to be paid by direct bank transfer 48 hrs prior to the session taking place, or by cash at the end of the previous session. Please note there is no facility for payment by card.

Working on this 'pay per session basis' means there are no big invoices. Sessions are charged at a flat fee with no added VAT.

My first session

I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation prior to booking a session. This allows you to decide if you feel I would be the right individual for you to work with.

I offer face to face, telephone, or online counselling sessions. In your first session we will go through the contract agreement followed by a lifestyle and well being assessment. We will identify what you are hoping to achieve from our sessions and use this as the foundation of our work together. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career coaching, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Families, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling