Anthony Burton

Anthony Burton

Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
07983 145365

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Therapist - Chatham

Chatham ME4
07983 145365
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates


Available from 1st July, Monday 2024 - all week, Some evenings until 8.00 pm.  

I work one-on-one from a home office in a quiet, confidential counselling space. It is a 3-minute walk from Chatham railway station, which is very close to Rochester station. A website is in development that will clearly illustrate the location. Parking will be available in a CCTV-monitored position for you.  

Home visits are also possible, depending on your individual circumstances. Your privacy and safety would be essential for us both.  

Concessionary Rate available. 

About me and my therapy practice

Hi,- here you are, looking for the right counsellor for you. My name is Tony and a warm welcome. I know, from personal experience, that at times, we can need that extra assistance during challenging and difficult periods of our lives, and it can take courage and strength to reach out and seek it. You may be miserable, struggling and feeling "stuck" at present with work-related stress & difficulties, relationships with others, depression, anxiety, hurt, anger,  guilt, shame, regrets, loss, and trauma; - life's adversities we can all at times experience, and find ourselves. I am no stranger to these struggles... 

Counselling can offer a way forward where you can find greater freedom to move forward, with skills to manage difficult thoughts and feelings or problematic situations effectively.  

The core values I work from are to provide a non-judgemental, empathic relationship and to develop a trusting working bond, which is vital to enable you to feel at ease, comfortable and understood.

I hold a Diploma in Psychological Counselling (Roehampton University), BPS-approved training,  ACT training with Contextual Consulting, and Psychwire. I have 28 years of experience in the Mental Health field, - working in fields such as deliberate self-harm teams, folks with personality difficulties, trauma, substance misuse, and experiencing a very wide range of mental health, emotional or psychological difficulties.

 I work within the BACP ethical framework and guidelines.    

Practice description

We will work together as a team - you and I, collaboratively, towards a greater understanding of the problematic issues you are experiencing,  finding a way forward towards your identified counselling goals. This would be within an agreed working contract. This can be brief, time-limited, or for longer periods of work. Online connection via Zoom, from mid March.

I draw upon evidence-based models - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; modern focused Cognitive Behaviour Counselling - working especially with painful feelings/emotions, & not with just unhelpful thinking patterns.

Following assessment - and an ongoing understanding of how you are "stuck"- we look towards developing an action plan to meet your individual needs, which we work on and agree on together in session. This may also mean using skills or strategies we have mutually agreed to focus upon in your time outside of sessions and to assess your progress. This will help reinforce the work we have practised in session and transfer these into your life outside. 

You may be able to feel less troubled or distressed - to find a more helpful way forward. Learn more about what you value and the direction you need to go to find meaning and purpose. To be more skilled in handling painful thoughts and feelings more effectively and less stuck - fully acknowledging the social and environmental setting/s in which these can sometimes be set. 


My first session

Our first session will be around 75 minutes, allowing time for you to assess if you think and feel that we can work together and also to gain an understanding of how you are currently stuck and what difficulties you are experiencing.  We collaboratively develop a working plan from there. This can often be an ongoing process and can change over time.

Note that, on occasions, the first session may itself be very helpful.  Followed by further sessions - on a one-by-one basis. Or set over an agreed longer time frame, setting reviews for progress.  

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Development coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Email therapy, Home visits, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Text therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken