Carrie Munday - OCST 1 Online Counselling Skills Diploma
Welcome to Clearview Counselling, Gravesend. I'm Carrie, a qualified Counsellor working with clients from Gravesend, Dartford and the surrounding areas. I am registered with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO). I am experienced in working with issues such as trauma, domestic abuse, depression, anxiety, disrupted eating, low self esteem, relationship issues, bereavement, anger and more. I offer both face to face and online counselling.
What is Counselling?
Counselling is about me supporting and empowering you to find a way forward. Engaging with Counselling allows you the opportunity to explore any area of life where you are experiencing distress, dissatisfaction, uncertainty or confusion, with a view to finding a more satisfactory way forward. It involves talking in a confidential, supportive and non-judgmental environment in order for me to help you identify and understand what might be behind your distress. Once your issues are identified we work collaboratively to help you explore the possibilities, options and alternatives are available to you in order to improve your situation in a way that is uniquely right for you.
Counselling is also about you learning and discovering new strengths and skills in order to be able to deal effectively with your difficulties today and in the future.
Face to Face Counselling
Clearview Counselling, Gravesend, Kent is located in a quiet and comfortable residential venue. Situated just off the Gravesend Central junction of the A2, it is only a ten minute drive from Dartford. It is also easily accessed by public transport being only a 15 minute walk from the Gravesend train station and with local bus routes stopping outside. Car parking is free and immediately outside. Click here for a map. Please note that unfortunately I am unable to provide wheelchair access.
This can take place through a number of different mediums to suit you. I offer online counselling via video call, instant messenger live chat, or by email exchanges. Click here to find out more.
Subject to availability, I offer both daytime and evening sessions (excluding weekends) for both face to face and online meetings.
We all experience times in our life where the difficulties and challenges that we face feel too much. Maybe you are reading this and would benefit from some support in managing your anxiety levels or perhaps understanding and coping with panic attacks? You may be having difficulties with a particular relationship or be struggling to deal with trauma, either historic or recent. You may have experienced a bereavement or loss that feels overwhelmingly painful or have feelings of anger that you don’t understand and are struggling to manage. I can provide you with the opportunity to explore issues such as these, as well as many others, and clients usually find the process overwhelmingly helpful.
Clients come to me for varying reasons including;
I have particular experience working with clients affected by trauma e.g. childhood abuse, rape, domestic abuse, assault. This list is not exhaustive so please feel free to contact me if you need assistance with something that is not listed here.
Why Choose Clearview?
√ You won’t have to wait weeks (sometimes months) for an NHS or a charitable counsellor to become available
√ You won’t be limited to a maximum number of 4 (or so) sessions as is often the case with counselling services
√ You won’t have to meet with a newly qualified counsellor or one who has not yet finished their training
√ You are not restricted to a particular modality of counselling i.e. the choice will not be made for you by what’s available on the NHS
√ Being a member of the BACP confirms my training, qualifications and adherence to the BACPs Ethical Framework
√ Being a member of ACTO confirms my qualifications for online counselling and adherence to ACTOs Ethical Framework
√ I maintain a minimum 30 hrs continued professional development annually to keeps my practice informed, reviewed and up to date
√ I attend a minimum of 90-minutes/month clinical supervision & more when work demands
√ I work with clients in both long-term/open-ended and short-term/brief therapies
√ I hold professional Indemnity Insurance
√ I am DBS (CRB) certified
√ Clearview Gravesend is registered with the Information Commissioners Office
"I would like to thank you for all your support in the months up to Christmas … the advice and help has been invaluable" - Feb 2019
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Unsure if counselling is for you?
I understand that people who have never experienced counselling before may be confused or anxious about how whether it is right for them. You may worry that you will be tied into sessions or might be thought of as being a bit ‘crazy’ by friends and family. I will help you to put aside those concerns. Counselling with Clearview, Gravesend means that you can feel in control of your choice to start counselling as well as how it ends. I will assist you in making an informed decision - whether about working with me, or counselling in general.
1. Arranging an initial appointment with Clearview, Gravesend will provide the opportunity to have a friendly, informative chat about what you might like from counselling, and to find out more about how I can help you. During this time I will be checking to see if I think you and I can work together and, being a mutual assessment, you will be checking me out too. By the end of the appointment a conversation will be in order about if carrying on with future counselling sessions feels appropriate.
2. I work within the BACP’s and ACTO's Ethical Frameworks which means I am under strict guidelines to treat you fairly and ethically. I will cause you no harm, will treat you with respect and, if I cannot help you, I will talk with you openly about other options available to you.
3. Trust in your instincts about how you would feel about working with me when you’re in the room with me (this would apply to any therapist you may be considering).
4. You may worry that if you attend a consultation you will be tied into attending many more sessions; this is not the case with Clearview, Gravesend. You can stay for as few or as many sessions as long as we both feel they are of benefit to you. Once you (and/or I begin to recognise that what you came into counselling for has been addressed enough for your needs, then we can begin to look at how you would like to end counselling.
So with no obligation to continue, what have you got to lose compared to what you might gain....!
What are your goals for therapy?
Click here to read my published article on the importance of goals for therapy
Click here to read my published article on 'Being Strong'
How low self esteem and anxiety may co exist
Click here to read about the relationship between low self esteem and anxiety
Failure - Friend not Foe
Click here to find how failure is not perhaps the enemy we often think it is