Louise Dechaine | Accredited Counsellor | West Malling | NCS

We have officially changed our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society!

Information for members

As of the 15th of May 2023, we have officially changed our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS).

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Louise Dechaine

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS19-07764

Location: West Malling

Knowing where to start, when looking for a counsellor, can feel like a challenge. You may have a good idea what you need and what to expect or this may feel very new to you. Your experience of counselling and how helpful it can be to you will depend very much on the relationship that we can build together. There are lots of fantastic counsellors out there so it's important that you find one you can feel comfortable with, and that can work with you in the way that you need. To help determine whether that might be me, I offer a free 20 minute online or telephone session so that you have the opportunity to ask questions and experience a little of how it may feel to work with me.

I am a newly qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and I can work, with you, to build an environment where you feel free to explore any concerns that have brought you to counselling, and anything else that comes up along the way. I can provide a space for you to be yourself, without judgement, and where you will be heard. We are all individual and my role in the sessions is to help you understand yourself better, allowing you to identify ways of managing the problems you may be facing, whilst recognising, and developing, your strengths and coping strategies.

I have experience of working with both adult and child clients on a variety of issues including low self-esteem, low mood, fears and anxiety, grief and bereavement, separation and loss, poor attachment and trauma.
I am trained in an integrative approach which simply means that I can work, with you, to discover which therapeutic approach will suit you best. I currently work both online and have face to face availability, during the day on Thursdays and Fridays. I work with you to determine how many sessions are needed and part of our agreement includes an agreement to regularly review how the sessions are going for you.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries, would like to book an introductory session or see a copy of my contract. I aim to respond to emails within 48 hours and texts within 24 hours.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice
    Training certificates from Place 2 Be in Children's Mental Health, Attachment Styles and Loss, Grief and Bereavement
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Neurodiversity
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Prescribed Psychiatric Drug Dependence/Withdrawal
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Sporting performance
    • Start exercising
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Tinnitus
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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