Locard Counselling

with Sheila Boyle Registered Member MBACP

A qualified counsellor based in Gravesend (Kent) which is easy to reach from Medway towns, Dartford and surrounding rural areas. Face to face support, on both a short and long-term basis is available.

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Gravesend Location

My office in Gravesend (DA11) is easy to reach from Medway towns, Dartford and surrounding rural Kent areas.

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Client Confidentiality

By choosing to work with a professional counsellor you can be certain that your confidentially will be taken seriously.

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Qualified & Accredited

  • Registered Member MBACP
  • AdvDip in Humanistic Counselling

This is a Counselling service for anybody experiencing:


Anxiety & Stress




Career Changes


Adapting To Change


Confidence Issues


Moods & Self Esteem





Note: This lists is far from exhaustive; if you want to explore any other issues you are encouraged to get in touch.

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Sheila Boyle

Registered Member MBACP

Hello, my name is Sheila…

I am a qualified counsellor with an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (in association with the University of Greenwich). This means I have been trained to deal with a variety of problems but can tailor my approach according to the needs of each individual.

I undertake regular clinical supervision, continuous professional development and work to the BACP Ethical Framework of Good Practice.

Currently working in private practice, I have also worked with a voluntary sector counselling agency and within the NHS. I have particular interest in and experience of working around disability and impairment and older age.

I also have over 30 years experience of working within the voluntary sector in a variety of settings – international, national and local. This has given me a real understanding of trans cultural working, equality and difference and these have become cornerstones of my practice.

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There are times in our lives we can find ourselves feeling unhappy, lost, lonely, confused, anxious. We may notice this is having a negative effect on our personal relationships, our work or school life.

Counselling can be helpful at times like this and I am able to offer you short or long-term face to face support when you need it.

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About Therapy

The thought of starting counselling can feel really scary as you are considering telling a total stranger about some of your most intimate thoughts and feelings. But for many there is a huge sense of relief brought on by taking action to move their life in a different direction.

I can offer you a safe, caring, confidential space for you to be you and express your thoughts and feelings. I will not judge you but recognise you as the unique individual you are, who, like all of us sometimes gets it right, sometimes wrong.

I am not going to psychoanalyse you but will try to gain a sense of who you are. I will not offer advice but help you make your own decisions. You are the expert on yourself and only you can “fix” yourself or your problems but I am there to help you.

Why not contact me by phone or email to set up an initial face ot face consultation to see if we could work together and what might be the best approach for you.

I’m based in Gravesend, Kent

Most sessions are held in a comfortable private room in my home.

My address will be made available to you after an initial consultation over phone or email.

Occasionally I may be able to visit clients who have mobility problems in their own homes. Please call to discuss possibilities.

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Useful Links


BACP is a professional body representing counselling and psychotherapy in the UK.


Young Minds

Information, advice & support for young people affected by mental health.



Emotional support for anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.



A mental health charity who ensure that no one has to face a mental health problem alone.


It's Good to Talk

A directory of UK Counsellors. They also have a FAQ section to answer common questions about Therapy.



Relate offers counselling services for all relationships; including marriage, LGBT issues, divorce and parenting.



Supporting you after the death of someone close. Their website explains how get help for yourself or for a child.


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Contact Me Today

Appointment Information

Each session lasts for 50 minutes and can be paid by cash on the day or in advance by cheque.

Counselling sessions are currently charged at £30 with a reduction for students – limited places available.

Call 07765 257840

If I can’t take your call then please leave a voicemail or send me a text.

Send me a message

One of the easiest ways to get in touch is to use the free contact form on this page. Let me know some basic information and I will call you back as soon as possible.

Alternatively you can email me directly at contact@locardcounselling.co.uk

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BACP LogoShelia Boyle is an accredited member of the BACP. Ref: 057402