Counselling in CT12

Photo of Christine Smith, Psychotherapist in CT12, England
Christine Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello and welcome. Finding the right therapist can feel a bit challenging and I would encourage always to try a few different ones before you decide. You are welcome to contact me to ask any questions that you may have by email or text is the best way to do this and from there we can arrange to speak on the phone at a time that suits you. I have been coaching clients for the last 16 years. My clients have described me as easy to talk to and relaxed, though I do offer a free assessment which is a two-way meeting to see how we get along, so you can dip your toe in the counselling/therapy water with no obligation.
Hello and welcome. Finding the right therapist can feel a bit challenging and I would encourage always to try a few different ones before you decide. You are welcome to contact me to ask any questions that you may have by email or text is the best way to do this and from there we can arrange to speak on the phone at a time that suits you. I have been coaching clients for the last 16 years. My clients have described me as easy to talk to and relaxed, though I do offer a free assessment which is a two-way meeting to see how we get along, so you can dip your toe in the counselling/therapy water with no obligation.
07480 788358 View 07480 788358
Photo of Hope Counselling Kent, Counsellor in CT12, England
Hope Counselling Kent
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, sad or lonely? Is your painful past affecting your life today? I know how hard it can be to take that brave step and reach out for help, as it can feel so vulnerable. My aim is to provide you with a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, here we can build a strong therapeutic relationship to look at 'what keeps you awake at night’ exploring your thoughts and feelings, working together at a pace that feels safe for you, so that you can begin to heal & build a happier future. There's no issue too big or too small. You don't have to be alone with your pain, I am here for you.
Are you feeling stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, sad or lonely? Is your painful past affecting your life today? I know how hard it can be to take that brave step and reach out for help, as it can feel so vulnerable. My aim is to provide you with a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, here we can build a strong therapeutic relationship to look at 'what keeps you awake at night’ exploring your thoughts and feelings, working together at a pace that feels safe for you, so that you can begin to heal & build a happier future. There's no issue too big or too small. You don't have to be alone with your pain, I am here for you.
01843 264887 View 01843 264887
Photo of Sophie Anne Ward, Counsellor in CT12, England
Sophie Anne Ward
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello and Welcome! - I'm Sophie, a qualified counsellor with experience of counselling adults and young people. Deciding to begin counselling can be a challenging, emotional experience, and finding the right counsellor can be just as tricky. You're welcome to contact me if you have any questions. - I'd be happy to answer them. As a counsellor, I'm passionate about hearing others' stories, supporting them through their emotions and thoughts, and helping them to process and heal from their experiences. Areas I cover include; Anxiety and Depression, Stress, Relationships, Loneliness, LGBTQ+ related matters, and many other areas.
Hello and Welcome! - I'm Sophie, a qualified counsellor with experience of counselling adults and young people. Deciding to begin counselling can be a challenging, emotional experience, and finding the right counsellor can be just as tricky. You're welcome to contact me if you have any questions. - I'd be happy to answer them. As a counsellor, I'm passionate about hearing others' stories, supporting them through their emotions and thoughts, and helping them to process and heal from their experiences. Areas I cover include; Anxiety and Depression, Stress, Relationships, Loneliness, LGBTQ+ related matters, and many other areas.
01843 264876 View 01843 264876
Photo of Beverley Liffen-Latter, Counsellor in CT12, England
Beverley Liffen-Latter
Counsellor
Not Verified Not Verified
Whatever is troubling you, counselling can help. Together we can work through your challenges and issues, find a way to make sense of any difficulties you face. My name is Beverley and I am a qualified counsellor with experience of counselling adults, children and adolescents. Deciding to begin counselling can be a challenging and emotional experience. You are more than welcome to contact me if you have any questions.
Whatever is troubling you, counselling can help. Together we can work through your challenges and issues, find a way to make sense of any difficulties you face. My name is Beverley and I am a qualified counsellor with experience of counselling adults, children and adolescents. Deciding to begin counselling can be a challenging and emotional experience. You are more than welcome to contact me if you have any questions.
01843 264804 View 01843 264804
Photo of Ashleigh Francis, Counsellor in CT12, England
Ashleigh Francis
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hello, my name is Ashleigh and I'm an integrative counsellor. My passion is empowering people to find peace with their past and navigate life's challenges in the present. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to foster real change and give you back ownership of your life. Counselling can help you work through anything that may be troubling you, voice your worries and provide a safe space to explore difficult issues. It can feel daunting taking the first step on your counselling journey but I am here to guide you through the process and work at a pace you feel comfortable with.
Hello, my name is Ashleigh and I'm an integrative counsellor. My passion is empowering people to find peace with their past and navigate life's challenges in the present. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to foster real change and give you back ownership of your life. Counselling can help you work through anything that may be troubling you, voice your worries and provide a safe space to explore difficult issues. It can feel daunting taking the first step on your counselling journey but I am here to guide you through the process and work at a pace you feel comfortable with.
01843 265352 View 01843 265352
Photo of Nick Kerry Psychotherapy Services, Psychotherapist in CT12, England
Nick Kerry Psychotherapy Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Minster CT12
I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor. My clinical practice is flexible, and hopes to meet the different needs of individuals, couples and families on both a short and long-term basis. I work within an integrative model which is informed by psychodynamic and systemic models. I work with CBT as and when required. My practice has been running for over ten years, helping many people through very difficult emotional and psychological periods of their lives - including; anxiety; depression; relationship difficulties and childhood related traumas. I am also a specialist in substance addiction.
I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor. My clinical practice is flexible, and hopes to meet the different needs of individuals, couples and families on both a short and long-term basis. I work within an integrative model which is informed by psychodynamic and systemic models. I work with CBT as and when required. My practice has been running for over ten years, helping many people through very difficult emotional and psychological periods of their lives - including; anxiety; depression; relationship difficulties and childhood related traumas. I am also a specialist in substance addiction.
07723 468787 View 07723 468787
Photo of Mabelle Peñalver, Counsellor in CT12, England
Mabelle Peñalver
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Minster CT12
Counselling is all about listening, sometimes to what is not even being said. As a counsellor I have no agenda except your welfare, development and insight, to help you find the path which best suits you. Crucial to this is developing a trusting, consistent relationship within which we can explore far and wide, whilst remaining safe and contained. I am a Registered MBACP counsellor with years of experience in clinical work in community services, GP surgeries and private practice. Talking therapy is nothing new, it helps, it can change lives and transform individuals.
Counselling is all about listening, sometimes to what is not even being said. As a counsellor I have no agenda except your welfare, development and insight, to help you find the path which best suits you. Crucial to this is developing a trusting, consistent relationship within which we can explore far and wide, whilst remaining safe and contained. I am a Registered MBACP counsellor with years of experience in clinical work in community services, GP surgeries and private practice. Talking therapy is nothing new, it helps, it can change lives and transform individuals.
07723 436203 View 07723 436203
Photo of Drew Heath, Counsellor in CT12, England
Drew Heath
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Minster CT12
Overwhelmed? You are a student in Canterbury age 18-25, and you are struggling with ANXIETY. Fears of others thinking badly of you. Your love life has left you a mess. Text messages are overthought. Hiding inside, you are avoiding being seen. Going to the gym creates panic. You suck - and the fear is everyone is starting to see it. You know it's not going to change on its own. Wouldn't it be amazingly useful to get professional help? Start seeing some wizard of a therapist - who specialises in exactly your problem?
Overwhelmed? You are a student in Canterbury age 18-25, and you are struggling with ANXIETY. Fears of others thinking badly of you. Your love life has left you a mess. Text messages are overthought. Hiding inside, you are avoiding being seen. Going to the gym creates panic. You suck - and the fear is everyone is starting to see it. You know it's not going to change on its own. Wouldn't it be amazingly useful to get professional help? Start seeing some wizard of a therapist - who specialises in exactly your problem?
01227 204624 View 01227 204624

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in CT12

< 10

Counsellors in CT12 who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
75% Eating Disorders
75% Bereavement
75% Other

Average years in practice

9 Years

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

How Counsellors in CT12 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in CT12?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.