Child Counselling in Ashford

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The Hope Tree Counselling & Consultancy Service
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Maureen specialises in working with children and young people and use talking and play therapy approaches to enable better communication between herself and the child and this aids in supporting them to tell their stories.
Maureen has extensive experience in counselling children and young people in schools and in the community for the past sixteen years. Those who are facing many different problems including depression, self harming, bereavement and loss, SEN, anxiety issues about school, and exam pressures. Maureen also works jointly with families when necessary using family therapy approaches to support families who are going through family breakdown, domestic violence issues, mental health issues which impact on family life.
01233 800604
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Ashford TN23
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Aurora Therapy Centre
Counsellor, PsychD, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
The services I offer are : Psychosexual (Sex ) Therapy Relationship Therapy Individual Therapy Adolescent Therapy Child Therapy Clinical Supervision Psychosexual (Sex) Therapy / Relationship Therapy If unresolved these issues can have a significant impact on individual, sexual, emotional and relationship functioning and well being.
Hello - I am a qualified therapist with over 14 years experience working with adults and children within the NHS and in Private Pratice . I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation. I am now a fully qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. I am pleased to announce I have been awarded ; Aurora Therapy Centre-Keeley Psychosexual Therapist of the Year - South East England
07480 486016
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Ashford TN23
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Samantha Riches
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Verified
I specialise in inclusive therapies which means I can use a variety of techniques which will best support each child individually.
Hi my name is Sam. I work with children and young people. My focus when working with children and young people is to find a way to work with them to help with all of their areas of difficulty, from emotional to school and the variety of difficulties they can experience. I find that children and young people feel most comfortable in a familiar surrounding so I always try to work with the child in their own home or school.
07745 872192
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Ashford TN23
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Lorraine Porter
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Life can be a tough journey sometimes and it can seem even worse when you feel that you are walking alone. I would like to share that journey with you. As an integrative counsellor experienced in working with adults, children and young people I offer you or your child a safe, therapeutic space to work on the issues bothering you including grief and loss, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger and feeling sad. I work with warmth and empathy and from a non-judgemental approach enabling you to reflect on your feelings and the changes you may want to make within the context of a strong therapeutic relationship.
01932 502218
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Ashford TW15
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Amy Peters
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
As a neurodivergent therapist myself, and a parent of autistic & ADHD children , I know how important it is to find the right person to help.
Are you ADHD/Autistic or otherwise neurodivergent? Would you like to feel more confident about your neurodivergent traits? Maybe you’d like to understand yourself and your relationships better and learn how to manage your emotions. Or maybe just to feel like you can be yourself more of the time? I'm an integrative counsellor working with adults and teens (online or in-person near Ashford/Canterbury) and I aim to make the experience of counselling as comfortable as possible for you, offering you a safe and welcoming space whilst helping you find coping strategies and insights to help you gain clarity in your life.
01227 949109
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Ashford TN25
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Katie Bishopp
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Sometimes life is challenging which can feel overwhelming in such a busy world. Having a safe, non-judgemental, empathic space to explore your thoughts and feelings, and process what is going on for you, can help you move towards a greater sense of well-being. I offer one-to-one sessions with children , young people and adults, working from a person-centred approach. The client and counsellor relationship is key to the success of therapy and I am committed to helping you achieve your goals and help you get to where you want to be.
07834 350177
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Ashford TN25
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Matt Goss
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I’m an experienced therapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy [BACP]. I offer a supportive, safe and confidential space where clients are helped to explore and understand difficulties arising from past or present experiences. I am located in Faversham and work with all ages (including children and adolescents) carrying out short term and long term therapy. I offer a free initial telephone consultation and if you wish to proceed with therapy I can arrange a face to face appointment within a week. Day & evening appointments are available.
07723 497880
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Ashford TN23
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South Coast Counselling
Counsellor, MNCS Prof Accred
Verified
Verified
I have many years experience with working with children , young people, adults and couples within the educational environment, private practice and NHS.
Hi, hello! I’m Sharron and I’m a senior accredited counsellor and Therapeutic Supervisor.  I have many years of experience working with adults and children in various setting.  Some which include NHS, Local community, educational settings (primary, secondary and colleges, and in private practise.  Taking the first step can be a difficult and daunting experience and that is why i would like you to feel comfortable to ask questions regarding starting therapy. I combine different counselling.
01843 263839
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Ashford TN23
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Debra George
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use the Person-Centred approach as a foundation for my practice, as the therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist is an important aspect of therapy. A trusting, non-judgemental and respectful relationship between you and your therapist is at the heart of any successful therapy. I aim to offer you a safe, confidential and relaxed environment in which we can explore and talk about the difficulties or challenges you are facing.
01233 528051
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Ashford TN25
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Jacqueline Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My name is Jacqueline and I qualified as a counsellor in 2008. I have since worked with a wide variety of issues such as bereavement, anxiety, low self worth, lack of confidence, addiction, relational issues such as couples, autism, understanding self concept, shyness and much more. I believe that the professional working relationship between the counsellor and client is of fundamental importance as it provides opportunities in which change can occur. For that reason I provide a free assessment of your needs. Also meeting myself prior to engaging in any counseling will help you to decide if I would be the right counsellor for you.
01233 225874
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Ashford TN25
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New Perspectives
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I strive to be an approachable, warm and accepting counsellor who can offer you a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space to talk about whatever it is that is troubling you. I work integratively, but I do so from a philosophically person-centered standpoint, in a relaxed yet respectful environment. I can help restore past issues and facilitate positive change, often in as few as six sessions, using a Solution Focused/CBT approach that focuses on overcoming life obstacles and moving away from feeling 'stuck'. I can help you with building confidence, resilience and focusing on new achievements and becoming goal oriented.
01233 228713
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Ashford TN24
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Sujatha Iyer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
If you are suffering from anxiety or are finding your relationships or home life situation extremely stressful, it can be very helpful to talk about it in a safe, accepting place. As an experienced Integrative Counsellor, I provide a confidential, non-judgemental environment where you can talk about what is troubling you. I am also a Mindfulness Coach and offer Mindfulness techniques in sessions that include guided meditations and journaling.
01784 775786
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Ashford TW15
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Eve Hanley
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
I offer a safe space to support adults and adolescents to explore feelings either responding to a crisis event such as bereavement or longer term issues. The most important aspect is developing trust by providing a space to share your experiences without fear or judgement. My main counselling focus is working with relationship difficulties, domestic abuse and cptsd. I have a lived experience and passion supporting those who identify as neurodivergent. I welcome counselling students both on adult and CYP training. Alongside supervising both adult and CYP counsellors being L6 qualified in both fields.
07449 420328
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Ashford TN24
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Dr Charis Green - Beyond the Clinic Room
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Hello - I am Dr Charis Green, a Clinical Psychologist and Equine Assisted Therapist with 10 years experience working within mental health in the NHS. I know how powerful therapy is, and I also know how animals can help in making therapy feel safer and easier to engage with. I have developed Beyond the Clinic Room to offer Equine and Canine Assisted Psychological Therapies, combining the therapeutic power of animals, in nature, with the high level of knowledge and experience of a Clinical Psychologist. At the heart of my approach is building safe relationships and trauma informed care, for both our clients and animals.
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Ashford TN23
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Talk With Tee
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
My name is Talicia and I am a qualified counsellor with a passion for helping people to achieve their goals and do so by giving you a space to feel heard, understood and not judged. I believe that you are the expert of your life and that by sharing your feelings with me we can work to build on areas of low confidence, self doubt and insecurities to a position where you feel more empowered to manage what life has to throw at you.
020 4538 0309
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Ashford TN27
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Sarah Thompson
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Hi I work with both adults and young people, my interests are anxiety and depression and how this has an impact on your life, helping you to untangle what’s really going on for you and working through this can really help to unpack things and get that mind a little tidier so you are able to move forward and get an overall sense of well-being. Being able to talk to someone that will not judge you will help you to off load feelings and emotions that you may not even realise you are carrying.
01795 905042
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Ashford TN23
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Claire Hershman
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Verified
As an experienced counsellor, I provide help to individuals and couples who feel held back from leading healthy, fulfilling lives, and may feel unable to enjoy their relationship, either personally, or in their work. I see therapy as collaborative. Together, drawing on my years of experience and training, we can work to to help you make changes that enhance, or rebuild your life.whether its is relationship difficulties, or challenges you are experiencing in your work and creativity ..
01303 760780
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Ashford TN25
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Kate Henderson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I have over 10 years of experience within mental health settings in the NHS and private settings, qualifying as a clinical psychologist in 2018. I believe therapy is about building a non-judgemental and trusting relationship, where we can work together to make sense of your mental health symptoms and find ways to develop more awareness and ways to cope. Finding the right psychological approach is key to the smooth running of this process. Therefore, I utilise a range of psychological approaches that I adapt to suit you. My aim within therapy will be to be curious, empathetic and honest and draw on individual strengths.
07588 691120
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Ashford TN23
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The Canterbury Hope Foundation
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Psychoanalytical Psychoanalysis and Integrative Counselling: "The speed and accuracy by which Chris was able to work out our personalities and provide genuinely useful insight was, quite frankly, incredible.  This insight, hard as it was to digest, proved to be so profound to me that I was finally able to unpick what had being going on in my relationship.  His ability to sum up the relationship in one stark metaphor was a watershed moment for me.  Through his insight and continued support I have managed to start to discover myself again and to regain my confidence which had been systematically dismantled."  Mr. M, 2019, Canterbury.
01227 931642
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Ashford TN25
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Teresa King
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Therapy can be a catalyst for change helping us to regain a sense of control in our lives and begin to live life more towards our true potential. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues that impact on clients' wellbeing, offering support, empathy and a safe space to share their concerns. I work with individuals, couples, families, children , young people on short and long-term contracts in Canterbury and Waltham. I use different approaches and techniques that are tailored to clients' needs, believing that we are all individual and that ‘one size does not fit all’. I have also lived and worked extensively overseas.
01227 931721
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Canterbury CT4
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Child Counsellors

Do I need to attend therapy with my child?

Parents are an integral part of a child’s therapy, but the specifics of their involvement vary. If your child is young, you may attend most or all sessions; if your child is older, you may attend a few sessions or none; sometimes a therapist may ask you to have a session on your own. Whatever the arrangement, you should expect to work collaboratively with the therapist, your child, and your family members to take steps to help support your child.

How long are sessions with child therapists?

Children’s therapy sessions can last 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minutes. The length of the session may depend on your child’s age and the type of therapy practiced. You can discuss this with therapists you consult and the one you ultimately move forward with.

How do I get a child to agree to seek therapy?

The best approach is to have an open-ended conversation with your child about how they’re doing and what they might be struggling with. When you raise therapy, discuss the concept in an age-appropriate way, for example explaining that a therapist’s job is to help kids handle their hard or uncomfortable feelings. Frame therapy positively, as an opportunity to explore and build emotional skills—it’s an important tool in the toolbox to help kids feel their best.

How can I tell if a therapist is a good fit for my child?

A child needs to feel comfortable opening up about their thoughts and feelings, so if your child feels a sense of comfort, ease, and trust with their therapist, that’s a great sign. In addition, a therapist is a good fit for your child if the two can communicate well together; a clinician should be able to communicate clearly, effectively, and in an age-appropriate manner.