LGBTQ+ Counselling in Ashford

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Jacqueline Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My special interests are Couples Counseling as well as LGBTQ + and Autisim.
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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Alison Ebanks Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am LGBTQ + allied and I am supportive of friends and family of this community.
Hello I'm Alison.  Are you looking for a safe space where you can share your thoughts and feelings without feeling judged?  Do you feel anxious or overwhelmed but not sure where to turn to for support?  Are you feeling depressed and need someone to listen to you who is calm and empathetic?  Are you feeling sad about life at the moment and need to make sense of your goals and where your life is going?  Counselling can help you to focus on what matters to you and help you to understand yourself so that you can work towards having a more fulfilling life.
01233 542478
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Ashford TN23
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Ruth Jenkins
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
My scope includes training around LGBTQ + community and their families.
You may be finding life tough, finding it hard to put your finger on what’s causing distress. General feelings of sadness and low self-esteem may be making it difficult to see who you truly are. Your sense of purpose may be ebbing, or indeed gone altogether. Instead, there may be a constant, nagging feeling of wishing things were different. But not knowing what that different looks or feels like. Whether or not it even exists. Do you feel your voice is being smothered by work pressures, or your personal aims are being crushed? The overwhelming anxiety that seems to dictate your every thought and move...
023 8235 2190
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Ashford TN24
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Neelam Nagra
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Finding a therapist can be a daunting and overwhelming task. It can also be difficult to know what you are looking for. I believe that the most important aspect of any therapeutic work is the therapeutic relationship, as this is central to the work that I do. I am a trained Counselling Psychologist, with 15 years’ experience in the field of mental health. I have been a qualified counsellor for seven years and have experience of working therapeutically with a range of presenting difficulties some of which include childhood trauma, bereavement, psychosis, anxiety and psychological distress.
020 8103 5541
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Ashford TN23
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Erika Lawal
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
There's a first time for everything. Most newcomers to counselling & psychotherapy start out feeling a little intimidated by the idea of this rather mysterious process. I aim to demystify what I do - clients often comment on what they describe as a down-to-earth and accessible approach. My aim is ultimately to help you understand yourself and your behaviour. I feel that goal is best achieved by working in a non-threatening, straightforward and inclusive way.
01233 800978
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Ashford TN25
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Leila Drake
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello, my name is Leila and I work with adults and young people to explore and make sense of their issues, with a warm, empathic and non judgmental approach. My aim is to put you, the client at the heart of what I do. If you are experiencing distressing emotions or circumstances, I can help by providing a private and safe space, where we can explore your difficulties in a way that can enable positive change. I am very much on this journey with you, and I strive to really understand what you are experiencing, so that we can make sense of it together.
01233 542067
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Ashford TN24
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Sharon Mason
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome to my profile, I am an experienced Humanistic Counsellor. I work from home in my private pratice. I am also a specialist mentor, working with and supporting young people with mental health challenges, behavioural issues and addictions. I have a particular interest and experience working with clients who struggle with Depression, anxiety, and chronic illnesses, such as Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and ME and invite you to contact me to discuss your personal needs.
01233 228716
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Ashford TN24
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Not accepting new clients
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Sarah Clark
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I am a qualified BACP registered Counsellor & Relationship Therapist working with individuals, couples & families. I do not know what has brought you to look at my profile, but I am guessing that you or someone close to you is: experiencing confusion, sadness, anxiety or fear; facing a dilemma or attempting to make a decision; struggling with problems in a relationship; dealing with illness or bereavement.
01233 225891
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Ashford TN23
Not accepting new clients
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Neesha Omar
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I believe in the importance of providing a warm and safe environment that aims to allow an open, honest and non-judgmental space for the client to bring what is important to them. I am aware that life challenges and difficulties affect people in different ways, therefore i believe that it is paramount that this is acknowledged when working with clients by viewing each client as unique in their own way. Therefore, I use a variety of approaches as i believe that when working with the client’s needs that flexibility is important to explore and allow the client to build in self awareness, confidence and empowerment.
01233 542569
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Ashford TN23
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Barbara Ann Akers
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Verified
If you are an individual or part of a couple that have issues around your relationship, or sexual relationship then please do get in contact. Perhaps your relationship is currently in crisis and nothing has changed, or perhaps you want to seek some help now before it gets any worse. It isn't always easy to sort these matters out by yourself and Counselling or Couples Therapy can help you get your relationship back on track. I also specialise in sexual issues and dysfunctions which can also negatively affect your relationship, and I can help you to identify what these issues are and work towards helping you change this.
01233 800837
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Ashford TN23
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Anna Sturpino
Counsellor, COSRT Accred
Verified
Verified
Having a fulfilling sexual life is often what we aspire to, but anxiety, physical pain and relationship issues might make it difficult to achieve. I believe everyone has an innate ability to connect to others and to build healthy relationships. As a sex and relationship therapist, my aim is to help you find your inner resources to overcome the challenges you are coming with. Whether you need your relationship to achieve its full potential or to overcome a crisis, we will work together to identify the issues you are struggling with and support you in the areas where you feel change is needed.
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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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Sam Hughes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Even at the best of times, life can be a confusing, scary, and sometimes lonely experience. Are you experiencing a time of change? Facing a big decision? Feeling stuck? Searching for clarity or meaning? Perhaps you're longing for space where you can reflect and find your voice. Working together, we can find ways to improve your experience of the world and identify and overcome the various obstacles that we find along the way. I provide a friendly, non-judgemental, welcoming relationship where your thoughts and feelings can be safely unpacked and treated with care and attention to help make your life more fulfilling.
01303 767115
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Ashford TN24
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Art of Wellbeing
Counsellor, MA, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
With over 20 years of experience, I have worked with people from all walks of life to treat stress, anxiety and stress-induced illnesses and conditions. Together, in a confidential, non-judgmental, and safe environment, we will uncover the root of your issues, soothe the overactive nervous system, and build a network of accountability and support to set you on the path to recovery. Using my unique blend of stress and anxiety therapies, sessions are as relaxed and informal as they are impactful.
01323 405803
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Ashford TN27
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Aurora Therapy Centre
Counsellor, PsychD, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
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
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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Kathy George
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Hello my name is Kathy. Are you struggling with a situation in life which is causing you to experience distress and need some help? Do you want someone to talk to without judgement? I am able to provide you with a comfortable and confidential space where you can talk about what may be causing you to experience emotional difficulties. I am a person centred, humanistic integrative counsellor and work holistically working not just with the mind, but with the body as a whole through mindfulness techniques, helping you to perhaps hear that your body is telling you more than you realise.
01424 236845
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Ashford TN23
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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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Jon Sutton
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Are you finding every day tough to get through, feel trapped, overwhelmed or hopeless; feel you’ve lost your sense of self and confidence? Do you want someone to listen to you and feel able to say out loud what’s going on without feeling awkward or judged? My clients say I'm empathic and calming and allow them to make sense of everything, safely at their own pace. I'm qualified to work integratively which enables me to work in a way that suits you best. Experience includes 20 years with a leading UK emergency service and volunteering for a community counselling service. Introduction session free .
01227 203765
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Ashford TN24
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Louise Allen
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Unsure of how to navigate life right now? I offer talking, walking and creative therapy outdoors, indoors and by telephone so we can work together to explore and understand your feelings, underlying reasons and how, if at all, you would like life to change. If you are feeling depressed, anxious, stressed or challenged by life and your circumstances, talking your thoughts and feelings through can help provide emotional support and the space to explore how to cope. How we feel (or don't feel) is often a clue as to what is working well for us, or what might need to change to lead a fulfilling life.
01227 538084
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Ashford TN23
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, psychologist, or counsellor, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counsellor in Ashford?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Ashford specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.