Parenting Counselling in Ashford

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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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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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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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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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Katrina Meulemans
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
As an integrative psychotherapist, I draw on multiple therapeutic approaches to offer a bespoke intervention that is right for you in particular. Every individual is unique, so each problem requires its own specific person-centered solution. I will work closely with you to identify the positive influences in your life – what makes you tick – and develop a personalised treatment plan from there. My approaches include but are not limited to: Person-Centered Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Relapse Prevention and Harm Reduction.
01233 542182
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Ashford TN26
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Alison Ebanks Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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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The Hope Tree Counselling & Consultancy Service
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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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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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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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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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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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Eszter Shenoy
Psychotherapist, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
I truly believe that everyone deserves sound mental health, but sometimes life can provide so many challenges that you may end up feeling out of control, anxious or miserable, unsure which way to turn. You are welcome to talk through your experiences and feelings and be listened to in a non-judgemental, open, and empathetic manner. We will work together to develop an understanding of all you have been through and work on processing these experiences within yourself. I offer therapies for anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, self-esteem or confidence problems, etc. in English and Hungarian.
01233 542806
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Ashford TN24
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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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Beth Lindsay West
Counsellor, MSc, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
I am a qualified CBT therapist. My approach is both adaptive and solution orientated and works best for people who want to change how they are feeling, thinking and behaving. I can help you manage distressing emotions by changing your unhealthy thought patterns and replacing any unhelpful, destructive and self-sabotaging behaviours you may have developed with healthy, helpful practices. My approach is to help you develop a deeper understanding of who you are and why you do the things you do. I will help you develop a sense of self-respect and recognise you are stronger than you think.
01580 234650
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Ashford TN26
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Breeze Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Phone appointments now available. Hello, I'm Lena and I want to help you feel better. I strive to see all new clients within 48 hours so please call - let's start to make you feel more like you. Trying to find the right counsellor for you can be a daunting prospect and seeking help is hard. We all experience challenging periods in life and I would like to help you find your way through. If you are finding it difficult to cope and you are looking for more peace in yourself, I am genuinely looking forward to helping you find the right answers for you. They are there, some times we just need help finding them.
01233 225088
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Ashford TN23
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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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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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Kenny Larkin
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
Verified
It is not uncommon to reach a point in life where you feel you need to reach out for help and talk about what is going on for you in a safe space without the fear of being judged, not being taken seriously and with someone who is trained to help you. It doesn't matter how problematic your life is or what form, or size (small, medium or big) the problems or challenges in your life take, if they are causing you to suffer and be unhappy then I can help you explore them, move forwards and grow at a pace that works for you.
020 3962 1744
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Ashford TN27
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Amanda Jane Carpenter
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
I have a particular interest and extensive knowledge regarding supporting those who have experienced early life developmental and complex trauma, separation and loss. Often these experiences continue to impact on our lives and abilities to make and sustain healthy and emotionally secure relationships in adulthood. Although psychoanalytically trained my clinical practice uses a range of therapeutic approaches and is predominately informed by attachment based theory. I can offer both short and longer term therapeutic support to individuals, couples and groups.
01227 931716
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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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Parenting Counsellors

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioural problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilised, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioural therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realised.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.