Counselling in Folkestone

Photo of Sandra Shanks Ba(Hons), Counsellor in Folkestone, England
Sandra Shanks Ba(Hons)
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT19
It is undeniable that negative emotions and beliefs can greatly impact our lives. Sometimes stress and anxiety can make it hard for us to fully function or you’re finding the world confusing and life is just not making sense. Would you like to gain confidence in yourself and explore your addictive behavior? what would it be like to have someone really listen to you without judgment?
It is undeniable that negative emotions and beliefs can greatly impact our lives. Sometimes stress and anxiety can make it hard for us to fully function or you’re finding the world confusing and life is just not making sense. Would you like to gain confidence in yourself and explore your addictive behavior? what would it be like to have someone really listen to you without judgment?
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Photo of Amanda Jefferies, Counsellor in Folkestone, England
Amanda Jefferies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT19
I have 12 years experience working with children and young people in schools and counselling with the NHS. I also have 5 years counselling experience with adults. I can work in a solution focussed way or longer term depending on what you need. I can use a variety of counselling modalities to help you achieve your goals.
I have 12 years experience working with children and young people in schools and counselling with the NHS. I also have 5 years counselling experience with adults. I can work in a solution focussed way or longer term depending on what you need. I can use a variety of counselling modalities to help you achieve your goals.
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Photo of Ian Mc Cabe, Psychologist in Folkestone, England
Ian Mc Cabe
Psychologist, PsychD, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20  (Online Only)
I am a chartered clinical psychologist with a certificate in Alcohol Abuse Studies from Berkeley University extension . Have worked in Haight Ashbury Alcohol Treatment Centre, San Francisco and am the author of Carl Jung & Alcoholics Anonymous. Very happy to meet with you on Zoom for an initial free consultation- 0044-7587421064
I am a chartered clinical psychologist with a certificate in Alcohol Abuse Studies from Berkeley University extension . Have worked in Haight Ashbury Alcohol Treatment Centre, San Francisco and am the author of Carl Jung & Alcoholics Anonymous. Very happy to meet with you on Zoom for an initial free consultation- 0044-7587421064
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Photo of Helen Gili-Ross, Psychotherapist in Folkestone, England
Helen Gili-Ross
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20
The ups and downs of life can be overwhelming and can challenge your confidence. The courage it takes to seek help is the bravest step towards positive change that you can make. I understand how challenging it can be to trust someone you don't know while sharing your emotions. You will be at the heart of the process; after all, it's all about you and your wellbeing.
The ups and downs of life can be overwhelming and can challenge your confidence. The courage it takes to seek help is the bravest step towards positive change that you can make. I understand how challenging it can be to trust someone you don't know while sharing your emotions. You will be at the heart of the process; after all, it's all about you and your wellbeing.
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Photo of Georgia Batchelor, Psychotherapist in Folkestone, England
Georgia Batchelor
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20  (Online Only)
I am committed to helping others process distressing or troubling experiences or work out how they can feel happier or more at ease in their lives. I have plentiful experience working with anxiety and depression, trauma, those who hear voices and those who are experiencing a mental health crisis, as well as particular experience working with university age adults. I will work collaboratively with you, but believe that you are the expert on your own life, and my role is to be alongside you to provide compassionate support and a gentle challenge where appropriate to help you unpack things in a warm and non-judgemental space.
I am committed to helping others process distressing or troubling experiences or work out how they can feel happier or more at ease in their lives. I have plentiful experience working with anxiety and depression, trauma, those who hear voices and those who are experiencing a mental health crisis, as well as particular experience working with university age adults. I will work collaboratively with you, but believe that you are the expert on your own life, and my role is to be alongside you to provide compassionate support and a gentle challenge where appropriate to help you unpack things in a warm and non-judgemental space.
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Photo of Jo Sainsbury, Counsellor in Folkestone, England
Jo Sainsbury
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Folkestone CT20  (Online Only)
Life not turned out how you had expected or hoped? Something not sitting right? A niggling thought or unrest within you? Happiness feels out of reach? Having experienced my own, at times, bumpy journey it has given me a fierce and unshakeable belief that change is possible in us all and we all have the potential to have a life beyond our wildest dreams! That’s not always to say we get what we may have fantasised about but that we work on ourselves; and as we embark on this our dreams change and they become reachable as we become more teachable and learn about the authentic us and what we really want
Life not turned out how you had expected or hoped? Something not sitting right? A niggling thought or unrest within you? Happiness feels out of reach? Having experienced my own, at times, bumpy journey it has given me a fierce and unshakeable belief that change is possible in us all and we all have the potential to have a life beyond our wildest dreams! That’s not always to say we get what we may have fantasised about but that we work on ourselves; and as we embark on this our dreams change and they become reachable as we become more teachable and learn about the authentic us and what we really want
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Photo of Donna Harrison Counselling, Counsellor in Folkestone, England
Donna Harrison Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT19  (Online Only)
I offer both short and long term therapy and Clinical Supervision to adults. I can offer face to face sessions based in Folkestone or telephone sessions. I am also a trained EMDR Therapist and can help you with trauma, PTSD, OCD, or pain. I am a Licensed Core Practitioner for Understanding Your Eating so if you need help with weight management and having a better relationship with food, I can help you.
I offer both short and long term therapy and Clinical Supervision to adults. I can offer face to face sessions based in Folkestone or telephone sessions. I am also a trained EMDR Therapist and can help you with trauma, PTSD, OCD, or pain. I am a Licensed Core Practitioner for Understanding Your Eating so if you need help with weight management and having a better relationship with food, I can help you.
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Photo of Lyn Richardson, Counsellor in Folkestone, England
Lyn Richardson
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20
I'm an EMDR therapist who can work with all mental health disorders in particular complex trauma, neglect, and PTSD. My background is in Occupational Therapy within the NHS and I can work with varying levels of severity. EMDR I find is an effective tool to address issues or trauma from the past, resolve it, and put it back into the past so it no longer affects a person in the present. It uses techniques that affect a person on a neurological level allowing the client to utilize their own healing processes and resolution.
I'm an EMDR therapist who can work with all mental health disorders in particular complex trauma, neglect, and PTSD. My background is in Occupational Therapy within the NHS and I can work with varying levels of severity. EMDR I find is an effective tool to address issues or trauma from the past, resolve it, and put it back into the past so it no longer affects a person in the present. It uses techniques that affect a person on a neurological level allowing the client to utilize their own healing processes and resolution.
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Photo of Cathy Orchard, Psychotherapist in Folkestone, England
Cathy Orchard
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20
I believe that every person contains within them the potential for their own growth and healing, for moving from self-criticism to self-compassion, and for creating the change they want to experience. Therapy can realise this potential. I'm trained integratively, and work with your body and mine, and what occurs between us to access unconscious processes and facilitate change. I recognise and value the whole of you, working collaboratively to build self-awareness, decrease stress, and develop confidence, self-esteem, self-compassion and creativity, to enable more satisfying relationships, including your relationship with yourself.
I believe that every person contains within them the potential for their own growth and healing, for moving from self-criticism to self-compassion, and for creating the change they want to experience. Therapy can realise this potential. I'm trained integratively, and work with your body and mine, and what occurs between us to access unconscious processes and facilitate change. I recognise and value the whole of you, working collaboratively to build self-awareness, decrease stress, and develop confidence, self-esteem, self-compassion and creativity, to enable more satisfying relationships, including your relationship with yourself.
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Sonja Fletcher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Sonja, welcome to my page. Life can sometime feel complicated and challenging, and you may feel vulnerable, lonely, or even hopeless. I am here for you to offer you a space where you can tell your story without interruptions and judgments. Talking therapy can help you find some clarity and to make sense with the confusion that you may experience . When life seemed to be too hard to cope with and everything feels like a big struggle I can help you ease the feelings of pain and support you through your healing journey.
Hi, I am Sonja, welcome to my page. Life can sometime feel complicated and challenging, and you may feel vulnerable, lonely, or even hopeless. I am here for you to offer you a space where you can tell your story without interruptions and judgments. Talking therapy can help you find some clarity and to make sense with the confusion that you may experience . When life seemed to be too hard to cope with and everything feels like a big struggle I can help you ease the feelings of pain and support you through your healing journey.
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Photo of Nathan Roberts, Counsellor in Folkestone, England
Nathan Roberts
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Folkestone CT20
My counselling service is consciously focused toward men, providing a space to feel safe and supported to work through issues. It's often a misconception that 'men don't talk about feelings', rather that men don't know that counselling can be for them too. Some of the reasons to come to counselling include; Sex or Relationship Issues, Questioning or coming to terms with Sexuality, Work Issues, Bullying, both emotional or physical, Anxiety, Depression, dealing with loss and bereavement. I am a fully qualified Person Centred Therapist and registered member of the BACP.
My counselling service is consciously focused toward men, providing a space to feel safe and supported to work through issues. It's often a misconception that 'men don't talk about feelings', rather that men don't know that counselling can be for them too. Some of the reasons to come to counselling include; Sex or Relationship Issues, Questioning or coming to terms with Sexuality, Work Issues, Bullying, both emotional or physical, Anxiety, Depression, dealing with loss and bereavement. I am a fully qualified Person Centred Therapist and registered member of the BACP.
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Photo of Roman Bezdyk, Counsellor in Folkestone, England
Roman Bezdyk
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT19
Welcome. I am Roman. I am an experienced Psychotherapeutic counsellor. I trained as a therapist in the second half of life. Before this I worked for many years in the creative industry of technical theatre. My own experiences with addiction, depression, loss, and life transitions led me on a path of healing. My desire to understand myself and others more fully brought me into contact with Psychosynthesis; a transpersonal modality which embraces the entire person as mind, body, and spirit, seeking wholeness and so awakening to who we really are.
Welcome. I am Roman. I am an experienced Psychotherapeutic counsellor. I trained as a therapist in the second half of life. Before this I worked for many years in the creative industry of technical theatre. My own experiences with addiction, depression, loss, and life transitions led me on a path of healing. My desire to understand myself and others more fully brought me into contact with Psychosynthesis; a transpersonal modality which embraces the entire person as mind, body, and spirit, seeking wholeness and so awakening to who we really are.
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Photo of Stella Catherine Marklew, Counsellor in Folkestone, England
Stella Catherine Marklew
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20
I work with each client addressing their specific problems and tailoring the work to meet their needs, personality and preferred way of working. Everyone will experience difficulties at some point in their lives but sometimes we need help to overcome problems and find better life solutions. I work in a confidential and safe environment where clients are able to develop more contentment and fulfilment in their lives.
I work with each client addressing their specific problems and tailoring the work to meet their needs, personality and preferred way of working. Everyone will experience difficulties at some point in their lives but sometimes we need help to overcome problems and find better life solutions. I work in a confidential and safe environment where clients are able to develop more contentment and fulfilment in their lives.
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Photo of Claire Hershman, Psychotherapist in Folkestone, England
Claire Hershman
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20  (Online Only)
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 ..
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 ..
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Photo of Michael Appleton, Counsellor in Folkestone, England
Michael Appleton
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Folkestone CT19  (Online Only)
Finding a therapist can be really daunting and anxiety provoking in itself. If you want to Email, WhatsApp or Text rather than call, please send me a message to start with. Then; I'd welcome you to have a free 15 minute call where we will be able to check if CBT is the right therapy for you and if you feel comfortable talking with me. When we’re low or upset, we often fall into patterns of thinking and responding which can worsen how we feel. CBT works to help us notice and change problematic thinking styles or behaviour patterns so we can feel better.
Finding a therapist can be really daunting and anxiety provoking in itself. If you want to Email, WhatsApp or Text rather than call, please send me a message to start with. Then; I'd welcome you to have a free 15 minute call where we will be able to check if CBT is the right therapy for you and if you feel comfortable talking with me. When we’re low or upset, we often fall into patterns of thinking and responding which can worsen how we feel. CBT works to help us notice and change problematic thinking styles or behaviour patterns so we can feel better.
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Photo of Jo Martins, Counsellor in Folkestone, England
Jo Martins
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20  (Online Only)
I'm here to support you through personal relationship challenges, helping you establish healthy boundaries and feel truly accepted. You might be someone who prioritises self-awareness so you can better understand yourself and if so, I am willing to be on that journey with you. I can also support you through issues relating to stress, anxiety, depression, self harm ideation, trauma and consensual non-monogamy. I'm also dedicated to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community, addressing self-acceptance, discrimination, and navigating various topics such as gender identity and transitioning.
I'm here to support you through personal relationship challenges, helping you establish healthy boundaries and feel truly accepted. You might be someone who prioritises self-awareness so you can better understand yourself and if so, I am willing to be on that journey with you. I can also support you through issues relating to stress, anxiety, depression, self harm ideation, trauma and consensual non-monogamy. I'm also dedicated to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community, addressing self-acceptance, discrimination, and navigating various topics such as gender identity and transitioning.
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Self Horizons low cost Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20
EMDR, CBT, Integrative counsellors, Humanistic therapists. We have a team of experienced therapists working for our low cost service. Counsellors working in a generic service allows our therapists to gain experience in a range of presenting issues such as mental health issues, relationship issues, childhood trauma, PTSD , complex PTSD, anxiety stress and depression to name a few.
EMDR, CBT, Integrative counsellors, Humanistic therapists. We have a team of experienced therapists working for our low cost service. Counsellors working in a generic service allows our therapists to gain experience in a range of presenting issues such as mental health issues, relationship issues, childhood trauma, PTSD , complex PTSD, anxiety stress and depression to name a few.
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Photo of Linda Hancock, Counsellor in Folkestone, England
Linda Hancock
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT19
I hope to help you grow and make positive changes in your life whatever is causing you difficulty, perhaps stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship issues or anything else that is bothering you. I would like to help you build your self-confidence, improve your self-esteem and feel more able to manage life circumstances.
I hope to help you grow and make positive changes in your life whatever is causing you difficulty, perhaps stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship issues or anything else that is bothering you. I would like to help you build your self-confidence, improve your self-esteem and feel more able to manage life circumstances.
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Photo of Sasha Maye Bruce, Psychotherapist in Folkestone, England
Sasha Maye Bruce
Psychotherapist, PsychD, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20
No need for therapist formalities - I'm a real human like you, still figuring out life's complications. My name's Sasha and I believe in keeping things real and with a sensitivity to the context we live in. You'll get straight-talk from me but without judgment. I trained in Contemporary Psychotherapy so I get the mind-body-behavior connection and focus on your goals now. Respect and compassion anchor our work. Change happens through consistency and connection, not magic. I will be alongside you and bring empathy, wit and wisdom to our collaboration.
No need for therapist formalities - I'm a real human like you, still figuring out life's complications. My name's Sasha and I believe in keeping things real and with a sensitivity to the context we live in. You'll get straight-talk from me but without judgment. I trained in Contemporary Psychotherapy so I get the mind-body-behavior connection and focus on your goals now. Respect and compassion anchor our work. Change happens through consistency and connection, not magic. I will be alongside you and bring empathy, wit and wisdom to our collaboration.
01303 763843 View 01303 763843
Photo of Virginia Griffin-Monk, Counsellor in Folkestone, England
Virginia Griffin-Monk
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20
You might have been experiencing uncertainty and anxiety, or low self-esteem. Your life experience, or how you relate to yourself and others, may be troubling you. There could be patterns in your behaviour which you feel unable to change- history repeating itself. Possibly the ways that you have learned to see yourself and others are unhelpful, and you are want to create better relationships with yourself and others. Perhaps you are looking for another way, to give yourself time and space to explore and understand yourself better, and how to respond in life situations, relationships and work.
You might have been experiencing uncertainty and anxiety, or low self-esteem. Your life experience, or how you relate to yourself and others, may be troubling you. There could be patterns in your behaviour which you feel unable to change- history repeating itself. Possibly the ways that you have learned to see yourself and others are unhelpful, and you are want to create better relationships with yourself and others. Perhaps you are looking for another way, to give yourself time and space to explore and understand yourself better, and how to respond in life situations, relationships and work.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Folkestone

40+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Folkestone who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
84% Self Esteem
82% Relationship Issues
82% Depression
73% Stress
71% Bereavement
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Aviva
63% Bupa
63% Vitality

How Counsellors in Folkestone see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Folkestone?

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.