Teen Counselling in Folkestone

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Lisa McCafferty
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACP
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I am an experienced, approachable Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist who trained at the Tavistock clinic in London. For over 15 years, I have worked therapeutically with children, adolescents and their families in a variety of settings including the NHS, schools and in my own private practice. My approach is flexible and creative, integrating Psychoanalytic knowledge of child development with therapeutic skill to make sense of a child’s troubled thoughts or feelings. I am passionate about offering high quality and age appropriate therapeutic interventions that are tailored to the individual child or adolescent .
01227 538022
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Karen Staniforth
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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I am an experienced Integative counsellor, who offers private counselling at an affordable fee in a safe and confidential environment. My approach of using the theories that are required for individual needs, will enable you to make sense of your experiences and difficulties, to make more informed choices that will enable you to develop a stronger sense of self. My practice is in my home, which is set up to be a seperate welcoming and safe space, where you can relax and begin to trust someone who is not attached to you. Enabling you to be your true self.
01303 765831
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Folkestone CT20
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Helen Gili-Ross
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
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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.
01923 932806
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Folkestone CT20
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Clyde Wright
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
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Therapy is really about negotiating an effective change. It may be that you want to change how you feel about yourself or others. It may be that your outlook on life is making you feel unsatisfied? Perhaps you are at a transition in your life that you want some support with? Perhaps you have lost ways of being in your relationship/s? Some people use ways of coping that make things worse, and need to change. Whatever the change is that you are seeking help to effect, my aim in all this is to help you understand and negotiate a meaningful and lasting change.
01303 761593
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Folkestone CT20
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Sonja Fletcher Ba (Hons)
Counsellor, MBACP
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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.
020 8629 5294
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Folkestone CT20
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Claire Hershman
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
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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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Folkestone CT20
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Jo's Counselling Services
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
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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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Self Horizons low cost Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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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.
01303 763842
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Folkestone CT20
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Lyn Richardson
Counsellor
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.
01303 762562
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Amanda Jefferies
Counsellor, MBACP
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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.
01303 761502
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Folkestone CT19
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Zena Cooper
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
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Many of us reach a chapter in our lives where we may feel stuck, unhappy, confused, unable to move forward or something we can't quite explain. Together we can work through these thoughts & feelings to find a way that works for you. I am interested in hearing your experiences & provide a safe & open environment for you to feel able to share. I am not able to give advice but I can share the journey with you & together we can try to make sense of your thoughts, feelings, memories & relationships.
01303 765378
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Folkestone CT19
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Kirsty Austin
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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As an Accredited Integrative Counsellor I understand that you are unique. No matter what you are going through in these uncertain times, I will be there for you. I have extensive experience working with anxiety, phobias, depression, trauma, PTSD, bereavement, stress, low self esteem and much more. I aim to provide a warm, accepting environment that is confidential and safe. Developing a supportive, non-judgmental relationship to facilitate self understanding, new insights and to help individuals find new ways of being. I work with adults and young adults providing long or short term therapy.
01227 947191
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Folkestone CT19
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Joanna Scott
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
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I understand that deciding to start counselling and therapy can feel like a big step, from the start of therapy I encourage my clients to feel empowered through the therapy process. It may be that you've lost a loved one, experiencing family issues, relationship breakdown, struggling with anxiety or work-place stress. It's common to be experiencing a few of these life issues at the same time, which can lead to overwhelm and burnout. As a psychotherapist I aim to offer a tailored approach to each client in therapy sessions.
01424 237935
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Folkestone CT20
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Virginia Griffin-Monk
Counsellor, MBACP
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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.
01304 808377
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Folkestone CT20
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Sarah Clark
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
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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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Johnnie Taylor BA(Hons) RMN PgDipCouns MSc
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
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I have a varied approach to counselling and therapy, gained over 20 years NHS experience providing psychological therapies. I can offer you compassionate psychodynamic therapy and counselling, that is really effective. Additionally i can offer EMDR integrated with IFS ‘parts’ therapy. This process of therapy is focused and very effective. I have also managed an NHS crisis team and a liaison psychiatry service. I’m based in Canterbury & also work online. I trained at Goldsmiths College, University of London; and with the University of Kent and the NHS; and also with a Jungian analytical training.
01227 202266
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Ruth Jenkins
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
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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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New Perspectives
Counsellor, MBACP
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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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Katie Bishopp
Counsellor, MBACP
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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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Geoff Kaile
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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First of all, I believe therapy is useful for anyone. What is commonly labelled as “mental health”, I would call “quality of life” - something we all struggle to manage. I have experience (and feel comfortable) working with psychosis, issues related to interpersonal trauma, and other aspects of life that feel undesirable or you feel are responded to negatively. I am however opposed to any form of conversion therapy.
01526 801286
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Teen Counsellors

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.