Education and Learning Disabilities Counselling in Folkestone

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Photo of Zena Cooper, Counsellor in Folkestone, England
Zena Cooper
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My work within mental health & learning disability services has given me additional experience in working with people with a variety of needs.
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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Donna Harrison Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I have experience of working with people who have learning disability / mental health needs.
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.
01303 768990
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Folkestone CT19
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Self Horizons low cost Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
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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Virginia Griffin-Monk
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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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Johnnie Taylor BA(Hons) RMN PgDipCouns MSc
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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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Folkestone CT18
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Tracy Fagg
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Hi, my name is Tracy, I'm a counsellor with over 10 years experience of working with individual adults & young people. Often it is when life is at it's most painful & confusing, that we struggle to reach out & ask for help from those around us. Talking to someone removed from your personal life, can be a good starting place to begin exploring and understanding your thoughts and feelings. And find solutions to your problems that make sense to you ! I offer a confidential service, in a relaxed setting, where your find acceptance and understanding. Receive a warm, compassionate welcome and feel listened to with a nonjudgemental ear.
01304 799596
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Folkestone CT18
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Dr Georgie Bainbridge
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
Given the latest government advice all sessions will be offered online. I have ten years of experience of working in this way and I am happy to give you guidance to set this up. You will need an internet connection (preferably high speed), a headset and microphone. I can also offer telephone sessions but face to face via an online platform is preferable. Psychotherapy is about being listened to and seen in a particular way. There is nowhere else in life that offers a time and space to focus on your 'self' - your body and your mind. My Kent practice is in the village of Bridge near Canterbury and is easy to reach.
01227 931714
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Folkestone CT20
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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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Folkestone CT19
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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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Folkestone CT18
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Gemma Shah
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
If you have come to a point in your life where things have become too much and you feel you or a member of your family need some extra support, then counselling is a great way to reach out. Through building honest, trusting relationships, I aim to help my clients understand and overcome their difficulties while developing tools to help them in the future. I am an integrative counsellor, which means I draw from a number of different approaches to counselling. This allows for an open space where we can find the best way of working which suits you. This might include creative work, sharing my knowledge on theory or using mindfulness.
01227 949492
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Folkestone CT18
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Claire Boakes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I offer counselling with a warm, genuine and non-judgemental approach, with our relationship at the core of the work we do together, which can be long or short-term depending on your needs. I work with adults and young people through a range of issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, issues around sexuality and identity, relationships, abuse, health and bereavement. I also work with psychosexual issues after gaining a Certificate in Psychosexual Therapy accredited by COSRT at Level 5. I have a particular interest in peri/post-natal health. I am able to work face-to-face, online or over the telephone if preferred.
01303 767153
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Folkestone CT20
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Kostis Tsoumpris
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
I have experience in working with children and adults with moderate to severe mental health difficulties, including co morbid difficulties such as neurodevelopmental disorders and learning disabilities.
When you contact me initially I will walk you through some of the options and if we decide to work together I will meet you (or you and your family/significant people in your life) ‘where you are’ in life. We may decide to focus on getting a better understanding of the ways that your early experiences have influenced the ways you perceive the world and relate to people around you. We may focus purely on the present and your goals for the future. Based on your circumstances we may decide to do some time limited or long term therapy.
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Cambridge CB1
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Sara Pashaei Rad
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Sara P. Rad, a clinical psychologist fully registered with both UK Health professions council HCPC and Swedish National Board of Health and welfare. 18 years clinical experience in a wide range of Adult mental health services, inpatient and outpatient units,. My extensive experiences has resulted in working and treating conditions that stems from the pressure of our daily life , but also following conditions : personality disorder, psychosis, sexual offenders, autism and learning disability, depression/anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, traumatic experiences and degenerative neurological conditions such as stroke, MS and dementia.
020 3962 0382
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London E16
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Ben French at Eastbourne Child Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified
Verified
It can also help children to deal with learning and physical disabilities, as well as those on the autistic spectrum.
Working therapeutically with children and young people is different from therapy with adults, it requires specialist skills and knowledge. My post-graduate training included 5 years at the Tavistock and Portman Clinic (NHS), a world centre for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and I work as a Senior Psychotherapist in CAMHS (NHS) and privately. I work with 2 to 25 year olds, and have significant clinical experience in evidence based psychotherapy for depression, self harm, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, abuse, tics, phobias, eating disorders, ADHD, PTSD, trauma, school difficulties, family problems, and body, trans and gender issues.
01323 671017
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Eastbourne BN20
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Siobhan Louise Jayne Tierney
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
learning issues; diagnoses of neurodevelopmental conditions; cultural needs) and take the time to fully understand the person I am working with.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. This means that I am trained to work with people of all ages, using a range of psychological techniques. If you might benefit from having time with someone who can offer you an open space to talk things through, I may be able to help you. I offer assessments and therapeutic interventions to people who are experiencing some kind of psychological discomfort that prevents them from living life to its fullest. I have worked in a range of settings, including both mainstream and specialist schools, community mental health teams, secure inpatient wards, forensic units, the NHS and Social Care.
020 3958 4053
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London E9
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Letizia De Mori
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified
Verified
De Mori’s experience is deep inside the Psychology Science field of Learning Disability, ADHD, and Intelectual Disability.
Dr. Letizia De Mori is a Psychologist, Neuropsychologist, Researcher, and Superior Cognitive Function Rehabilitator. Her expertise is to test with Assessments for Learning Disability and DIfficulty; Spectrum Autism Disorder; Personality; Psychological Expertise for Psychological Damage. Cognitive rehabilitation is programmed for Brain Injuries (such as Ictus or cerebral haemorrhage and for rehabilitation for Learning Disabilities/Difficulties and ADHD).
020 3974 2694
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London W8
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Jack McKellar
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I have also worked in specialist services for people with physical health difficulties, learning disabilities, and family support.
Seeking therapy can be a difficult decision and often takes a great deal of courage. I believe therapy can benefit many aspects of our lives through discovering new perspectives and possibilities. In our meetings, I hope to create a collaborative relationship where we can engage in genuine, open and honest dialogue so that new meanings about your life and relationships can emerge. This will include a warm, compassionate and curious stance towards the concerns you bring. I offer a therapeutic style that encourages continuous feedback to ensure we are both working towards the same aim, and can adjust my approach to best support you.
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London SE22
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Bonnie Wong
Psychologist, HCPC - Ed. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Educational Psychologist with a wide range of experience in various educational and care settings. Extensive experience in delivering therapeutic interventions. Experienced in providing statutory advice for Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs). Committed to promote the wellbeing of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability, and their families. Qualified and registered user of a portfolio of psychometric tests for assessing learning (e.g., Dyslexia), intelligence, and mental health in both children and adults.
01273 037922
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Brighton BN1
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Ella Hearn
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with sexual abuse, young people, people with learning disabilities and mental health diagnosis.
Hello and welcome. It is my experience that talking therapy can help ease emotional and psychological distress when the person is enabled to speak freely, without fear of judgement and receive deep respect for who they are regardless of experience or circumstance. This process can encourage growth and openness to new ideas about yourself, help you to develop a meaningful relationship with self and others that feels more authentic. This can lead to improved health, relationships, esteem, confidence, and self-understanding.
01256 648031
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Basingstoke RG21
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https://www.everyvoicematters.info/
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have a special interest in Autism and learning disabilities and particularly enjoy working with Parent/Carers and Children.
Hi, I am an experienced, qualified counsellor with many years experience of working with clients and families living with a diagnosis/ disability, Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Issues. This can be a challenging time for everyone and I can provide a safe, non judgemental space where individuals or families can bring their experiences and process their feelings. Clients have told me that this has help transform their lives, learning strategies and feeling empowered. You have already started the process by looking for a Counsellor, it is important to get the right person for you, so take your time.
01323 408385
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Hailsham BN27
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Education and Learning Disabilities Counsellors

How effective is treatment for learning disabilities?

When initiated early and tailored to a child’s specific needs, learning disability treatment can be quite effective at helping a child cope with their disability, though its exact efficacy may depend on the severity of symptoms and whether comorbid disorders exist. Less is known about treatment initiated in adulthood, but it is certainly possible that an adult with a learning disability will see some improvement—or at the very least, identify workarounds and accommodations that could make symptoms less burdensome in day-to-day life.

When should someone seek treatment for learning disabilities?

It’s best to seek treatment as early as possible. Because learning disabilities often go unnoticed until a child starts school, or even until they’re a few years along, regular check-ins with teachers and doctors can help parents determine whether children are meeting milestones and keeping up with peers or whether an evaluation for learning disabilities may be warranted. And although earlier is always better, it’s never too late to be evaluated for learning disabilities and to seek treatment.

What happens if learning disabilities are left untreated?

Undiagnosed and untreated learning disabilities can be a source of significant frustration and shame for a child, who may feel that their challenges stem from a lack of intelligence or willpower. Such feelings can trigger low self-esteem, depression, or anxiety, which may push a child toward risky behaviors, including substance use. In adulthood, untreated learning disabilities can interfere with career success, and lingering feelings of self-doubt and shame can negatively affect someone’s mental health.

Are there medications for learning disabilities?

Currently, there are no medications designed to treat specific learning disabilities such as dysgraphia or dyscalculia. However, someone with a learning disability may be prescribed medication for a comorbid condition, such as anxiety, depression, or ADHD, which may have positive downstream effects on their learning disability; for example, a child with both ADHD and dyslexia may find that they’re better able to focus on their reading exercises after being prescribed a stimulant medication.