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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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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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Folkestone CT20
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Jo's Counselling Services
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
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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Folkestone CT20
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Sandra Shanks Ba(Hons)
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
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?
01303 765833
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Folkestone CT19
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Clare Mary Dexter Mbacp
Counsellor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Struggling? In a dark confusing scary place? Maybe you're feeling a mixture of difficult feelings; anger, sadness, guilt, shame, low mood, anxiety, loneliness, feeling like no-one understands or that no-one listens. Perhaps you’ve experienced a crippling loss of someone or some part of your life and you don’t know where to turn. You don’t know what to do, you feel stuck and lost. So, what are you going to do? Go talk to a stranger about it? Counselling can feel like a terrifying thing to do.
01303 763805
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Folkestone CT19
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Claire Hershman
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Verified
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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Joanna Scott
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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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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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Folkestone CT18
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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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Folkestone CT18
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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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Office is near:
Folkestone CT19
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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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Office is near:
Folkestone CT18
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More Therapists Nearby

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Jeffrey Martin Cockfield
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I offer Counselling and Therapy for a range of issues including: Anxiety, Depression, Alcohol, Drugs, Relationship/Sexual issues, Gambling, Anger Management, Divorce and Separation, Bereavement: Grief and Loss, Low Self-esteem, Eating Disorders, Co-Dependency, Prescription Drug dependency, Internet Addiction, Compulsive Shopping, Shame & Guilt issues. I also offer Recovery Coaching and mentoring. I provide counselling support and advice to families and employers where a loved-one or valued employee is struggling. I have been working in counselling and advisory roles for over twenty years. I have a wide range of experience of working with people from diverse backgrounds, covering many different faiths and belief systems.
07775 702791
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Office is near:
Dover CT15
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Waitlist for new clients
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Laura Jacobs
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
If you are struggling with intense feelings of fear, anxiety and sadness and if you find yourself full of panic, despair and frustration you may be trying to understand why you are trapped in these feelings much of the time. If you ruminate on situations, worry about past events, struggle to connect to those in your life and find your days consumed by worry, anger and stress, then a period of therapy may help you to gain insight into the origins of your emotional distress.
01797 331717
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Romney Marsh TN29
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Dr Abbie Kirkham CPsychol Counselling Psychologist
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
Verified
Now providing online and telephone therapy sessions during the Coronavirus outbreak. I am a Counselling Psychologist with extensive experience in the NHS and private practice of helping people with a wide range of emotional difficulties and life challenges. I am trained in a number of therapeutic approached including Psychodynamic, CBT, EMDR and CfD which enables me to approach your difficulties with flexibility. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties or other emotional difficulties, I am able to help you gain greater understanding and self confidence in making changes.
01304 808373
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Dover CT16
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Lynda Burr
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
You may be experiencing relationship issues, anxiety and depression, panic, GAD, OCD, chronic pain, addictions, bereavements, chronic health conditions, PTSD, fear of falling, in fact, any of the problems that many of us encounter in our daily lives. I attempt to create an honest working relationship where we can address the issues that affect you most. I attempt to be practical; you want resolution.
07723 436444
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Dover CT16
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Online Therapists

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Hannah Chrystal
I work with people struggling with certain behaviors such as drug or alcohol use, sex and relationship problems and codependency issues. A full assessment of needs will be offered and I will encourage you to express your feelings, emotions and experiences in an open, compassionate and non-judgmental way. I will also offer some support to help you tackle your behaviors with a focus on your triggers and daily life challenges and past traumas. We will also explore how your substance use may have developed and how best to let go of these old patterns of behavior. I will support you through each stage of your recovery process.
020 3962 1275
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London W1G
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Dr Daniel O'Toole - Citadel Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I have worked with patients experiencing a wide variety of emotional and psychological difficulties including complex trauma, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), substance use , psychosis, addiction, stopping smoking, suicidality, loss and bereavement, long-term health conditions, relationship problems and weight issues.
My name is Dr Daniel O’Toole (Danny) and I am the Principal Clinical Psychologist at Citadel Psychology. I have over 15 years experience working in the NHS and have also worked in the private and voluntary sectors. ​ As a clinical psychologist, I have worked with patients experiencing a wide variety of emotional and psychological difficulties. I take a compassionate and person-centred approach to my therapeutic work and draw on a range of evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
020 3856 8683
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London SE5
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Sophie Perring
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am BSc Hons, qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist, and currently provide face-to-face, phone, and online counselling. I believe we all have the capacity to change, sometimes we need help to make that change. I have experience working with clients with substance use , helping clients to facilitate change in their lifestyle, to address & alter behaviours. Counselling provides a confidential space for people experiencing emotional discomfort and trauma related responses to historic and current abuse, neglect, relationship difficulties, anxiety, grief, depression, and other situations. I do not judge and am approachable.
07723 313164
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Seaford BN25
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Dr Sandra Darmanin
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I am a licenced clinical psychologist and member of the HCPC in the UK and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and having trained as a clinical psychologist at the Wright Institute in Berkeley and Yale University. I have been providing therapy to male and female clients for over 20 years and have accumulated a wealth of experience in working with adults with complex presentations. I have an expertise in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, relationships, workplace issues and substance use .
01260 542106
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London SW19
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Dr Cameron Adams
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I will work with you to find the best way to explore your concerns. I have a wide range of experience including trauma, grief and hopelessness, repetitive thought patterns, relationship issues, substance use and/or abuse, difficult life decisions. As a co-founder of the UK'S preeminent psychedelic research organisation I am well placed to help you integrate challenging peak experiences. As an expatriate, I am aware of the challenges you may face living in a new country and the issues of third culture children.
01227 202717
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Canterbury CT2
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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 Folkestone?
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 Folkestone 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.