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Photo of Zena Cooper, Counsellor in Folkestone, England
Zena Cooper
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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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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Amanda Jefferies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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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Stella Catherine Marklew
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I work with each client addressing their specific problems and tailoring the work to meet their needs and personality.   I am a qualified, accredited counsellor and therapist with nearly 20 years experience in private practice, workplace settings and adult mental health services.  . 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 contentented and fulfilled lives.
07952 818055
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Folkestone CT20
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Photo of Clare Mary Dexter Mbacp, Counsellor in Folkestone, England
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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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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Donna Harrison Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
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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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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Helen Gili-Ross
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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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Kirsty Austin
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
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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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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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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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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Paul Dorkin
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I offer kind, professional integrative therapy based upon our relationship and respecting your unique value. People seek psychotherapy for many significant reasons, it takes courage to face issues that are causing suffering or challenging you to heal and evolve. I aim to offer a warm, confidential and compassionate space so that as far as possible you feel secure, encouraged and ready to work through your challenges. I’m led by what you feel open to working with as you are the expert on your own experience. Therapy is short or long term. Sessions are held in purpose built rooms within easy reach of Canterbury with good parking.
01227 931239
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Folkestone CT18
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Inspire Therapy Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
We are an established and experienced service supporting clients with a wide range of emotional issues. Integral to our working ethos is the therapeutic relationship, where we endeavour to help our clients with self-awareness, self- acceptance, resilience, re-connection and ultimately healing. We offer an integrative approach which draws from a range of psychological theories, with a foundation based in counselling. As therapists we work to understand your experience from your perspective, which can help restore a connection to your inner values and sense of self-worth, thus enabling you to find a way to move forward & progress.
01304 796893
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Folkestone CT18
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Natasha Leppard
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
I provide the space for you to make the changes you want. Where you can talk through your thoughts, feelings, experiences and concerns, free from judgement. For some, this is in a therapy room and for others this can be outdoors. You choose the space to suit you. I focus on helping you to heal and re-energise. To become aware of personal strengths and also the barriers that may be holding you back. Together we work on how you can move forward with new knowledge and skills to live a more authentic and meaningful life going forward. To help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be.
01303 764957
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Folkestone CT18
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Liz Ustabas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Perhaps you are feeling lost in life, struggling to feel heard and understood, experiencing low mood or anxiety and low self-esteem? Perhaps you are experiencing difficulties in your work or personal relationships causing anxiety, stress, overwhelm and sadness, leading to feelings of guilt and shame over your emotions? I can help you explore these issues in a non-judgemental, welcoming and safe environment, walking alongside you in your journey towards becoming the best version of yourself and enjoying life again. I offer a free initial consultation to explore your difficulties and what you hope to gain from counselling.
01202 125807
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Folkestone CT19
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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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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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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.