A Warm Welcome to CBT & Counselling Kent
We are one of the most trusted, professional Counselling & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) providers in Kent
THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STUMBLING BLOCKS AND STEPPING STONES IS THE WAY YOU USE THEM
Professional help to work through your concerns and bring about the change you desire
TALK IN CONFIDENCE WITHOUT A FEAR OF BEING JUDGED
COMFORTABLE, SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT
PROFESSIONALLY QUALIFIED COUNSELLORS & CBT THERAPISTS
We are here to help so you can move forward
We Have Practices in:
Ashford - Bexley - Birchington - Brabourne - Bromley - Canterbury - Dartford - Egerton - Gravesend - Herne Bay - Maidstone - Margate - Rochester - Sevenoaks - Sidcup - Sittingbourne - Tonbridge - West Malling - West Wickham - Westerham - Whitstable
Counselling or talking therapy, as it's sometimes known, is extremely powerful and not as daunting as you first might think. It's about building a trusting relationship with your therapist through open discussion to help you work through any problems you might have - to achieve the outcome you choose.
Our professionally qualified, experienced therapists provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment in which to explore your issues and help you work through them.
Our Practice hours:
Monday – Friday: 8.00am - 9.00pm
Appointments are usually available within 48 hours.
Appointments must be cancelled with 24 hours’ notice or will be fully chargeable
Counselling or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
What’s the Difference?
Counselling is a talking therapy that allows you to talk about your problems and feelings in a safe, supportive, confidential environment. A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes) that can help you understand and deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you might have that have caused you to become ‘stuck’. Counselling isn’t about giving advice, it’s about helping you recognise that you have options and enabling you to decide which positive course of action you would like to take in order to bring about change and feel better.
You might find it difficult talking to friends or family if you have a problem but by talking to a trained professional you will be able to you look at your problems from a different, un-biased, balanced perspective. Our counsellors at CBT and Counselling Kent offer understanding, support and respect of your views. It can be a great relief to share your worries or fears with someone who acknowledges your feelings and is able to help you reach achieve your goal.
People seek counselling for a variety reason – from day-to-day worries to more traumatic distressing events such as the loss of a loved one, relationship issues, stress, work place bullying to long term psychological challenges like depression and anxiety, past trauma or problems with anger. No problem is too big or too small.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) also takes place in a safe, supportive, confidential environment and falls under the talking therapy umbrella, but it’s seen more as a mid to short-term therapy. A CBT therapist adopts the same skills as a counsellor in terms of empathy and understanding but their approach is more directive and solution focussed. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy recognises that it’s your past experiences which have shaped you, but it does not tend to dwell too long on that and instead works on helping you move you forward.
CBT is based on the idea that it’s not events in themselves that upset us, but the meanings we attach to these events. Problems can develop if you continue to hold on to the same thought and behaviour patterns while failing to see there might be an alternative explanation. The aim of CBT is to help you change negative thoughts and find alternative, more rational, ways of thinking about your situation. You will also usually be asked to undertake “homework” tasks between sessions to help address your problems in a practical way.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is not about “positive thinking” it is about thinking realistically, logically and rationally in situations that your might experience as distressing.
Common problems CBT can help with:
Anxiety. Depression. Anger Management. Low self-confidence/self-esteem. Panic Attacks. Phobias. Stress Management, Exam or test stress. Talking in Public. Social Phobia. Jealousy. Insomnia. Sexual and relationship problems.
Whether it is counselling or cognitive behavioural therapy; in most cases, it takes a number of sessions before the counselling starts to make a difference, and a regular commitment is required to make the best use of the therapy.
CBT and Counselling Kent
Sometimes it’s difficult to talk to friends and family about our problems and how we are feeling. Our cognitive behavioural (CBT) Therapists and Counsellors at CBT and Counselling Kent understand this and will offer you the support you need to talk through what is troubling you. Our counselling in Kent is safe, secure and confidential. You will be able to explore your difficulties and talk things through things without fear of judgement or criticism. So if you are experiencing emotional issues and require help for anxiety, counselling for stress, depression counselling or help in anger management this can be a huge comfort. If you don’t know if Counselling or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) would suit you best, then our experienced counsellors will help you work that out and help you move forward.
CBT and Counselling Kent can also help with anxiety disorders, phobias, low self- confidence, jealousy, work related stress or relationship problems. Our private, professional, dedicated counsellors are on hand to help you talk your problems through. So f feel you would benefit from some of the best counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapists Kent then call or e-mail and book an appointment today.
Our counsellors will ensure that you feel as safe and comfortable as possible during your Counselling session. Through the use of gentle questioning and empathy. Our cognitive behavioural therapists and counsellors will equip you with powerful tools to help you continue the work carried out during the sessions at home. However, the door is always open at CBT and Counselling Kent should you ever feel the need to return after your counselling has ended.
We will endeavour to help you increase your understanding of yourself and perhaps those around you. Whatever you would like to change or whichever goals you set out to achieve our counsellors as CBT and Counselling Kent service will help you get there.
If you need help exploring why you feel constantly on edge, fearful or nervous then you are probably experiencing Anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy is highly successful in offering help for anxiety. If you are feeling down, sad and tearful then you may well be experiencing depression. Our counselling or cognitive behavioural therapy can help pull you through. Perhaps you fly off the handle at the smallest thing? Then counselling for Anger Management can help you get things in to perspective. Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things we will ever experience. For experienced professional help then contact CBT and Counselling Kent today,
CBT or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Ashford Kent offers one of the best counselling services in Kent. Contact us & Book Now CBT and Counselling Kent.
Some of the more common problems people seek help with are listed below:-
Counselling for Stress
Why Use CBT & Counselling Kent?
We have helped hundreds of individuals work through their issues so they could move forward more positively
- Our therapists are trained in helping people achieve their goals
- Experienced, non-judgemental therapists help to open up and talk things through
- We have a proven track record
Our team of CBT & Counselling experts are professionally trained in helping people work through their problems
- BSC (hons) Psychology
- BSCPC British Society For Couples Psychotherapist & Counsellors
- BACP British Association of Counselling Psychotherapy
- PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Confidential & Supportive Counselling
- We will help you understand and work through your problems to help you move forward.
- Feel safe in a relaxed, comfortable environment
- Convenient & flexible appointments to suit you.
- Ideally located across Kent.
Our Client Reviews
Tara Cratchley – Tonbridge Dear Tara, Thank you so much for seeing Alex and for giving us lots of useful strategies which he has been able to use. Alex was really tired afterwards but found the sessions really helpful, and is a different boy, back to the Alex we know and love. We will be …
Sian Jones – Ashford “I had never thought I was someone who would need therapy as I had always been very strong. However, for some reason I started to experience anxiety and found I was becoming very negative a spiralling out of control” “Sian used CBT which was a structured, logical, evidence based approach and …
Colin Campbell-Dunlop – Westerham “Colin is an awesome councillor, he is insightful, empathetic and good humoured. I first visited Colin during a troubling time in my life and without his counsel I think I would still be there. Colin offered me insights into my thought processes I’d never considered and gave me the skills to …
Tara Cratchley – Tonbridge “Hi Tara, I meant to message you last week to say thank you for the sessions you did with Reuben. He is undoubtedly calmer at the moment and in a good place, and I’m sure that a lot of this is down to what you taught him. So thank you!”
Lynn Garbutt – Ashford “Thank you so much for support over the weeks we have seen each other, it feels as though a heavy weight has been lifted from my shoulders. Until I met with you I was so lost and didn’t know which way to turn” “Even knowing you are there for me is …
Sabine Hawkins – Canterbury “I went to Sabine one of the counsellors Canterbury and she has been enormously helpful to me in moving through a difficult phase of my life, a period of, at times, profound grief and personal challenges. She is compassionate, respectful, deeply empathic and highly intuitive, and I would recommend her whole-heartedly …
Sally Cloke – Brabourne “I went to see Sally at the Brabourne practice for depression counselling and she was compassionate, insightful, patient and above all, genuine. I would like to thank you Sally for your invaluable support during a difficult time in my life”
Lynn Garbutt – Ashford “I went to see a number of counsellors Ashford, who just weren’t right for me. But after my first session with Lynn I was very happy that I chose her. She was very easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable. I trusted her with everything I said and never …
Dr Tim Burns – Whitstable “Thank you in a big way Tim!!! I’m struggling to find the words to express my gratitude. I wasn’t sure about having psychotherapy but thank you for helping me find my smile again and teaching me about how to pursue true happiness. “The sessions have made me feel great as …
Sara O’Donnell – Maidstone “Sara was the first professional with whom I have felt comfortable to just “be myself”. She provided a safe, non-judgmental place for me to explore my ongoing feelings, thoughts and behaviours. I really appreciate the time and patience she has showed me – thank you”
Tara Cratchley – Tonbridge Going to CBT Tonbridge with Tara was the best thing I could have done – thank you it means so much that I really felt you understood my problems.
Sabine Hawkins – Thanet “CBT – my process of thinking about thinking! “I attended CBT sessions with Sabine at counselling Thanet at a time when I needed to rationalise the way in which I thought of and dealt with many aspects of my life” “Whilst I knew that “traditional” counselling could be of use in …
Lynn Garbutt – Egerton “went to see Lynn for CBT therapy Ashford because I was having panic attacks at work. Every time I had to stand up to say something in a meeting, I could feel myself go red, and my throat would go dry and my hands start to tremble.” “Sometimes my heart beat …
Sara O’ Donnell – Maidstone “I experienced a major loss of a loved one in June 2012 and although my friends were very understanding and allowed me to talk, I felt that after a period of time, I didn’t want to keep bothering them although I still felt a desperate need to discuss it and …
Dr Beverley Mears – Whitstable “I went to see Beverley at the practice in Whitstable when I was at a very difficult and scary place. Beverley helped me more than I could have imagined and I will always be eternally grateful!
Allie Markantonis – West Malling “I’m not sure what to say but cognitive behavioral therapy has improved my self-awareness to a level that I didn’t know I could reach” “It has given me more of an understanding of my life, life in general and how I relate to those around me. Allie was so helpful …
Sian Jones – Ashford “I cannot recommend Sian Jones enough. I had tried counselling before but thought it wasn’t for me so thought I would try cognitive behavioral therapy. I now realise that finding the right counsellor makes all the difference. I went because I felt I was no longer able to cope and everything …
Sj Mason – Gravesend “It was such a big step for me to go for anxiety counselling because I had begun to think my problems where just a part of who I was” “Sj helped me realise that it was not part of me and that I could improve and start to feel better again. …
Sian Jones – Ashford “All I can say is why didn’t I go to CBT therapy Ashford years ago? Sian isn’t a hippy; she doesn’t just nod and not a jostick in sight! I jest. She is so down to earth and honest and I would say a very good counsellor”
Sabine Hawkins – Birchington “I looked for anger management because my anger was affecting every part of my life including my relationships and my business. I used to think I was justified in feeling the way that I did because I was stressed out and it was everyone else who was acting unreasonably” “Sabine helped …