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Katie Harris

Ashford Practice

CBT and Counselling Ashford

Katie Harris is a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and work at CBT and Counselling Ashford practice.

Katie offers a wealth of experience gained through working with adults and young people experiencing problems such as anxiety, depression and relationship issues – to name but a few.  Katie also has experience working within the more the specialised areas of counselling; including rape, historical sexual abuse and bereavement counselling. These different specialisms require Katie to work in different ways therapeutically, depending on a persons individual needs.

Katie works in an empathic, warm, non-judgemental way, which will help you  feel at ease to able to speak openly about what brought you along to therapy. Katie believes the relationship between the therapist and the individual is one of the most important parts of the therapy process. Katie will help you try and identify any unhelpful patterns of behaviour that you may be unaware that you are repeating, and will work with you to help you make any changes you feel necessart. It will be your safe, confidential space to be able talk about whatever you need to enable you to move forward more positively.

Katie subscribes to and works within the UKCP Code of Ethics and the BACP Ethical Framework and undertakes regular professional development, as well as having professional indemnity insurance.

If you wish to consider medication, or are seeking a medical diagnosis or a medical report, then an appointment with your GP or a Consultant Psychiatrist would be more appropriate

If you would like to make an appointment to see Katie at CBT and Counselling Ashford then please contact CBT and Counselling Kent Today

Lynn Garbutt

Egerton Practice

Adult Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Ashford & Egerton

My name is Lynn Garbutt an experienced therapist based at both CBT and Counselling  Kent Ashford and Egerton practices. I am qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for adults, specialising in Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) which comes under the CBT therapy umbrella. I undertook my diploma at ‘The College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’- Regents University, London.

At cognitive behavioural therapy Ashford I pride myself on offering a confidential, warm and supportive environment,  to help you explore your concerns and to establish what might be stopping you moving forward. I consider myself sincere, practical and encouraging and will help you understand the relationship between beliefs, feelings and thoughts and the effect these may be having on your emotional well-being.

I take an active role in helping people with their particular concerns and my approach is based on empathy and understanding and the belief that you are the person who knows the most about your own experiences. I believe that it is important to consider you as a whole person in order to properly understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I will work with you to help you make sense of any overwhelming problems you might have by breaking them down into smaller parts to bring about positive change.

Background

My career began as a tutor within Adult Education and the prison service where I taught literacy, numeracy and English language. It was here that I gained valuable experience teaching both young adults and mature students. I soon realised that her students often needed further support to overcome barriers which prevented them learning effectively such as – anger, low self-esteem, stress and/or a lack of confidence.  It was during that time that I became interested in CBT and that this type therapy could help students with their barriers to learning,

In addition to the above, I have also gained experience working on a voluntary basis with The ‘Silver Line’ charity – a befriending service helping people to combat loneliness. I have supported people of different ages and walks of life who found themselves lonely and isolated for a variety of reasons but particularly when they had a significant life change. I was also a ‘Silver Line’ trainer and have worked with new volunteers in order for them to become ‘Silver Line’ befrienders like myself

Lynn is a Qualified CBT/REBT Counsellor

PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT/REBT)

I subscribe to and works within the UKCP Code of Ethics and the BACP Ethical Framework and undertakes regular professional development, as well as having professional indemnity insurance.

If you wish to consider medication, or are seeking a medical diagnosis or a medical report, then an appointment with your GP or a Consultant Psychiatrist would be more appropriate.

I provide cognitive behavioural therapy for problems such as anxiety,  depression, anger or jealousy.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Lynn at Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Ashford then please contact us via CBT and Counselling Kent today.

Sian Jones

Ashford Practice

CBT Therapy Ashford & Relationship Counselling Ashford

My name is Sian Jones and I’m a qualified Counsellor, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Relationship Counsellor with extensive experience – based at CBT and Counselling Ashford. I specialise in CBT therapy Ashford where I practice Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) which falls under the cognitive behavioural therapy umbrella.

Research has shown time and time again, that the single most powerful factor in therapy is the strength of relationship between the client and the therapist. I like to think that my kind, empathetic, straightforward approach will help you develop an understanding of yourself and provide you with support to work on the problems you face.

My CBT therapy Ashford is carried out in a warm, confidential and supportive environment, in order to help you explore your concerns and establish what might be stopping you moving forward. I will help you understand the relationship between beliefs, feelings and thoughts and the effect these may be having on your emotional well-being.

I will help you rationalise your situation and support you to be able to see the wood from the trees, enabling you clarity of mind by reducing any confusion. It’s not about forcing you to take a particular course of action, it’s about empowering you to have choice. I believe that the building of a trusting relationship with is one of the most important factors in order for you to feel comfortable enough to confide your feelings and emotions. The feedback I have received time and time again is that people don’t want a counsellor to just sit there and nod, waiting for you to speak, so I always take an active part in the conversation and the process of recovery and change.

Experience

Outside of my therapeutic experience, my background is within the corporate world of ‘Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd’ where I worked for many years in a variety of management roles. This might appear far removed from what I do now. However, I firmly believe the training, structure and discipline I gained during this time has contributed greatly in my becoming a successful Counsellor. I also feel that my exposure in this type of environment has enabled me view of a ‘wider’ world and not just that of a therapy room.

I took the decision to change direction and pursue a career in counselling. Over a 10 year period, whilst working full time. I undertook a degree in Psychology in order to train to become a psychotherapist, counsellor and a CBT Therapist.

Qualifications

BSC (hons) Psychology (Course accredited by the British Psychological Society)
PGCert Psychotherapy
Cert Counselling Skills
PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

I subscribe to and work within the UKCP Code of Ethics and the BACP Ethical Framework and undertake regular professional development, as well as having professional indemnity insurance.

If you wish to consider medication, or are seeking a medical diagnosis or a medical report, then an appointment with your GP or a Consultant Psychiatrist would be more appropriate

I provide CBT therapy and counselling for problems such as anxiety, depression, anger, jealousy or relationship problems.

If you would like to make an appointment with Sian for CBT therapy Ashford or Counselling Ashford then please contact us at CBT and Counselling today.

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