Adult and Child Counselling Ashford (Brabourne)
My name is Sally Cloke and I work at CBT and Counselling Ashford practice – based in Brabourne. I am fully qualified and offer both adult, teenage and counselling for children. I am a BACP accredited ‘Integrative Counsellor’ which means I am able to draw from a range of different therapeutic approaches to meet your individual needs and goals. I work hard on building a trusting, non-judgemental and meaningful therapeutic relationship to ensure you feel deeply understood and fully accepted for who you are.
I have gained a wealth of experience counselling across private, public and voluntary sectors. I consider myself to be warm, approachable and kind with an aim to provide a safe, confidential environment. I strongly believe, when therapy is of high quality, it will enable you to be much better placed to want to open up and talk through what is troubling you, and with my support, gain a better understanding of yourself. This understanding builds confidence, leading you to be more able to identify your own solutions to the problems you face. This feeling of empowerment will enable you to move past any distressing thoughts or difficult feelings allowing you clarity of mind and a positive way forward.
I have vast experience providing counselling for both children and young people, in a broad range of therapeutic settings, both residential and fostering. Outside of my private therapy, I also work with young people who are statemented with Autism. When working with children, not only do I offer a safe space to talk, I also provide a range of creative resources. In my experience, children benefit from having opportunities to work in a creative way, choosing from a range of materials such as clay, drawing or playing games. Children often find it more comfortable to express their thoughts and concerns when the focus is not directed at them but redirected onto an activity. I work to empower a child and encourage self-expression.
When carrying out child counselling, I believe that the building of an open and honest relationship between myself and the young person, provides an environment where they can be really honest, without a fear of being judged. It is important for children to feel properly heard and fully accepted to enable them to move forward.
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
If you would like to make an appointment to see Sally at for either child counselling or adult counselling at CBT and Counselling Ashford (Brabourne) then please contact CBT and Counselling Kent Today