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Katie Harris

Ashford Practice

Counselling Ashford

 

My name is Katie Harris and I’m a fully qualified counsellor based at CBT and Counselling Ashford practice. I’m a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

I have a wealth of experience counselling both adults and children, with problems such as anxiety, depression or relationship issues. I’m also experienced in more the specialised areas of therapy. Including rape, historical sexual abuse and bereavement counselling. These different specialisms require me to work in different ways therapeutically. Depending on a persons individual needs.

I consider myself empathic, warm and non-judgemental way. My aim is to help you feel at ease so you are able to speak openly about the problems you are facing. The relationship between the therapist and the individual is one of the most important parts of the therapy process. I will help you try and identify any unhelpful patterns of behaviour that you may be unaware of so keep repeating. Together we will work on making the any changes you feel necessary.

It will be your safe, confidential space to be able talk about whatever you need to enable you to move forward more positively.

I work diversely and have vast experience working with mixed cultures, same gender relationships, families and friendships. No problem is too big or too small.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe to and works within the UKCP Code of Ethics and the BACP Ethical Framework. I also 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 her via CBT and Counselling Kent Today. Request to see Katie

Lynn Garbutt

Egerton Practice

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Ashford

 

My name is Lynn Garbutt an experienced therapist based at both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Ashford and Egerton practices.

I’m 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. I will help you explore your concerns and establish what might be stopping you moving forward. I consider myself sincere, practical and encouraging. My aim is to help you understand the relationship between beliefs, feelings and thoughts. Because these will be having an effect on your emotional well-being.

I will take an active role in helping your with your particular concerns. My approach is based on empathy and understanding and the belief that you are the person who knows the most about your own experiences. It’s 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.

My Background

My career began as a tutor teaching literacy and numeracy within Adult Education and the prison service. It was here that I gained valuable experience teaching both young adults and mature students. I soon realised that students often needed further support to overcome barriers which prevented them learning effectively. Issues 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,

I also have experience working on a voluntary basis with The ‘Silver Line’ charity – a befriending service helping people to combat loneliness. This means supporting people of different ages and walks of life who found themselves lonely and isolated for a variety of reasons.  Particularly when they had a significant life change. I’m also a ‘Silver Line’ trainer working with new volunteers to become ‘Silver Line’ befrienders like myself.

Qualifications

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. Alongside  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 Ashford for problems such as anxiety,  depression, anger or jealousy and so on.

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. Request an appointment to see Lynn

Sally Cloke

Brabourne Practice

Adult & Child Counselling Ashford (Brabourne)

 

My name is Sally Cloke and I’m fully qualified therapist for both adult and child counselling Ashford. I’m a BACP (British Association Counsellors & Psychotherapists) accredited ‘Integrative Counsellor which means I draw upon a wide range of different therapeutic approaches to meet your individual needs.

My aim is to build a trusting, non-judgemental therapeutic relationship between us, which should enable you to feel deeply understood and fully accepted for who you are.

I have gained a wealth of experience counselling across private, public and voluntary sectors.

Adult counselling Ashford

I consider myself to be warm, approachable and kind with an aim to provide a safe, confidential environment. In other words, when the quality of therapy is high quality you will feel much better placed to open up and talk through what is troubling you.

With my help you will achieve 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 problematic thoughts or feelings. This will result in you moving forward in a more positive way.

Child counselling Ashford

Alongside working with children in private practice, I also have experience counselling children in both residential and fostering settings and young people statemented with Autism.

Not only do I offer a safe space to talk, I also provide a range of creative resources depending on the needs of your child. In my experience, younger children benefit from having opportunities to work in a creative way. Therefore, I use a range of materials such as clay, drawing or games to encourage them to open up. Above all young people are more comfortable when the focus is directed away from them. I work to empower a child and encourage self-expression.

In conclusion, an open relationship between therapist and child provides an environment where they feel safe enough to be honest, without a fear of being judged. When your child feels properly heard and fully understood, they are able to move forward more positively. More about counselling for children

Ethical standards

I subscribe to and work within the UKCP Code of Ethics and the BACP Ethical Framework and undertake regular professional development. Alongside holding professional indemnity insurance.

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

If you would like to make an appointment to see Sally for either adult or child counselling Ashford (Brabourne). Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Request an appointment

Sian Jones

Ashford Practice

Counselling & CBT Ashford

 

My name is Sian Jones BSc (hons) and I’m a fully qualified Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based at CBT Ashford. I am the founder of CBT and Counselling Kent and have extensive counselling experience, athough I now tend to specialise in CBT therapy and relationship counselling.    practice ‘Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy’ (REBT) which falls under the cognitive behavioural therapy umbrella.

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

How I can help

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

Together we will rationalise your situation so you are able to see the wood from the trees. This will enable you clarity of mind and help reduce any confusion. It’s not about forcing you to take a particular course of action, it’s about empowering you to have choice.

The building of a trusting relationship with is one of the most important factors in order for you to feel comfortable enough to discuss your feelings. I regularly receive feedback people don’t want a counsellor to just sit there and nod, waiting for you to speak. Therefore, 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 to see Sian at Counselling & CBT Ashford. Then please contact us at CBT and Counselling today. Request an appointment

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