Our Locations - West Malling

Katherine Keen – Adult/Child

Sevenoaks & West Malling Practice

Adult and Child Counselling Sevenoaks & West Malling


Hello, my name is Katherine and I’m a fully qualified adult and young person therapist.  I have a level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a BSc in Psychology and a Diploma in Counselling for Children and Young People.  I’m also a registered member of the BACP, so therefore adhere to their code of ethics.

I consider myself a calm, compassionate and gentle therapist – who fully listens – in order to understand.

CBT and Counselling for adults


My core training is in the Person-Centred, Humanistic Approach. Which takes the view, that given the right support, everyone can reach their full potential. As a person-centred therapist, I will value and accept you, just as you are. I will also endeavour to step into your world, in order to try and see things from your perspective. The person-centred approach benefits individuals in many ways, such as increasing self-awareness, improving self-esteem, self-acceptance and a sense of empowerment.

I will support you to tell your story and help you explore your day to day experiences so you find a more positive way forward

I provide the time and space for you to be able to on YOU with no interruptions. You will be able to talk about anything and everything, without judgement. Together, we will find a way for you to find a greater understanding of yourself and your behaviours, where certain behaviours may originate from and provide you with coping mechanisms for the future.

I’m experienced in problems such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and gender issues. Also problems with relationships, post-natal depression, the menopause, bereavement, abuse, family relationships/issues, body-image and trauma.  Self-esteem, attachment, self-harm, LGBTQ+, depression, anxiety and relationships

Counselling for young people


I work with children and young people from the age of 8. I inititally qualified as a teacher in 2003 and have worked with students from year 1  to Year 13. I’m  experienced in working with young people with every type of problem.

My experience has included work on issues such as: self-esteem, attachment, self-harm, depression, anxiety, relationships with others. Along with trauma, adjustment to social/foster care and adverse childhood experiences. I also have many years of experience, working with children and young people with an ASD or ADHD diagnosis.

I use a range of techniques which are tailored to each young person’ unique and individual needs. With younger children I might use a variety of techniques, such as drawing, story-boards, images, music and painting. Along with therapy cards, games, mindfulness and meditation.  These techniques help to create an open, relaxed and trusting environment, in which children can begin to explore and make sense of their feelings.

With older children, I offer a similar creative but more structured approach during therapy, depending on their age and specific needs. . Together, we learn about who they are, what helps them and what holds them back. I am there to listen and fully accept them, offering a non-judgemental space that’s just for them.

I am continually learning and participating in continuing professional development. Recent training includes: Suicide and self-harm, Working with narcissistic personality disorders. Supporting children through grief. Internal Family Systems model.Trauma and shame. Online and telephone counselling, safeguarding and prevention training.

Ethical standards


I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I adhere to their ethical framework. I also undertake regular clinical supervision, professional development and hold full professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Katherine for Adult or child  Counselling Sevenoaks or West Malling. Please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today. Book here now




Sara O’Donnell – Adult Therapist

West Malling Practice

CBT & Counselling West Malling


My name is Sara O’Donnell and I’m a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor based at Counselling West Malling. I’m an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS). Along with being a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

I subscribe to and work within the NCS code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework. Alongside undertaking regular professional development and supervision as well as having professional indemnity insurance.

I have a number of years’ experience running my own private practice for in a wide range of problems. Such as: – anxiety, stress, depression, relationship problems or bereavement.

How I can help

I genuinely care about and treat each person as an individual, so I will never impose a ‘one treatment fits all’ approach. I use an ‘integrative approach’ which means I combine different elements of specific therapies.  My commitment is to listen to your challenges, however big or small and tailor the sessions accordingly to suit you.

You will be treated with the utmost respect, empathy and understanding. I will help you explore any issues, which might be affecting your health, relationships, work and quality of life.

Counselling offers insight into difficulties that may have arisen from your past which may still affect you in the here and now. CBT therapy focusses on changing any negative thoughts and behaviours you may have into more positive ones.

Counselling allows you the time and space to explore and try and understand yourself in a safe, supportive environment. As an experienced therapist, I will help you feel understood and heard so you can begin to make sense your problems and begin the process to heal.

Ethical Standards

As a member of BACP I subscribe to their code of ethics. This includes undertaking continuous professional development and clinical Supervision. I also hold professional indemnity insurance in order to be able to practice.

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

If you would like to make an appointment with Sara for counselling West Malling . Then please contact her via CBT and Counselling Kent today.  Request an appointment with Sara 

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