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Counselling starts with two important decisions;

Firstly, do I want to seek support from a counsellor? You’ve already made this decision which is why you’ve Googled ‘counselling’ and found this website or my Facebook page.

Secondly, which counsellor is right for me? This decision can be somewhat harder but my low cost service gives you the opportunity to see if counselling and I am right for you.

Some people have a very clear idea of why they feel the need to start or return to counselling, others are confused by their feelings and may feel out of control or alone. For some, counselling is an opportunity to better understand the choices they make and patterns they repeat.

I understand that life can be both challenging and frustrating, and that you may feel overwhelmed by your feelings. I understand that you may be very clear about the changes that you want to make in your life, or that you might have had experience that you’re finding difficult to cope with.

Whatever your reasons, be assured you will be treated with respect, confidentiality and given the space to be yourself.

About Rebecca

Hello, my name is Rebecca. I am a professionally qualified, registered and experienced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in Maidstone, Kent. After working in colleges, university and prison for the past 13 years, I have experience of working with both adults and young people with a range of emotional and learning difficulties.

Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Mem no-774144).

Counselling/Psychotherapy/Psychology Qualifications and Training:
  • Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. National Counselling Society.
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. National Counselling Society.
  • M.A. Psychoanalytic Studies. Brunel University.
  • B.A. (Hons) Psychosocial Studies. University of East London.
  • Mindfulness Skills and Practice. College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CCBT). Nov 2014.
  • Self-Harm – Intermediate. Level 3 (KSCB). September 2014.
  • Sexual Abuse - How to Identify the signs and Understand the Issues. Level 2 (KSCB). July 2014.
  • Child Protection: Understanding Online Risks. Level 2 (KSCB). July 2014.
  • Essential Safeguarding from Early Help to Referral. Level 2 (KSCB). May 2014.
  • Child Sexual Exploitation. Level 2 (KSCB). February 2014.
  • Applied Suicide intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Award. LivingWorks and KCC. April 2013.
  • Understanding Female Genital Mutilation. Home Office. Feb 2015.Youth Mental Health First Aid Award. LivingWorks and KCC. March 2013.
Other Qualifications and Training:
  • Irlen Institute. Certified Irlen Screener.
  • OCN/Medway Dyslexia Association. Level 5 Cert- Teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties.
  • NOCN. Level 3 Cert- Supporting Learners with Dyslexia.
  • Canterbury Christ Church University College. PGCE- Post Compulsory Education.


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About Counselling

Counselling provides you with the opportunity to discuss your problems and any difficult feelings you’re having in a safe, confidential environment with a trained professional.

Counsellors do not give advice, do not make decisions for you or make judgements about your situation, we believe that you are your own expert.

Counselling can help you explore your feelings about your life at this time or in the past. The Counsellor’s role is to listen and to respond with understanding.

I will respect you and offer empathy, compassion and a non-judgmental relationship. I will bring my professional training and personal experience together to offer a counselling experience that allows you to move forward in your life.

I am a Person-Centred Counsellor, within this approach I will work to understand your experience from your point of view. I will positively value you as a person in all aspects of your humanity, while aiming to be honest and genuine. This is vital to helping you feel accepted and better understand your own feelings - essentially helping you to reconnect with your inner values and sense of self-worth. This reconnection with their inner resources enables you to find your own way to move forward.

I also offer mindfulness guidance. Some people find that mindfulness exercises and resources can help them be more aware of how they think and feel at any given time. For some, mindfulness enables them to feel more in control of their thoughts and feelings or better able to manage their emotional state. Mindfulness exercises can guide a person to become more ‘present’, it is this state of not dwelling in the past or worrying about the future that can improve emotional wellbeing.

Fees

I believe that everyone who needs to see a counsellor should be able to do so. Cost should not be the reason that you are not able to access support.
  • £20
    Day Time Sessions
  • 7am - 5pm
  • £30
    Evening Sessions
  • 5pm-8pm

Location/ Contact Us

I am based in Maidstone, servicing the surrounding area including Tonbridge, Ashford, Sittingbourne and the Medway Towns.

I am located within walking distance of both Maidstone East and West Train stations.

I have free private parking on site.

Contact Info

Low Cost Counselling Maidstone
Postley Road
Maidstone
ME15 6TG
email: lowcostcounsellingmaidstone@gmail.com