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.
Counselling Ashford Kent can help you achieve your goals and make you smile again ☺
Counselling is an umbrella term for talking therapies; in which you are provided with a safe and supportive environment in order to explore any problems that might be causing you confusion, pain or discomfort. The aim of counselling is to help you explore the reasons behind your emotional pain, or the feeling of being ‘stuck’ and help you move forward with your life in a positive way.
The role of the counsellor is to enable you to explore your feelings through talking freely and openly. You might find it difficult or embarrassing talking to friends or family about your concerns and often they are likely to be emotionally involved and have opinions and biases. However, by talking to a trained professional, it can help you look at your problems from a different, un-biased, non-judgemental and balanced perspective.
Counselling can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings. The counsellor is there to support you and respect your views. They won't usually give advice, but will help you find your own insights into and understanding of your problems and strategies for moving forward.
It can be a great relief to share your worries and fears with someone who acknowledges your feelings and is able to help you reach a positive solution.
In most cases, it takes a number of sessions before the counselling starts to make a difference, and a regular commitment is required to make the best use of the therapy.
People come to therapy for a variety reasons. However, some of the most common problems individuals seek help with are listed below:-
Anxiety. Depression. Low self-confidence. Social phobia. Anger management. Stress. Bereavement. Workplace bullying. Porn addiction. Jealousy and insecurity. Stress. Relationship difficulties.
Why use Counselling Ashford?
Hundreds of lives have been changed for the better
Proven in building a trusting relationship enabling individuals to find a greater understanding of them self and find a way forward and achieve their goals.
Help, support and guidance - reducing confusion and enabling clarity and choice
Tools for you to continue to use at home once the counselling is completed
BSC(hons) Psychology (accredited by the British Psychological Society)
Cert Counselling Skills
We subscribe to and work within the UKCP Code of Ethics and the BACP Ethical Framework
We will help you understand what is going on in your life that is causing you unhappiness
Feel relaxed in quiet, comfortable environment
Convenient & flexible appointments to suit you.
Ideally located in the heart of Kent in three practices, near Ashford, Canterbury, Maidstone and Medway
Just a note to say how grateful I am for your help and advice. I was so muddled and confused before I had my sessions with you. I can see things more clearly now and have much more confidence after your help and advice. I know I have a bit further to go but with you support I am quite sure I will get there.
P. Bennett - Rye
A friend advised me to come and see you about my anxiety attacks. I must admit to being a little sceptical at first, but you were so patient Sian and you seemed to have a knack in making me see my strengths. I cannot tell you how much it has helped me in my work and social life. I no longer want to hide away when there is an important social event. I can at last look forward to things instead of dreading meeting new people. Thanks you from the bottom of my heart.
As a man in his sixties and having seen various counsellors in the past I didn’t think anyone could help me. As you know I had suffered various bouts of depression throughout the years and had begun to think the problems were ‘built in’ and such a part of me there was no escape. It has been quite a journey but I wanted to thank you for your continuing support , help and advice. At last I can feel more positive and I am in a much happier place – thank you Sian
Thank you so much for all your help and support I feel better than I have for years!
About Counselling Ashford
Through gentle questioning and discussion you gain clarity and understanding of your situation. We will help you find ways to move forward and achieve the goals that you set yourself. We have practices in Ashford, Charing & Egerton