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Sian Jones - Ashford & Charing Practice

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.

Sian is qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Relationship Counsellor with over five years’ experience.

Sian’s kind, empathetic, straightforward approach will help you develop an understanding of yourself and provide you with support to work on the problems you face. Sian will help you see the wood from the trees and enable clarity of mind by reducing 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 confide your feelings and emotions.

Sian certainly won’t sit there silently nodding, waiting for you to speak, she will however, take an active part in conversation and in the process of recovery and change. Her background is in fact, within the corporate world of 'Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd' where she worked for many years in a variety of management roles. To some, this might appear far removed from what she does now. However, Sian firmly believes the training, structure and discipline she gained during this time has contributed greatly in her becoming a successful Counsellor. Sian also feels that the exposure in this type of environment has enabled her view of a 'wider' world and not just that of a therapy room.

Sian has gleaned great insight into people from all walks of life on both the personal and professional level along with a wealth of contribution from her own life experiences. In the early days of her career Sian quickly realised her strengths lie in dealing with and understanding people, as customers and colleagues alike were drawn to her for coaching, help and advice. This led to Sian taking the decision to completely change direction and pursue a career in Counselling. Over an 8 year period, whilst working full time, Sian undertook a degree in Psychology in order to train to become a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and a CBT Therapist.

In addition to her academic training she also worked on a voluntary basis for 'Victim Support' specialising in supporting victims of domestic violence and serious sexual crime. Again, Sian believes this has given her a rich and valued experience of dealing with people in an honest but empathetic way.

BSC
(hons) Psychology (Course accredited by the British Psychological Society)

PGCert Psychotherapy

Cert Counselling Skills

PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Sian subscribes 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

Lynn Garbutt- Egerton Practice

PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Lynn is qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) specialising in Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) which comes under the CBT umbrella. Lynn completed her diploma at ‘The College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’- Regents University, London.

Lynn prides herself on offering a safe, confidential, warm and supportive environment in order to help you explore your concerns and to establish what might be stopping you moving forward. Her sincere, practical, encouraging approach will help you understand the relationship between beliefs, feelings and thoughts and the effect these may be having on your emotional well-being.

Lynn prefers to take a more active role in helping people with their particular concerns and her approach is based on empathy and understanding and the belief that you are the person who knows the most about your own experiences. She believes that it is important to consider the whole person in order to properly understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Lynn 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.

Lynn’s career began as a tutor within Adult Education and the prison service where she taught literacy, numeracy and English language. Here, she gained valuable experience teaching both young adults and mature students. She soon realised that her students often needed further support to overcome barriers which prevented them learning effectively such as - anger, low self-esteem, stress and/or a lack of confidence.  It was during that time that Lynn became interested in CBT as she came to realise that this therapy could help students with these barriers enabling to progress with their learning.

In addition to the above, Lynn also gained experience working on a voluntary basis with The ‘Silver Line’ charity; a befriending service helping people to combat loneliness. She supported people of different ages and walks of life who found  themselves lonely and isolated for a variety of reasons but particularly when they had a significant life change. Lynn was also a ‘Silver Line’ trainer and has worked with new volunteers in order for them to become ‘Silver Line’ befrienders like her.

Lynn is a Qualified CBT Counsellor
PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Lynn subscribes to and works within the UKCP Code of Ethics and the BACP Ethical Framework and 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.