Elizabeth Houghton, counsellor and psychotherapist

Elizabeth Houghton, counsellor and psychotherapist

Dovecote Centre
TN24 8QE

07786 962364

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Dovecote Centre
TN24 8QE

07786 962364

About me

Welcome to my directory page.

I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who has worked in talking therapies for the last 12 years in a variety of therapeutic settings. I am dedicated to running a private practice in Ashford and I am also an NHS counsellor in the Shepway and Ashford areas.

My approach is Client-Centred and Outcome-Orientated. I do not view therapy as a strict adherence to one approach; instead I aim to work collaboratively with you to ascertain your unique and holistic needs, drawing on a wide range of practices, whilst respecting your pace and safety. These include:

  • Contemporary Psychotherapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Neuro Linguistics Programming (NLP)
  • Experiential-Focusing
  • Psycho-Education
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Problem and Solution focusing
  • Cognitve Behavioural Therapy

I facilitate either specific outcomes or ones that are more open ended and wider ranging. Sessions start as being weekly and then, as appropriate, may become less frequent. The first session is an opportunity for us to consider how we might effectively work together. Assessment doesn't involve a set of questions-answers, it is continually updated according to different stages and needs in your recovery or personal development. I consider your feedback to be vitally important to this process.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registrations and affiliations

  • BUPA recognised therapist
  • Registered member of UK Council for Psychotherapy
  • Accredited and registered member of Community for Contemporary Psychotherapists
  • Member of College of Hypno-Psychotherapists


  • Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy: client-centred, integrative, outcome-orientated, hypno-psychotherapeutic
  • Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistics Programming
  • Diploma in Counselling: humanistic

I am experienced in a variety of settings including:

  • Mental health
  • Addictions
  • The criminal justice system
  • Community counselling
  • EAPs
  • Trauma and abuse


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bodily Distress conditions such as Fibromyalgia.


My fees are £40 and sessions last between 60 and 90 minutes.

An initial free telephone consultation is available for up to 20 minutes.

Some discounted places are available in accordance with clients' resources and commitment.

Additional self-empowering activities that you can do between sessions will usually be offered, to greatly enhance the value of your investment.

Further information

If you would like to contact me to make an an appointment, or if you are considering working with me you can find my confidential number at the top of the page or alternatively click the above link to email me.

Maps & Directions

Ashford, TN24 8QE

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Daytime and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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