Emma Farrell, Dip Couns, Registered MBACP

Emma Farrell, Dip Couns, Registered MBACP

4 Hoath Business Centre
Hoath Lane
Gillingham
Kent
ME8 0SW

07729 020351

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4 Hoath Business Centre
Hoath Lane
Gillingham
Kent
ME8 0SW

07729 020351

About me

Does life feel overwhelming or out of control? Are you feeling stuck, lost or confused?  Do you feel like history is repeating itself and want a more fulfilling future? Harmony Counselling Kent can help.

Counselling empowers you to explore and process the difficulties you are facing in a confidential and safe therapeutic environment.  I am friendly and welcoming and we will work at your pace.  You will be in control of your journey.  This provides the opportunity to gain a deeper insight and understanding of yourself as well as your current challenges.

Change is facilitated in many ways, with an overall aim of reducing emotional distress and developing healthy coping mechanisms leading to a more fulfilling future.  You are the expert on yourself therefore we will work collaboratively with the material you bring.  Counselling focusses on your future and moving past any blocks that prevent you from living your life how you wish. Together we will explore your present thoughts, feelings and behaviour, as well as your past experiences.  Often early or repetitive messages (both verbal and non-verbal) as well as life experiences play a vital role in how you relate to others and situations in the present day.  I therefore place great value and importance on our relationship and strive to provide a non-judgemental holding space, promoting self-reflection and growth.  This, in my experience as both client and counsellor, is one of the most important factors in successful therapeutic change.

Your starting point and end goals are unique as your difficulties affect you in an individual way.  With this in mind my counselling approach is flexible and will be tailored to your needs, respecting both you and your goals.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), therefore my practice complies with their ethical and professional framework.

What to expect from your 1st session

Making the decision to engage in counselling can be difficult and daunting. I therefore aim to make this process as stress free as possible and provide a safe environment for you to explore your feelings. Your first session will enable us to look at your reasons and goals for attending counselling. During this time, you can ask any questions or discuss any fears that you may have about the counselling process.  After your initial session, you are welcome to book further sessions or take some time to reflect on your experience and decide if counselling with me is something you wish to engage in. 

I offer short or long term counselling and can usually see you within 4 days. We will regularly discuss your journey to check that you are still gaining what you require from counselling. 

Please do not be put off if you are not certain of your end goals. Counselling is a fluid process and goals can often change, however these become apparent throughout the counselling process. 

My experience

I have experience of working in a variety of settings including charities, inpatient mental health, universities and residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.  Within these settings, I have worked with a wide variety of presenting difficulties.  I specialise in addictions and have experience of working with carers affected by their loved one’s substance use.  I can work creatively if you feel this would be helpful.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Integrative counselling (Inter-Psyche)

Certificate in counselling skills (Inter-Psyche)

Thought Field Therapy practitioner (TFT) – effective for rapid relief from emotional distress or anxiety

Current counselling positions

WalkTall - Adult, young person and child counsellor. 
Harmony Therapy Trust - Short term therapy with individuals who have life limiting conditions. 
Employee Assist - Time limited solution focussed therapy through employee schemes.

Previous counselling positions

CRI drug and alcohol service - Community based drug and alcohol service.
Maidstone and Mid Kent Mind -  Low cost therapy within a mental health charity. 
The Kenward Trust - Residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation service.

I also work as a mental health mentor providing support to university students.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life limiting conditions

Fees

I am able to offer sessions either weekly or bi-weekly. The cost per session is £35 payable by cash or card.

If making phone contact feels too difficult then please contact me by email / text.

My voicemail is confidential so please leave a message and I will get back to you.  Please advise if I am able to leave a message for you.

Further information

Off road parking is provided.

Easy access from the M2 and A2, I am also on the 130 and 131 bus route.

I hold a full enhanced DBS and professional indemnity insurance.

Disabled access is available  - please advise if wheelchair access is needed as this is available in an alternative room.

Maps & Directions

Gillingham, ME8 0SW

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends daytime and evening sessions.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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