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

How counselling can help you

Does life feel overwhelming or out of control? Are you feeling stuck, lost or confused?  Struggling with your relationships, thoughts, feelings or substance misuse?  Harmony Counselling Kent can help.

Counselling empowers you to take control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour by promoting self-reflection.  As a qualified professional, I strive to create a safe, non-judgemental and confidential therapeutic holding space that provides you with the opportunity to gain a deeper insight and understanding of yourself and your difficulties.  I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), therefore my practice complies with their ethical and professional framework.

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

Counselling can assist in facilitating change in many different ways, with an overall aim of developing healthy coping mechanisms leading to a more fulfilling future.  We will work at your pace with the material you bring.  Together we will explore your present thoughts, feelings and behaviour, as these along with your past experiences impact how you relate to others and situations in the present day

What to expect from your 1st session

Making the decision to engage in counselling can be a difficult and daunting experience, 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 sessions will comprise of a short assessment enabling us to look at your reasons and goals for attending counselling, as well as gaining a short personal history. Your session will enable you to ask any questions or discuss any fears that you may have about the counselling process.  It will also assist you in deciding if counselling with me is something you wish to engage in. 

I offer short or long term counselling and you are free to choose the number of sessions you wish to have. 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 during the counselling process.


My experience

I have experience of working in a variety of settings including the community, inpatient mental health and residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.  Within these settings I have experience of working with a wide variety of clients and difficulties.  I specialise in addictions and have experience of working with carers of addicts.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Integrative counselling (Inter-Psyche)

Certificate in counselling skills (Inter-Psyche)

Current counselling positions

The Kenward Trust - residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation service.
Harmony Therapy Trust - short term therapy with individuals who have life limiting conditions.
Employee assist - providing time limited solution focussed therapy through employee schemes.

Previous counselling positions held

CRI drug and alcohol service - community based drug and alcohol service.
Maidstone and Mid Kent Mind -  low cost therapy for a broad range of presenting difficulties. 

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

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.

My voicemail service is confidential so please leave a message and I will get back to 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
Employee Assistance Programme
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