Kate Jones Dip.Couns, Reg.MBACP
It's not always easy to talk to family and friends about what is troubling us, and talking to a counsellor who is independant of you and your situation, can help you start to face, manage and overcome overwhelming feelings and problems.
If you are looking for adult counselling ...
Maybe you are reading this having made the decision to see a counsellor, and now need to choose the right one. With so many different counsellors and counselling approaches available, this can feel daunting, but the most important element of counselling is the counselling relationship. Counselling is most successful when you find a counsellor who you feel comfortable with and trust. This relationship can provide a safe space for you to feel able to be open about your difficulties, and this is what I strive to offer. Our first session would be free of charge to assess your needs.
As a fully qualified and experienced counselling practitioner, I will provide a caring, non-judgemental, and supportive environment where you will feel listened to no matter what the problem is. Honesty about how we really feel can seem risky, and make us feel vulnerable, but the courage to face our issues can provide great opportunity for change and growth. I work in a comfortable and confidential private practice setting.
The first session will focus on finding out more about you, taking some personal details and making a few written notes, (although this is the only time notes are taken in session.) I will explain further about me and how counselling works, and you can ask me any questions so you feel fully informed. We will agree on how we will work together and explore what you want from counselling.
I am trained as a Humanistic counsellor, and am influenced by the Humanistic approaches to counselling, this means the work is centered around you, focussing on what you want from sessions and what you bring to each session. They are your sessions and it is your space and time to use how you wish.
If you are looking to find a counsellor for a child...
It is important to find a counsellor that your child can feel at ease with. I strive to create an environment where children feel they can be themselves without judgement or apprehension. It can take time for a trusting relationship to build, and patience and acceptance is key to enable counselling to be successful. Children's counselling is different from adult counselling as often children do not have the vocabulary to explain, or have developed an understanding of how they feel or why they do things. These areas can be accessed through their play which provides a safe way for children to work through their problems, thoughts and feelings.
If you are looking to find a counsellor for an adolescent...
Young people experience many pressures in today's world, and navigating their lives at a time of huge emotional and physical change can be distressing, confusing and overwhelming. The Counselling I offer supports adolescents in making sense of this challenging time, as they begin to discover who they are. I strive to provide Counselling support which is both appropriate and adaptable to each individual, whatever their stage of maturity, and this can include the use of play, creative media and practical techniques alongside conversation.
Throughout my practice I have worked with a broad range of clients and have experience of working with a wide range of issues. I support clients with specific mental health problems like anxiety and depression, help clients who are struggling through bereavement and loss, and clients who have relationship problems to name a few. Additionally, I have specialist experience of working within many primary and secondary schools across Kent, within a hospice, women's refuge and addictions clinic.
Accessing counselling you may naturally have questions, concerns and reservations. I am more than happy to discuss any of these by phone, text or email beforehand to help you feel more informed. I believe in counselling being available for all, and offer reduced rates in special circumstances as outlined below. For a free introductory session where we can begin to talk about what is troubling you please email me using the link above, or text/phone me on 07887 406147 and we can arrange a convenient time to meet.
I offer flexibility regarding the amount of counselling sessions you wish to have, and the frequency you wish to have them. In my experience attending counselling sessions on a weekly or fortnightly basis is most beneficial, but I will be guided by your requirements and situation so you remain in control. We can review your requirements at regular intervals and if things need to change.
I offer a reduced rate for those wishing to book a block of 6 sessions as detailed below.
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I can be found on their website, and work to their ethical code of conduct. I have an enhanced DBS check and am fully insured.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Certficate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Certificate in Working with Children
Thought Field Therapy Algorithm practitioner
Neuroscience and Attachment Training
Working with Teenagers
Working with Boundaries
Working with Young People and Children with SEN Working with sexual abuse. Working therapeutically with groups
I have specialist experience and training within the following fields:
Addiction counselling (within a Kent Drug and Alcohol agency)
Domestic Violence (within women's refuges across Kent.)
Bereavement and Grief counselling (within a Kent hospice)
In schools across Kent working with parents, children and adolescents.
Counselling looked-after children in foster care placements
Working with Children with special educational needs.
In addition to this I have worked as a CPCAB Tutor, and have trained students at a Counselling college in counselling skills and studies to Level 3 standard.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
The first assessment session is free of charge and is 30 - 50 minutes in length.
All single sessions per adult, adolescent or child thereafter are £40 each and 50 minutes in length.
Reduced rate sessions are available when a block of 6 sessions is booked. The total fee is £220 and full payment is required as the first of these sessions begins which is non refundable. This can be booked at any point.
Consessions are available on request for those on a low income. Please enquire.
Counselling students £20 - This reduced rate is for Adults who are currently enrolled on a recognised Counselling course which requires personal therapy as part of the course requirements.
Payment can be made by cash or cheque at each session, or through bank transfer via mobile or internet banking.
If choosing to pay by bank transfer, monies should be transferred on the day of your counselling session.
Parking is available.
Central discreet location which is easily accessible.
Please note that I may be with a client prior to your session time. It's appreciated if you arrive for your appointment at the agreed time. Many thanks.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday appointments available 9.30am - 7pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|