Mary Saunders MBACP, Dip. Couns
Kings Hill Community Centre
70 Gibson Drive
You may not have had counselling before and have been thinking about it for some time. In my experience, it’s like knowing you need help without knowing where to start.
I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor, which means I draw from a range of therapeutic approaches. I aim to empower my clients into making positive changes in their lives. I work on the understanding that each client is the expert on their own life. My approach is honest and real and I work with you in confidence and at a pace that is right for you. Understanding the underlying nature of your emotional difficulties can help to relieve suffering and can open up the possibility for change.
Counselling offers insight into difficulties that may have arisen from the past, out of your awareness it recognises how these may still affect you in the here and now and focuses on changing negative thoughts and behaviours into more positive ones. The way I work allows you to feel accepted, heard and will enable you to feel clearer about your journey in life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in in Therapeutic Counselling, CPCAB
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, CPCAB
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, CPCAB
SLABS Bereavement Counselling
Continuing Professional Development courses and seminars including:
- Dealing with Trauma and Traumatic memories
- Group Work
- Working with Bereaved Families
- Attachment and Character Strategies
- Prolonged Grief Disorder
- Working with anxiety and depression
- Assessing and Managing Risk to Self
- Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
I work out of two calm tranquil locations with plenty of free parking.
£40 for a 50 minute session
£55 for couple counselling 1hr 15 min
Counselling student discounts available
As well as private practice, I work as a Counsellor at Harris Hospice where I work with bereaved clients.
I also work at North West Kent Alternative Provision Service - where I work with adolescents on a one to one basis with presenting issues such as: anger and low self esteem.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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