Patsy Chester MBACP, MNCS (Accred).

Patsy Chester MBACP, MNCS (Accred).



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About me

I am a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor working primarily in Herne Bay, Kent. I offer this service to everyone in the area and am available to to help and support you in your time of need.I provide a safe, respectful and supportive environment where you can talk about thoughts and feelings that worry or frighten you without fear of criticism or judgement.

The purpose of counselling is to assist people to make beneficial changes to their lives. I can help you to look at all areas of your life gaining a different perspective and to look at areas that may benefit from change. Everyone is different so I work in a flexible manner according to each clients' needs.

I normally suggest that before the first session we meet for a free 15-20 minute consultation so you can feel what it might be like working  together with me and when we can identify your hopeful counselling outcomes.

Please contact me to make a consultation appointment to discuss how I can best help you.

Taking the first step towards seeking professional help can feel like the most difficult step to take, but once taken  the outcome can be fulfiing and rewarding.

Training, qualifications & experience

  As a counsellor I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and  I am  accreditied by the National Counselling Society MNCS (Accred).

I have an MA in Childhood Studies and a Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I  work with adolescents, parents and young children in one to one or in a group context.

I can work with clients who have experienced abuse, anger, anxiety, bereavement, childhood sexual abuse, depression,  domestic violence,  family issues, loss, low self-esteem and confidence, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, post-natal depression, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress, relationship issues, stress.

I have worked within the NHS, Social Welfare and Educational fields.

I have offered counselling within a Childrens' Hospice, a Childrens' Centre with children and adults,  community counselling services, the NHS and local counselling charity services.

I have undertaken further counselling course which enable me to meet the needs of clients who have depression, anxiety, lonliness, bereavement, addiction, relationship difficulties, survivors of abuse and stress.

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The initial 15-20 minute consulataion is free.

After then each session is £40.00 per 50 minute session.

I can offer reduced rates to people who are on low incomes or in financial difficulties. This can be discussed when we first meet.

Reduced rates available for counselling students.

Maps & Directions

Canterbury, CT6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


8.30 am to 5pm each Monday. Then flexible timings across the week according to individual needs.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults