Sabine Farren-Hawkins Ad.Dip.Hum.Couns.MBACP

Sabine Farren-Hawkins  Ad.Dip.Hum.Couns.MBACP

Lombard Wellness Centre
12-17 Upper Bridge Street

Minnis Bay

07757 532767

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Lombard Wellness Centre
12-17 Upper Bridge Street

Minnis Bay

07757 532767

About me


I feel it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help when you need it.
Life can be challenging and tough at times.

This is where counselling can help.

I provide a confidential, trustworthy and non-judgmental environment so that we may work together through your own personal issues and difficulties.

After our first contact, we would have an assessment session. This will enable both of us to discuss the issue at hand and whether we are able to work together as it is very important for you to feel at ease with your counsellor.

About me

I started my experience in counselling visiting the elderly as well as detainees. I then joined a bereavement agency before setting up my private practice as well as working as a counsellor for the University of Kent.
All of the above have given me a lot of experience over a broad range of issues.

I trained on a BACP accredited course. This course included Person-Centred, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt models of counselling but I also use a wide range of tools from other therapies including CBT, NLP as well as Solution focused brief therapy as this enables us to use the most effective therapy for you.

I am bi-lingual in French.

I run my practice from 2 locations - The Wellness Centre in Canterbury and Minnis Bay, Birchington. Kent

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from a BACP accredited course.

I have Certificates for training in the following:

  • Sudden and Traumatic Death
  • The effects of Suicide
  • Bereavement, Homelessness and Addiction
  • Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection
  • A child’s grief
  • Cruse Bereavement Care training course
  • Mental Health First Aid Lite Course

I hold a current DBS (Home office Disclosure and Barring Service’s criminal records enhanced Disclosure). This used to be known as a CRB

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Parental issues


Bereavement (inc. bereavement by suicide)

Lifestyle issues

Anxiety, stress (inc. panic attacks)

Photos & videos

  • Bay View Practice, Minnis Bay
  • Minnis Bay


Fee per session - £ 40.00 - Birchington
                            £ 45.00 - Canterbury

Payable by Paypal or cash. Please note that sessions will only be booked once payment has been received in advance.

If paying by cash, the payment for the following session will be required on the 1st session. 

Cancellation policy –   48 hrs notice is required to avoid cancellation charge.

Cancellation charge – Full cost of one session.

Further information

Appointments -

Daytime and evening appointments are available during the week. - Birchington practice

Fridays only - Canterbury practice

The first appointment is at 8 am.
The last appointment of the day is at 7pm.

Please contact me for availability.

Maps & Directions

Canterbury, CT1 2NF
Birchington, CT7

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: French


Appointments - Daytime and evening appointments are available - Minnis Bay. Fridays only - Canterbury Please contact me for availability.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults