Shirley Kent MFETC.Dip, MNCS (acc)

Shirley Kent MFETC.Dip, MNCS (acc)

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About me

I am a National Counselling Society Accredited Counsellor in private practice. I see clients in Devon and Somerset: Chard, Ilminster, Axminster and Honiton. I adhere to regular supervision and continual professional development.

I offer a free 40 minute, no obligation first consultation which gives you time to find out more about Emotional Therapeutic Counselling and how you feel about me as your counsellor.

I work with young people, adults, older adults, couples and families who are suffering emotional turmoil in their lives.

I specialise in Emotional Therapeutic Counselling, a client led talking therapy which focuses on emotions rather than the mind. I use a range of gentle techniques to help you uncover, explore and express painful emotions to bring about positive change. This effective therapeutic approach supports you to face and understand difficulties in your life, make appropriate changes and move forward feeling stronger, happier and more content.

I am trained to work with Abuse, Addictions, Anger, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Issues, Low Self Esteem, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Personal and Work Related Stress, Relationship Issues, Self-Harm and much more.

I provide understanding, warmth and empathy. I am accepting of all experiences and listen without judgment.

The confidential counselling sessions take place in a safe environment and go at your own pace. There are no rules regarding number or frequency of sessions.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, you are welcome to phone me for an informal chat. If I am unavailable when you call, please leave your message and I’ll get back to you.

Client Testimonials

“I feel so much better since coming to you. I do not think I could have got through these weeks without you and would not hesitate to recommend you”.

“I would like to thank you for your support and understanding. I am feeling a lot better and I am sure this is to do with your caring ways and good listening”.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma in Emotional Therapeutic Counselling and am a Member of the Foundation for Emotional Therapeutic Counselling.

I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society. (this means my training has been approved and assessed by the National Counselling Society).

I adhere to regular supervision and continual professional development.

I came to Emotional Therapeutic Counselling through my own therapy journey, having benefited personally from its application. Having spent the majority of my working life in management within the business sector, I decided it was time for change so embarked on training to become an Emotional Therapeutic Counsellor.

I believe in the effectiveness of this therapy.


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Free, confidential, no obligation initial consultation. This 40-minute (approx.) consultation gives you the opportunity to find out more about Emotional Therapeutic Counselling, and to know how you feel about me as your counsellor.

Subsequent one hour Consultations are charged at £35.00 for individuals and £45.00 for couples.

Sessions normally last for one hour however extended sessions are available, if required.

I offer face to face flexible appointments daytime, evening and weekends. Appointments by Telephone or Skype can also be arranged.

I feel that counselling should be accessible, to all. If you are on a low income concessions can be arranged.

Further information

To find out more about Emotional Therapeutic Counselling please visit

Maps & Directions

Honiton, EX14
Ilminster, TA19

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Appointments are available Monday to Saturday daytime and evening.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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