Zoe Young Counselling Services. Dip. Couns. MBACP.
01233 641712 / 07983029499
If you are feeling overwhelmed or anxious, lonely or depressed and feel like you have no-one to turn to, I can help. Being listened to in a setting that offers safety, warmth and compassion, free from judgement, can help you to feel really heard and accepted for who you are.
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor. I am registered with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. I will offer you a safe, confidential and non-judegemental space for you to talk through your worries and difficulties. I provide a professional and ethical service and adhere to my professional body's Ethical Framework.
My theoretical approach to counselling is integrative, meaning I work in a person-centred and psychodynamic way. I can help you explore unresolved childhood experiences and what is happening in your life in the here and now. I can help if you are experiencing difficlties in your life that you need to resolve and get your life back on track.
I also offer canine assisted therapy with my two dogs. Having a dog present in the room can offer comfort and unconditional love. They can help you feel more relaxed and less threatened by the process that may involve getting in touch with painful feelings. If you are interested in canine assisted therapy, this will be discussed and agreed in the initial session/appointment. If you would like further information about how canine assisted therapy work, please do not hesitate to email me to ask.
I work with adults, children and adolescents who may be experiencing a wide range of issues, such as:
- relationship issues
- family issues
- unsresolved childhood experiences
- abuse - physical, emotional or sexual
- work related difficulties
- self harm
- suicidal thoughts and feelings.
I can help you to gain new insight and self awareness so that you can make changes in your life, enabling you to move forward.
I have 18 years' experience of working with young people within an educational setting using counselling skills and providing emotional support.
I am able to travel to you if you are unable to travel to me. Give me a call to discuss and we can make arrangements.
Training, qualifications & experience
2011 - Diploma in Counselling - University of Kent, Canterbury.
2007 - Certificate in Counselling Studies - University of Kent, Canterbury.
I attend additional training and workshops as part of my continuing professional development in order to keep abreast of new research, theories and current thinking in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.
I have my own private practice as well as counselling in a secondary school.
I have experience of working for charity organisations.
I am currently working towards accreditation with the BACP.
I have been awarded the Certificate of Profiency by the BACP.
I am committed to offering a highly professional and ethical service and as a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), adhere to their ethical framework.
Additional Training/Workshops Attended:
- Working with Shame.
- Animal Assisted Therapy in Counselling.
- Self Harm and Self Injury.
- Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Rape.
- Worry, Fear and Anxiety.
- Parental Mental Health and the Impact on Children and Adolescents.
- Understanding and Working with Dreams.
- Body Image/Eating Disorders.
- Working Creatively using Art and Play Therapy Techniques.
- Child Protection.
- Youth Mental Health First Aid.
- Working with Eating Issues.
- Attachment Theory.
- NLP (Neuro-LInguistic Programming.)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Low self esteem.
Help setting goals to achieve success.
£40 per session. Each session is 50 minutes duration.
Initial Assessments are for one hour at a fee of £40. There is no obligation to continue following assessment, it does, however, give us the opportunity to meet and decide if you wish to work with me.
My private practice is in Ashford, Kent. I am a 10 minutes drive from the town centre and 5 minutes from J9 of the M20 motorway. There is easy and free parking.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekday evenings. Emergency Appointments usually available.
Types of client