Joanne Holland

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Adv. Dip. Couns. Cert Couples Couns MBACP
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Aylesford ME20 & West Malling ME19
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About me

  • I have over 17 years experience as a Qualified Counsellor working in private practice and within the NHS.

At times life can feel unmanageable and overwhelming and we struggle to cope in our usual ways. Sometimes we just need some time to ourselves, to reflect on our lives in a space where we won't be judged. Sadly many of us struggle with this as our thoughts become negative and undermine us; put simply we can have a 'Bad relationship with ourself'. Counselling can help you to understand why this is and help you find a new inner voice, that is supportive, kinder, more compassionate and a much nicer friend to you.

About Me:

I provide counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and work within their ethical framework for good practice. I attend regular continuing professional training and have Insurance.

My experience of working within the primary care trusts (NHS) 'Counselling and Psychology services' has given me a wealth of experience of working with a wide range of issues within G.P's practices; with Anxiety and Depression being one of the most common complaints people are experiencing today. As well as my varied experience of working within the NHS, I have worked for the 'Weald of Kent Hospice' with bereaved families and also with adult men at the 'Kenward Trust' in Yalding Kent.

About Counselling:

There are times in all our lives when we feel unable to cope. Sometimes the causes of our problems are circumstantial and seem fairly clear and we just need someone to help us find a way through this difficult time. At other times our problems are difficult to understand and as much as we try we can find no answers. Talking to a Counsellor who is impartial can help shed light on these unfathomed places, helping us to work through our personal difficulties and find new ways of coping with life's inevitable struggles.

As Children we make many decisions about who and how we are going to be in life, we make these decisions based on our experiences growing up and Ideally they are good experiences and good decisions and we like ourselves; sometimes our ideas about ourselves are more negative. We rarely re-visit why we made these decisions about ourselves and although they served us well as children, we often find our attitudes and behaviours have become unhelpful to us as an Adult. We struggle but can't quite put our finger on what the problem is.

Counselling is an opportunity to better understand yourself and discover new ways of behaving, thinking, feeling and relating, leading to a more content life and better relationships with both yourself and others. 

As a professionally trained counsellor I have completed 10 years of my own personal Psychotherapy. I know how scary embarking on Counselling can feel. It is perfectly normal to feel anxious when you take that first step and book an appointment. I find that by the end of the first session clients feel much more relaxed and are looking forward to their next appointment.

Getting in touch

If I am unable to take your call please leave me a message on my confidential voice mail and I will return your call as soon as I can ~ Alternatively you may also contact me via email which I pick up on a regular basis throughout the day.

Email me.

I enjoy my work and I enjoy meeting my new clients.

I offer both Day & Evening appointments.

Air conditioned office. parking available.

Training, qualifications & experience

1995 Childhood Behavioural Development, Sociolgy and Psychology, 1yr full time Foundation level.

I embarked on my Counselling career in 2001 and have certificates in Counselling skills and practice.

2005 'Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling'. Adv Dip Couns. Accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) of which I am a member.

My training is 'Humanistic Integrative' and draws from the models of 'Person Centred' 'Transactional Analysis' 'Gestalt' and 'Psychosynthesis'.

Further to this I have trained in the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy model (CBT) used and approved by the NHS as a solution focused brief model of therapy. I am trained in working with couples and have a wealth of certificates in further training for various areas of Counselling.

I attend regular annual further training seminars.

I will adapt and work in a style that best suits you.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

ADD in Adults.


£45.00 - £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 Individuals 60 minute appointment.

Trainee counsellors £45

£60 Couples 60 minute appointment.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please feel free to contact me re my availability.

Further information

Ditton, Aylesford, Kent, ME20

West Malling, Kent, ME19

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

parking available

Joanne Holland
Joanne Holland