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(FCS) NHS AQP Provider

About us

We offer Counselling/Psychotherapy remotely or in person and our wait times are short.

Faversham Counselling Service Limited and was launched in 1993. Since then, many people have sought and found help with us at our Gatefield Lane Centre, where we provide a high quality and  valued service both within the local community and beyond.  Our clients  have come from all walks of life with a variety of personal, emotional or relationship issues, seeking an impartial, understanding person with whom they can connect.

Faversham Counselling Service is an organisational member of BACP, The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and works within their ‘Ethical Framework of Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy’. In March 2004 we became an accredited member with BACP and are now one of its authorised ‘Accredited Service’ providers.


The Counsellor-client relationship is one in which the service user can feel safe and confident that both the fact and content of the session is kept confidential within the Counselling service. This is crucial to the trust and integrity of the counselling relationship. Service users are informed at the outset of the limits of and exceptions to confidentiality. In exceptional circumstances, where there is genuine concern about the safety or interests of service users or about others who may be or have been threatened by unacceptable behaviour, the counsellor is subject to the requirement of our code of ethics and service guidelines, may have to take steps as necessary to inform appropriate  third parties, in order to safeguard adults or children and young people.

Our treatments include:

Relationship Counselling (incl. Couples)
Psychodynamic Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Video or telephone counselling or in person.

Training, qualifications & experience

All counsellors at the service are very experienced and have been trained to a high standard with a recognised training body.  During their training counsellors have undergone their own experience of therapy and personal development.  All counsellors at FCS are registered members or accredited by the BACP, (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), or UKCP (United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists).  All counsellors attend professional supervision and are bound by the BACP ‘Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and psychotherapy’, this ensures the quality of client care, confidentiality and a first class professional service.

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.


From £60.00 to £120.00

Additional information

Counselling fees for self-referred individuals and couples are clearly set out and available upon request. Currently, the fees for individuals are seventy-five pounds (£70) for the assessment/first treatment and sixty pounds (£60) for ongoing sessions; for couples, the cost is eighty-five pounds (£85) for the assessment/first treatment and seventy pounds (£75) for ongoing 50 minute sessions, or £120 for ongoing 90 minute sessions. EMDR Assessment and ongoing hourly sessions eighty five pound (£85). 

Please visit our website : www.fcstalkingtherapies.org

When we work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 8.00pm, Saturday by appointment.

Further information


Psychodynamic counselling or Psychotherapy is a form of therapy that focuses on unconscious thoughts and processes as they occur in a patient’s present behaviour. It is also called insight-oriented counselling. In brief, psychodynamic therapy aims to make the patient aware of and understand, the past’s influences on present choices and actions.

Person-Centred or Client-Centred Counselling Person-centred therapy (PCT) is also known as person-centred psychotherapy, person-centred counselling, client-centred therapy and Rogerian psychotherapy. PCT is a form of talking therapy developed by the psychologist Carl Rogers in the 1940s and 1950s. The goal of PCT is to provide clients with an opportunity to develop a better sense of self to enable them to recognise how their attitudes, feelings and behaviour are being negatively impacted.

Solution-focused therapy promotes positive change rather than exploring past problems. Clients are encouraged to focus positively on what they do well and to set goals and consider how to achieve them.

10 Gatefield Lane, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8NX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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Faversham Counselling Service

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