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Kent Counselling & Psychotherapy Service (KCPS)

Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1HH 01622 754853 01622 754853
Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1HH
01622 754853 01622 754853

About us


Karen Hellings UKCP registered Psychotherapist is the lead therapist of Kent Counselling & Psychotherapy Service.
Sometimes making the first move to enquire about counselling can be difficult and with so many different therapies and therapists to choose from. KCPS has a team of professional counsellors and therapists.
With a short telephone conversation Karen Hellings will help you think about what kind of help you may need and either work with you herself or refer you to one of her colleagues.
We work with many kinds of difficulties. Please visit our website for more information.
www.kcps.co.uk


Counselling or Psychotherapy for Men, Woman, Children, Adolescents and Couple Counselling
Many people come into counselling or therapy when they have relationship difficulties. Relationship troubles may mean any kind of relationship. Mother, Father, Siblings, Children, Friends, Workplace colleagues and of course Partners.
Thinking with a therapist can help resolve trust issues, insecurities and all the complexities that go with having a relationship.

It can be useful to be seen individually to work things through or as a couple.

KCPS have therapists who can work with people troubled with depression, anxiety, confusing thoughts, relationship problems, difficult childhoods, sexual abuse, bullying.

How Counselling Works

Studies show that establishing a good relationship with a therapist can be therapeutic. Sharing what is on your mind with a sensitive and trained ear can help make sense of what feels difficult.

We aim to offer a supportive and safe environment where help is sensitively given to enable you to make sense of what has gone wrong.
Therapy can provide an opportunity to work out parts of the mind that are in conflict with each other.

Initial Assessment

We offer an initial assessment in which we meet and listen to the reason why the person comes to therapy. A history is taken to understand when the problem started. This is an opportunity to find out the goals of therapy and to work out how to reach them.

telephone 01622 754853 or email: info@kcps.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

KCPS therapists have undergone a long training and are registered with UKCP or BACP
Individual therapist qualifications can be viewed on the register.
01622 754853 or email at: info@kcps.co.uk

Member organisations *

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS SPECIFICALLY FOR MEN

According to figures from Mind (HCPJ, 2011), 2.7 million men in England currently have a mental health problem like depression, anxiety or stress. Despite men and women experiencing mental health problems in more or less equal numbers, men are much less likely to be diagnosed and treated.

The need for 'male-friendly' health settings and therapeutic treatments which highlight mental health difficulties that men specifically face, may help make it easier for men to seek help. KCPS offers Independent counselling for men with 'gender-neutral' settings and referral to male therapists if required.

For an initial consultation or to make further enquiries, please call 01622 754853.


TREATMENT PROGRAMMES FOR OBESITY AND EATING RELATED DISORDERS

For more details about our specialist weight management scheme for Obesity, Compulsive Eating, Bulimia, Anorexia, Negative Body Image (aka BDD - Body Dysmorphic Disorder) please contact us either by email:  info@kcps.co.uk   or telephone in complete confidence: 01622 754853

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Initial Assessment
Fee
£45.00
Concessionary Initial Assessment
Fee
£30.00

Ongoing Sessions
Fees Fees are in the region of £40.00

Concessions
We are able to offer a reduced fee for those on low income, ranging from £30.00 to £40.00
Exceptional cases will be considered.

Please visit the KCPS website at www.kcps.co.uk for further information about 'How Counselling Works' and information about initial Consultation fees.  You can also speak to the Clinical Manager direct on 01622 754853

Further information

KCPS have counsellors who works specifically with Couples and are specialists in Relationship Therapy. 

Please telephone for a confidential consultation about Couple Counselling sessions on 01622 754853 or contact us by email:  info@kcps.co.uk

For more information, please visit the Kent Counselling and Psychotherapy (KCPS) website: www.kcps.co.uk

Maidstone Community Support Centre
Marsham Street
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1HH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Daytime appointments are available. We also have therapists who may offer early morning or evening appointments.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
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