Anne Vincent

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MA (Reg.) MBACP Accredited Psychotherapist and Supervisor
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Faversham, Kent, ME13
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

I specialise in helping individuals, couples and families (including LGBTQ) find more satisfying ways of living life whatever your current difficulties may be. Perhaps you feel that your relationship is less than you expect or want but don’t know how to change things. You May feel disconnected from your partner or family, do not communicate like you used to or feel trapped in a relationship and want something to change? Therapy can help you clarify your thoughts and make changes where and when you need to.

When we struggle with our personal relationships other aspects of our lives are affected and we can feel stressed and stuck, physically ill, anxious and depressed. When our mind is in turmoil our body often reacts to let us know something is wrong. Therapy can help you gain clarity of thought and make changes that will improve your sense of well being, your general health and your happiness.

Whether you are feeling desperate, anxious or just need to gather your thoughts, I will provide you with a confidential, non judgemental space to explore ways to improve your relationships, your quality of life and enhance your physical and mental well being.

I have years of experiences helping individuals, couples and family members through difficulties in their lives. We all have the right to be heard regardless of our differences so, irrespective of your age, sexuality, gender, culture or religion, I will give you the time and space to really look at your life and explore how you can improve your health and well being. Many people have changed their lives through therapy so whatever your particular problem contact me, make an appointment and together we will find a way through.

Main Areas of Expertise

  • Couples counselling
  • Family and Child counselling
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorders
  • Communication breakdown in relationships
  • Affairs and Infidelity
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Parenting after separation
  • Sexuality and sexual problems
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Life stage changes - for example: retirement/redundancy/mid-life crisis/child birth and parenting
  • Anger management
  • Alcoholism
  • Lack of trust, jealousy and control in relationships
  • Abusive relationships in the home
  • Passive aggressive behaviour
  • Relationship issues including bullying
  • Child counselling using Play and Art Therapy techniques
  • Disputes around parenting

My training was based on the integration of two main theoretical bases, systemic theory and psychodynamic ideas. I have access to many different theories, ideas and approaches that best fit with the issues you bring.  My approach is collaborative and participative which means that we work together using our collective skills, experience and expertise to find a solution that fits best with our own model for life. Together we can look at all the options and negotiate our way through the myriad of thoughts, feelings and beliefs that make up our intimate relationships.

Will Counselling/therapy help?

You will be looking at this page because you want something in your life to change. Change (along with therapy) can be challenging, stressful, frightening as well as exciting, motivating and invigorating. My role in this process is to provide a safe and secure place in which to explore new ground, and to think and talk about changes that need to happen as well as things that do not need to change.

The way we have always coped with stressful situations may have worked really well for us in the past including staying focused, moving on and not looking back. Focusing on the positive and not dwelling on the past may be the most helpful way to cope with many of life’s challenges. However, when it comes to personal relationships the strategies we have always used may not be so helpful. We can feel stuck, not understood or listened to and resentful of our partner of family member. We can feel like we have tried everything, that the world is against us and no one understands. This is where therapy can be very helpful at opening up space for feelings to be aired and emotions to be examined gaining new perspectives and new possibilities.

How long will it take?

This is a good question and one that needs to be asked. My aim in working therapeutically with you is to establish long lasting changes that improve your quality of life for your future happiness. Sometimes a short course of therapy (10 sessions) can make a real difference to a particular area of your life.   However, if you have been struggling for some years it may take a while to work through your problems. As we get to know each other and our work begins I will make sure your progress is reviewed regularly so that you are getting the most out of your therapy. I will encourage you to be open about how you are feeling and to give me feedback on your experience so we can make adjustments as the work progresses.


Counselling offers the opportunity to talk and express emotions freely, safe in the knowledge that everything stays confidential.

As a professional counsellor and a Member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I keep everything you talk to me about strictly confidential.

However, there are two exceptions to the complete confidentiality I offer, these are that:

Supervision - In line with good practice and under the code of ethics of the BACP I receive regular supervision from an experienced supervisor. My supervisor in turn maintains the same level of confidentiality as myself. I am also a qualified supervisor myself and receive regular training and support in this role too.

Danger of Harm - If I am concerned that you are in danger of harming yourself or someone else (particularly children) I might wish to consult with your GP or another professional for advice, help and support. I will always seek to discuss this with you prior to making a referral but reserve the right to act in the best interests of a child or vulnerable person where I feel it necessary.

If you have any questions that you would like to ask about how this works then we can discuss them in our initial session

Training, qualifications & experience

My formal qualifications include:

BA (Hons) Social and Educational Psychology  University of Kent
MSc Occupational Psychology  London Metropolitan University
MA (Distinction) Integrative Relationship Therapy                   University of Hull

Supervision qualification with Robin Shohet and Joan Wilmot at CSTD, London.

I am a member of the Association of Family Conciliation Courts dedicated to the resolution of family conflict.

I formerly lectured at Masters level for the Relate Institute (University of Hull)
I am a qualified and experienced Relate couples and family counsellor and a trainer for Relate Life courses.

I acted as Clinical Lead for the Hearsay Trust for many years  helping children and families understand and cope better with disability including autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs), ADHD and Asperger's syndrome.

As a Registered and Accredited member of BACP I adhere to a strict code of ethics and practice.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

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Parking and Travel

Free parking is available on Standard Quay which is approximately 15 minutes walk from Faversham train station.

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£95.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

  • Sessions are one hour (60 minutes) in length. 
  •  My fee is £95 per hour
  • There is a discounted rate for a block of 10 sessions (£850) paid for in advance in 2 payments.
  • I reserve 2 appointment slots a week for those on low incomes. These appointments are charged at £65 per hour
  • I offer a concessionary rate of £60 per hour for trainee counsellors when a minimum of 20 hours is required. 
  • I am registered with Aviva, AXA PPI and others as a Registered Provider of Psychotherapy services
  • My hourly rate for Supervision is £75 for a monthly 1.5 hour commitment

I offer face to face sessions on Thursdays and online appointments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Telephone appoinments are also an option to suit your availability.

As soon as your appointment is confirmed payment becomes due via BACS/internet banking. Please use your surname as a reference.

A P Vincent
Account number 23157910
Sort Code 07-02-46

Cancellation Policy

It is important that you are committed to the therapeutic process and make time for your regular weekly therapy in order to get the most out of the process.  If you cannot make a session let me know at least 48 hours in advance.  Late cancellations will be charged at the full rate.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me to check my current availability and to arrange an appointment. 

Further information

You can contact me by phone, e-mail or text. I am always happy to answer your questions about therapy and to discuss my availability. Please leave a message if I am busy and I will call you back the same day.


I have professional indemnity insurance, an enhanced DBS check, and am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling Practitioners (MBACP).

Faversham, Kent, ME13

Type of session


Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

My premises are on the first floor with no wheelchair access and no lift. I can carryout a limited number of home visits if you cannot use the stairs. Please contact me for further details.

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In person

We all require supervision but not all supervision is equal. Whatever your theory base we will work together for the best outcomes for your clients.

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Anne Vincent
Anne Vincent