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About us

Breathing Space is a professional counselling service that prides itself in providing a friendly, accepting and safe environment, where you will be offered time and space to share whatever is troubling you.

Experience tells us that counselling can be ‘life-changing’, opening doors of possibility to different ways of living and being.

We are committed to working collaboratively with our clients to provide a service which is tailored to the needs of each individual.

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Due to the current situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic (March 2020) we are unable to conduct physical face to face counselling but we are offering an online service that includes videotelephony such as FaceTime or Skype. We can also offer counselling sessions over the phone. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

The counsellors at Breathing Space are trained to post-graduate level which is accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP,Dip.Counseling - post graduate).

Our combined counselling experience includes an NHS Medical Practice, Mind (adult mental health) a hospice, several years in primary and secondary school settings as well as private practice.

All of our counsellors are members of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and fully adhere to its code of ethics.

Member organisations *


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.

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

Counselling for children and young people.


Additional information

Expense can be major factor when considering counselling. We are committed to making our service as accessible as possible and keep our rates reasonable.

Fees are £45.00 per session. Concessions are available in some circumstances.


Weekdays, including some evenings.

Further information

Breathing Space is based in Rochester, Kent. Parking is available and has full disabled access and facilities.

We are able to offer counselling to adults, children and young people.

Appointments can normally be arranged at fairly short notice. We are available Monday to Friday but are unable to offer evening or weekend appointments at this time.

Please feel free to browse our website. If you have any questions about the service we provide or would like to discuss making an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or talk in person to Julia or Katie on the numbers above.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

The premises is wheelchair accessible and also has an accessible toilet.

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Breathing Space Counselling Kent

Breathing Space Counselling Kent