Emma Matthews

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Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Ashford, Kent, TN25
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a fully qualified counsellor working with clients both Face-to-Face and Online.

What to expect at the Initial Consultation

Firstly we will have a 20 minute chat via Zoom. This will be an opportunity for us to discuss your goals and explore whether we can work together. If you decide to proceed then I will discuss my proposed treatment plan.

What happens at the sessions?

Sessions are usually held weekly either face-to-face or on-line and last 50 minutes. Together we will explore the issues that you are worrying you, for some it will be necessary to explore the past and for others it will be dealing with the present and you as the client, will be encouraged to do most of the talking in order to get the most out of your sessions.

My Therapy Room

My therapy room is located on the outskirts of the Ashford area (approx 3 miles off Junction 10a of the M20).

Training, qualifications & experience

After 10 years of working in HR in the corporate environment, I decided to embark on a career as a counsellor and gave up work to study for my diploma, which I have now passed and have set up my own Private Practice in the Ashford Area.


  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

I have been trained by Cruse in Bereavement Awareness.

I have also attended training courses on Mindfulness,, Self-Acceptance, Stress Management, Solution Based therapy and Understanding and Managing Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma and Burnout.

I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society and abide by their code of ethics.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free 20 minute initial consultation and then charge £50 for each subsequent 50 minute session. Some concessions may be available, so please do ask. Please note there is no obligation to continue following the initial consultation, as one of the reasons for this session is for us to get to know each other and for you to decide whether you feel that we will be able to work together.

For Students studying Counselling courses, I charge £40.00

If you are on a low income I can sometimes offer sessions at a reduced rate where there is availability.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work Mondays to Thursday (afternoons from 2pm and evenings) and Saturday mornings. Please note I see Face-to-Face clients from 4pm only on weekdays and on Saturday mornings.

Brabourne Lees, Ashford, Kent, TN25

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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I run my practice from a cabin in my home. There are a number of small steps leading up to it.

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Emma Matthews
Emma Matthews