Farzana Ahmed BA MA MBACP (Accred)

Farzana Ahmed BA MA MBACP (Accred)

The Malling Clinic
8 West Street
West Malling
ME19 6QX

West Malling

01732 871818 / 07812 351903

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About me

I am a BACP registered and accredited Counsellor with over 20 years experience of working with different client groups in a range of settings including Schools, CAMHS, and Medical Centres.

I am an Associate Counsellor with Employee Assistance Programmes and Private Insurance schemes including Bupa and Nuffield.

Through my work I have accumulated a  wealth of experience of working with complex psychological presenting difficulties including anxiety, depression, self harm and addictive behaviours.

My core training is Psychodynamic but I use an integrated approach that brings together different elements of specific theories helping to provide greater flexibility when working with clients.

I offer a safe containing space in which we can work together to explore specific difficulties and find ways to move forward.By talking about your feelings and thoughts you will begin to gain a better understanding of what is happening in your life.

The counselling relationship helps you to become aware of the changes that can be achieved in your life and develop strategies to better manage those that can't be changed.The relationship that can be developed during counselling is the key element in the healing process.

To compliment this approach I offer Mindfulness practices which help to develop a greater sense of self awareness and emotional regulation.In all aspects of life these skills can help to create a gap between an automatic reaction to a situation and that of a response which is likely to be more positive.This approach will offer a means of becoming more at peace with yourself and others.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist with extensive experience of working with clients.

BA Social Sciences Manchester University 1986

Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory 1995

MA Counselling in Education Tavistock Clinic 2004

BACP Accreditation 2010

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy programme 2012

Mindfulness in Schools Project Teaching .b for students programme 2013

Foundation Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 2015

Mindfulness in Schools Project Teaching paws b programme 2016

Mindfulness in Schools Project Teaching .b Foundations programme for staff 2017


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work from a tranquil setting in West Malling which is just off the High Street. There is off street parking and two large car parks conveniently located nearby.

It is also very accessible from the motorway, junction 4 of the M20 and is well placed from towns and villages in Kent.

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Individual Counselling   £50

Family Counselling         £60

Individual Mindfulness session £50

Supervision   £50

These fees are for 50 minute sessions.

Limited concessions are available on request, I would be happy to discuss this with you.

I offer both short term work i.e 6-12 sessions and longer term therapy.

Further information

I am a trained Mindfulness teacher with the Mindfulness in Schools Project which is responsible for the curriculum .b and paws b that is taught in primary and secondary schools in the UK and world wide.

I am also a School Mindfulness Lead which means I am qualified to deliver Mindfulness training to staff in schools to help embed Mindfulness in their school settings.

I have extensive experience of delivering these courses in a number of schools to a large range of young people and would be delighted to discuss ways of introducing Mindfulness in your particular educational setting.

Please enquire for cost of Mindfulness for schools programmes.

I am able to offer counselling in a range of South Asian languages which can help clients to explore their emotions in their mother tongue which will help to enhance the client -counsellor relationship.

Maps & Directions

Kent, ME19 6QX
West Malling, ME19

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Evening and weekend appointments available for your convenience

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training


Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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