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Are you struggling to cope with anxiety and stress on a daily basis?  Finding it difficult to cope with these uncertain times?  Are you feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of work? Do you feel constantly sad?  Do you find that you are getting angry on a regular basis?  If the answer is yes to any of these, then please contact me via phone or email to discuss booking a session.

Hi, I'm Jason, a fully qualified counsellor and coach with over 14 years’ experience of helping individuals deal with the challenges that life throws our way. I offer a warm, friendly, person-centred approach and have the ability to help you feel at ease and able to discuss the issues that are concerning you. I feel it is important to provide a space where you will be listened to and valued as an individual, without fear of being judged or criticised, where you feel confident to explore your feelings and develop an understanding of what they mean within a safe, confidential environment. 

I work with both men and women around a vast array of issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Personal resilience
  • Wellbeing
  • Coping with redundancy
  • Career transition
  • Relationship issues
  • Coping with loss
  • Self-esteem
  • Confidence
  • Personal development
  • Panic attacks

I am accredited by the National Counselling Society, a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, am on the accredited register of the Professional Standards Authority and hold an enhanced DBS. I offer a flexible range of interventions including short-term solution focus-based therapy,  medium-term and long-term sessions via either face to face, remote (Zoom or Skype) or telephone, depending on your individual needs.  Please feel free to give me a call to discuss the best option for you.

What to expect:

Counselling can be a challenging process, so it’s important that you find a counsellor that you can relate to. The first session will allow us to discuss your needs and gain an understanding of what you would like to achieve from your sessions. It is also an opportunity for you to establish as to whether you feel that I am the right counsellor for you.

Frequently asked questions:

Will it be difficult?

Challenging our behaviour and aspects of ourselves that we are uncomfortable with can be difficult and requires bravery. The agenda and pace of the session will always be determined by you. I have a non-judgmental, empathic approach, which will enable you to explore difficult issues where appropriate. The process is one of learning, self-challenge and self-discovery which helps to develop self-awareness and promote change.

Will what I say be treated confidentiality?

Confidentiality is an essential core requirement of the counselling process. It fosters a relationship of trust and establishes boundaries that create an environment where issues and feelings can be expressed honestly. The only time confidentiality is broken is when there is a significant reason to believe that you are at risk of serious harm, a danger of hurting others or that the law dictates it. All aspects of confidentiality will be discussed and agreed in the first session.

How does counselling work?

Counselling provides you with a safe, non-judgmental space to explore your issues and challenge aspects of yourself that you struggle with. I will help to empower you to make a positive change in your life through the development of self-awareness and implementing strategies that work for you.

I work from the Abbey Clinic, which offers a comfortable and relaxing environment, located in the town of Faversham. It is easily accessible from the M2 if driving and is on a mainline train route.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me for an informal chat.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced Counsellor and Coach and have worked in several specialist areas such as Schools, Probation Service, Housing Associations, NHS IAPT Service, Corporate Organisations and Private Practice, covering a wide range of specialist areas.

My qualifications are:

  • Diploma in Counselling - Accredited
  • Diploma In Career Coaching
  • Diploma in Cognitive Coaching and Mentoring - Level 8
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Training in Stress Awareness & Management - Centre for Stress Management, London
  • DBS certified
  • PTTLS Certificate

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 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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

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

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.

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialist areas of work:

Help for Anxiety:

I can help you to understand the root cause of your anxiety, learn to identify unhelpful patterns of thinking and how they trigger feelings, develop the ability to implement more helpful thinking strategies and empower you to make positive change.

Help for Anger:

I can help you to gain an understanding of where your anger comes from, become aware of how your thoughts and beliefs impact on your feelings and behavioural responses and develop strategies such as thinking modification and grounding techniques to alter your responses to volatile situations.

Help for Stress:

I can help you to recognise your 'Stress Triggers', Identify psychological, physical and behavioural symptoms of stress within yourself and develop an awareness of your thinking errors and develop the necessary skills to modify these beliefs

Help for Careers:

I can help you to formulate an achievable plan of action with realistic goals, advise you on how to produce a CV that gets noticed, explore suitable career opportunities that match your desires, learn effective interview techniques, identify negative beliefs that are holding you back from making change, become more aware of your strengths and skills and how to use them, build your self-confidence and become more assertive and resolve difficult situations at work such as bullying or conflict


"After much deliberation, I decided to seek support and make initial contact with Jason. Even before we met, his approach on the phone put me instantly at ease and I knew it was a call I could have made sooner. The sessions followed at convenient times for us both and an open and trusting rapport quickly developed. Jason's ability to listen, share ideas and suggest techniques started to make a difference. A new personal outlook and perception started to emerge and through continued regular discussions, self-assessment and guidance from Jason, a way forward and an understanding was clearer. What I have learnt from those sessions with Jason remain with me and I continue to use them on a daily basis".

"I have no hesitation in recommending Jason and advise anyone to make that initial call and see where it goes from there....."

“I chose Jason Colyer because his work seemed to be people and not process centred. This became very clear at our first meeting when Jason allowed me to unload a huge amount of ‘baggage’ in a safe and sympathetic environment. Over the next few weeks, we developed a counselling relationship built on honesty, openness and trust. Jason listened carefully but actively to my problems before working with me to explore options for change. He became a catalyst for increasing my self-awareness and managing my anger much more effectively. My family have seen and felt the benefit from my behaviour change and I am determined to sustain it.  I would recommend Jason to anyone who is looking for a counselling expert with a human touch”.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

  • £50.00 per 60-minute session (face to face)
  • Discount package £250.00 (6 x 1-hour sessions paid in advance)

    Payments can be made via BACS transfer.


Available Weekdays - day time, evenings and Saturday mornings.  Please feel free to give me a called to discuss your needs.

Further information

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society, a member of the BACP, BACP Coaching and on the Accredited Register of the Professional Standards Authority.

I abide by the professional standards and the code of ethics of both the National Counselling Society and the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.

All sessions are held in a confidential environment.

As part of my ongoing CPD and delivery of professional practice, I undergo regular Clinical Supervision and engage in ongoing training.

I hold a current DBS, carry full indemnity insurance and am registered with Data Protection.

5 The Chapel
Abbey Place
ME13 7BG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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.

Jason Colyer - Counselling for Anxiety and Stress

Jason Colyer - Counselling for Anxiety and Stress