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Children, Adolescent & Adult Counsellor (MNCS Accred)

About me

Welcome! My name is Jeanette and I am an NCS Accredited counsellor based in Sevenoaks, Kent. I specialise in support and counselling services for children, young people and adults who, have or, are experiencing a wide range of difficulties and issues including family issues.

Counselling provides you with a space to think about, explore and talk about any issues that may be concerning or affecting the quality of your life. Together, we will explore your thoughts and feelings at a pace that feels right for you in a confidential and safe environment. My aim is to help you take greater control of your life so that you feel more content, resilient and able to respond to life's challenges.

I also have a wealth of experience in counselling and therapeutic play techniques working with children and young people with a wide range of personal issues. This therapy is provided in an environment which is safe and supportive, where feelings can be expressed through talking, creative work and therapeutic play. I sometimes incorporate art materials and sensory objects to allow children to communicate and express difficulties in their lives in a way that works and feels comfortable for them.

I have experience in dealing with a range of issues including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Phobias
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Life Transitions
  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem
  • Eating Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Professional/Career Issues
  • College/Graduate School Issues
  • Medical and Health Concerns
  • Stress Management
  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement
  • Family Issues
  • Other Issues

How can I help?

As a qualified Integrative Counsellor, I use a wide variety of approaches including CBT, person-centred and Psychodynamic. I combine these approaches according to the client's needs, as I believe no two people or issue can be solved with one process.
I work from the premise that our early experiences have a big influence on who we are today. From the early years, we learn to adapt to our environment, often at the cost of our more creative and unique sides. I see those experiences as powerful forces subconsciously shaping our lives, determining how we are in the world now, how we relate to others and what is the relationship with ourselves.

Therapy provides an opportunity to heal the wounds of the painful disconnections from the past by expressing your truth in a confidential and non-judgemental space. It can be challenging, but it can present opportunities for growth and life that feels more real and satisfying.

I have a DBS enhanced certificate and professional indemnity insurance in place.

To book your first appointment please contact me on 07956 394921 or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training includes working for DAVSS - domestic abuse charity as an advisor. I have also worked at West Kent College as a student counsellor.  I trained with Place2B ,the UK's leading mental health organisation for children and adolescents.  At present ,I volunteer at Mind Bereavement Service. Providing counselling to  adults who have experienced  bereavement through Covid 19. I am a registered member of the National Counselling Society; thus meaning I have met their standards of proficiency for private work and I practise within their ethical framework. I am also an approved Anxiety UK Therapist.

  • Advance Diploma In Psychotherapeutic  counselling  Ad Dip PC
  • Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory Dip CST
  • Level 3 certificate in Hypnotherapy and counselling skills (QCF)
  • NCFE level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (adults)
  • Safeguarding Training Advanced Level 2
  • Place2Be Training for  children and young people.

Level 4 certificate in Counselling Children - CPCAB-2020

Certificate  in  Working with couples/ Other Relationships -The Grove-2021

Level 5 Professional Diploma  Chrysalis 2021 -present 


Working Therapeutically with High Function Autism-Bramham Therapy

Advanced skills Treating Complicated Grief- Practical CBT 

Treating Complicated Grief ,Bereavement  and loss-Practical CBT

Complex PTSD &Dissociation ;CBT Clinical Skills -PTSD Trauma Workshop.

PSTD. Trauma &Beyond ; The Essentials  - PTSD Trauma Workshop

Trauma Focused CBT -APT

I attend regular supervision and attend training sessions on a regular basis in a variety of counselling topics.

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

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Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with;

  • School issues
  • Exam Pressures
  • Parental separation and divorce
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Friendship issues
  • Bullying

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Counselling Fees:

Children & Adolescents £45.00 - (45 Minutes)

Adults £50.00 -(50 Minutes)

Couples £70.00 (60.00 Minutes)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Flexible appointment times including daytime, evenings and weekends.

Further information

I specialise in counselling young people and children. I am experienced at working with children and young people with additional educational needs including; children on the Autistic Spectrum, Aspergers, ADHD and those with physical disabilities.

Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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