John King

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Dip. Couns. Reg MBACP
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Ashford TN24 & Tenterden TN30
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified and experienced BACP registered therapeutic counsellor. I meet and work with my clients either in Tenterden or Ashford, Kent and I offer to meet your needs with either short- or long-term counselling.

I aim to create a safe, confidential and relaxed environment in which you and I can work together to explore and process the difficulties you are experiencing that might be preventing you from having the quality of life you seek.

My training and subsequent experience is drawn from several different theoretical approaches to counselling, with Person-centred theory as its foundation. I meet you as an unique, individual person and seek to understand and gain insight into how you experience your confusion, worry, discomfort, distress, or whatever it is that you bring that concerns you. I firmly believe (backed up by recent research) that the quality of our relationship is key to progress; a relationship in which you feel comfortable, feel heard and understood, where there is mutual trust and respect, and where you don’t fear judgement or criticism.

Please contact me to arrange an initial discussion, after which you can decide whether you’d like to engage with counselling to face whatever challenge you are currently experiencing.

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation Degree in Counselling.

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

My experience as a counsellor has been with a community counselling agency and in private practice and I have worked with clients seeking help with a wide range of problems including feeling sad / low mood / depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, phobias, abuse, low self-esteem, anger management, overcoming loss, compulsive thoughts and/or behaviours, trauma, family issues, affairs and betrayals and relationship difficulties. I have also significant experience working with parents experiencing symptoms of postnatal depression.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 per hour.

Concessions available.

Willesborough, Ashford, Kent, TN24

Tenterden, Kent, TN30

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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John King
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