Lighthouse43

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Folkestone, Kent, CT19 4EZ
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This professional is available for new clients.

About us

We offer counselling at our Cheriton based practice as well as online, we have a team of counsellors that are experienced in all aspects of counselling and work with children, young people, adults, families and groups. We also have Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing therapists. We have a full cost service and also low-cost service for people on a low income. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Our team of qualified counsellors are highly skilled within their individual fields.

Our team offering our low-cost service are working towards a qualification or doing further training in their field.

Meet the Team

Stephanie Garnham-COUNSELLOR AND TUTOR

Stephanie is a qualified counsellor and a senior accredited member of the National Counselling Society. Before training to be a counsellor in 2010, she had a career in Early Years education and owned her own nursery. Stephanie now works with children, young people, adults, couples and families. She is committed to continued learning and recently graduated with a certificate in systemic practice from the Tavistock.

Alongside counselling, Stephanie is a counselling tutor and enjoys sharing her passion of counselling with her students.

She also works with businesses as a well-being consultant to help them develop well-being strategies for their staff and also to deliver training around different aspects of well-being.

Wayne Goodwin-COUNSELLOR AND TRAINER

Wayne has over 27 years’ experience of working in the military and public sectors, dealing with critical and traumatic incidents. He is an experienced trainer in a variety of mental health and well-being subjects specialising in Mental Health First Aid.
He is a qualified person centred counsellor and an EMDR therapist he is an Accredited Professional member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society and a member of the EMDR Association UK.

Michelle Gilligan-COUNSELLOR AND CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

Michelle is a qualified counsellor and Professional Clinical counselling supervisor.
Before training as a counsellor, she has had a long career in the health and social care sector, as a community carer and then a field care supervisor and assessor.

Michelle has extensive counselling experience working with adults, couples, Young people and children, particularly looked after children who have experienced significant trauma.

Alongside counselling she is a Clinical counselling supervisor working and supporting other counsellors with their practice. Michelle also delivers therapeutic workshops to carers and foster carers.

Donna Harrison-COUNSELLOR AND CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

Donna has been a qualified counsellor since 2009 and is accredited with the BACP. Since that time, she has also qualified in clinical supervision, EMDR therapy and working with couples.

Prior to training, Donna has for many years worked for a local charity in Cheriton supporting adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. This has encouraged her to join Lighthouse43 and part of our innovative team.

Donna is particularly experienced in working with clients who have experienced trauma, perinatal issues [eg. birth trauma/loss], weight management issues and helping couples with relationship difficulties.

Alice Hawkins-COUNSELLOR

Alice is a qualified counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. She has worked for many years within schools providing children with both learning and emotional support and continues to support families as a Family Liaison Officer, alongside her work as a counsellor. Alice has experience of counselling children and young people and is passionate about continuing her personal development.

Frank Sausage-THERAPY DOG

Frank is a miniature dachshund and a therapy dog in training. He loves to sit on laps and have cuddles. Frank also likes to meet new people and play. He goes to work at school each week and enjoys helping children.

In future, Frank will have some walk and talk sessions available with his human Stephanie Garnham.

Member organisations *

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NCPS
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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Areas of counselling we deal with

Fees

£20.00 - £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Full cost counselling from £47 per session 

Couples, family and EMDR sessions £60 per session.

Low cost counselling £20 per session 

When we work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Our team work daytimes and evenings

43 Cheriton High Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 4EZ

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

FaceTime
Google Meet
Microsoft Teams
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

We have qualified supervisors able to provide face to face and online supervision.

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