Margaret Kent

Margaret Kent

Alresford
Hampshire
SO24

131 Victoria Road
Alton
Hampshire
GU34 2DD

07880 353411

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Alresford
Hampshire
SO24

131 Victoria Road
Alton
Hampshire
GU34 2DD

07880 353411

About me

Hi. I am delighted that you have taken the time to look at my profile In more detail. I recognise that it can be challenging to find a suitable counsellor so I have provided some information about myself in order to assist you in making this decision:

I am a Person Centred trained counsellor which means I view you as the expert with regards to your own experiences. I believe that you are capable of fulfilling your own potential for growth and therapeutic change. My role is to provide a safe environment where you can explore thoughts and feelings unconditionally without fear of rejection or being judged. I work hard to create a strong therapeutic relationship where you feel valued and heard.

I am also trained in Emotional Focused Therapy. This approach focuses on helping you become more aware of your emotions and encourages you to express them in the safety of your therapy sessions. Learning how to regulate our emotions can be very empowering and therapeutic.

I also offer Couple Counselling. Many couples have relationship problems when they have experienced emotional disconnection with their partner. This can often lead to struggles with negative cycles of criticism and anger. The aim of couple therapy is to help couples overcome these negative cycles, re-establish their connection, and strengthen their emotional bond.

I am a Registered Member (MBACP) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means that I abide by the code of ethics and professional practice standards and complaints procedures of BACP.

I am in private practice in Alton and Alresford both are situated in Hampshire. Transport links are good with Alton Railway Station close by and various bus routes available. There is also a free car park that can be used if required.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I have a BSc Psychology (Hons) from Derby University
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from Strathclyde University
  • Emotion Focused Therapy (Level 1, 2 and 3)
  • Couple Counselling

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Individual Counselling: £50per hour
Coupling Counselling:  £60 per hour

Further information

My main area of interest is Perinatal Mental Health. Over the last few years, I have worked with women and men who have experienced various symptoms during or after the birth of a child.

Symptoms vary from person to person but the most common signs are: low mood for long periods of time, anxiety, lack of motivation, irritability, sleep deprivation and isolation. It is not just the parents that can be affected by Perinatal mental health. Untreated perinatal mental illnesses have a wide range of effects on the mental and physical health of women, their children, partners and significant others.

Maps & Directions

Alresford, SO24
Alton, GU34 2DD

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday to Friday - morning, afternoon and evenings sessions available. Saturday morning and afternoon sessions also available.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families