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Nathan Roberts, Dip Therapeutic Counselling, MBACP. Folkestone CT20

Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2HW
07968 806 301 07968 806 301

About me

My counselling service is for both men and women, but with a conscious focus toward men, so they know and understand there is a space to feel safe and supported to work through their issues. It's often a misconception that 'men don't talk about feelings', rather that men don't know that counselling can be for them too. Some of the reasons to come to counselling include; Sex or Relationship Issues, Gay and Bisexual issues or struggling to come out, Work Issues, Bullying, verbal, emotional or physical, Anxiety, Depression, Coming to terms with loss and bereavement.
I am a fully qualified Person Centred Therapist and registered member of the BACP.

I set up The Sorting Space in Folkestone in 2018, offering a safe, confidential space which offers you an opportunity to talk openly and express your feelings. You will begin to develop your own stronger sense of self and start to make the right choices to live a more fulfilling, authentic life.

Men in particular, often find it difficult to reach out for support. Men are often brought up believing they need to suppress their feelings, and later in life this becomes part of what is known as toxic masculinity. By being in counselling we will work together to help you find your potential to realise the changes you want to make for a happier, more productive and authentic life.

From time to time we often feel unable to move on or shift our patterns of behaviour that start to have an affect on our own wellbeing and that of those around us. Our relationships may start to breakdown or we feel unable to be in one all together. We can be finding ourselves isolated, overwhelmed and misunderstood.

It can be hard to work through all this alone, and by being in therapy we can work together in a safe, non judgemental, confidential space where we will work toward building a genuine trusting relationship together. In this supportive, confidential atmosphere you can begin to develop your own stronger sense of yourself, work on your issues and build a greater sense of self-worth. This will then allow you to start making the right choices which will lead to the changes you need to live a more fulfilling, authentic life.

Why do we have therapy?

Some of the reasons people come to counselling include;

  • Sex or Relationship Issues
  • Gay and bisexual issues or struggling to come out
  • Sexual abuse
  • Bullying, verbal, emotional or physical
  • Issues at work
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coming to terms with loss, bereavement
  • Struggling to live an authentic life

Counselling is a safe, confidential space for people to talk where they can begin to work on their issues without judgement, prejudice or interpretation. It's a place where you can develop a trusting relationship with your counsellor and talk openly about what's going on for you, and how your emotions may be affecting you at this time in your life.

I am a fully qualified Person Centred Therapist and registered member of the BACP. Being in practice for over 5 years, I have experience working with people who have come to therapy for a variety of reasons.

How does Therapy Help?
Therapy can be effective in helping you;

  • Have a better understanding of yourself
  • Lead to you having more peace of mind and acceptance
  • Encourage you make better decisions going forward
  • Help you develop new tools to cope better and to let go of unhealthy behaviour patterns
  • Help you develop your skills for improving relationships with others
  • Lead to a more fulfilling, authentic, happier and open life

I am able to offer counselling sessions online while the government guidelines require us to socially distance ourselves and stay at home. During this time, we can have your therapy sessions without leaving home via the Zoom platform.

For more details and set up instructions please get in touch.

I offer both short and long term therapy. If you would like to make an appointment to meet please get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling

Samaritans training and volunteering

DBS registered

Registered member of BACP

Member of BAPCA(TPCA)

Experienced in working with people who come to counselling with

Anger issues.
Sex and relationship issues.
Sexual Abuse
Bullying; verbal, emotional and physical.
Struggling with identity, purpose or meaning in life.
Gay and bisexual issues and concerns.
Abandonment, loss and bereavement.

Most recent training:
July '20 - Introduction to IMAGO Relationship Therapy, Dr Kalanit Ben-Ari
May '20 - The Secret Lives of Men, The Keys to Unlock the Mystery, James Hawes Seminar
Oct '19 - Working at Relational Depth in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Mick Cooper.

Member organisations


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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Session rates start at £45.00

A limited number of reduced rates available for adult Counselling students. Please call or email for more details.

Currently working as a counselling supplier for NHS Trusts and accepting EAP referrals from organisations in and around Kent. Contact me for more details and availability.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Spaces currently available for trainee counsellors

11a Earl Avenue
CT20 2HW

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access

There are small steps down to the door to enter the building which are not wheelchair accessible. I am able to offer online counselling sessions for those who feel they would be unable to gain access to the building.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Nathan Roberts, Dip Therapeutic Counselling, MBACP.  Folkestone CT20

Nathan Roberts, Dip Therapeutic Counselling, MBACP. Folkestone CT20