About me

My counselling service is for both men and women, 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.

People often find it difficult to reach out for support. 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 6 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

  • Anxiety.
  • Depression.
  • 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:

May '21 - Calming the Anxious Brain, Using Neuroscience to end Anxiety
May '21 - The Art of Psychotherapy, Irvin Yalom
July '20 - Goals in Therapy, Mick Cooper
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

BACP

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

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

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.

Further information

Spaces currently available for trainee counsellors at concession rates.

Earlsgate
11a Earl Avenue
Folkestone
Kent
CT20 2HW

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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.

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Nathan Roberts

Nathan Roberts