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About me

Nicky Deacon, Dip Couns (MBACP), DHP.AccHyp (MembPHPA) – Registered Accredited Integrative counsellor.

Welcome. Because it’s very important for you to feel comfortable and safe with the counsellor you choose, I’d like to invite you to an initial assessment session, the first half hour free of charge, so that you can meet me and determine if I’m the counsellor for you. During this first visit, we’ll go over what brought you to consider counselling, what you’d like the results to be and, what the counselling process will be like.

I also offer hypnotherapy to combat panic attacks, anxiety, smoking cessation, weight-loss management, phobias, and confidence. Hypnotherapy is also an effective way to help with pain management and combat insomnia. During the initial assessment we will discuss which approach might be best for you to ensure you get the best results.

If you decide you’d like to work with me, sessions will be tailored to your specific needs and, although mainly talk therapy, may include such gentle yet powerful and proven techniques as art therapy and mindfulness. Each session will help you work through your feelings in a safe and comfortable environment that enables you to fully explore and develop the solutions that are right for you.

I will not only help you explore solutions to your problems, but support you in the process of change to a happier you. My experience includes working with relationship problems and divorce, to conditions such as depression, bereavement, general anxiety disorder and low self-esteem.

Training, qualifications & experience

Supervisor Diploma

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Hypnotherapy Diploma
Certificate in Play Therapy
Certificate in Relationship Counselling

Private practice:Red Door

2014-2019: New Romney Counselling
2015/16: Bereavement counselling at Pilgrim's Hospice

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer hypnotherapy to assist with the following:

Smoking cessation
Anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety issues
Self-confidence and low self esteem
Weight control
Pain management
Behavioural management

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Each individual counselling session lasts an hour and costs:

£40 for individual counselling, with concessions available.
£55 for couple counselling.
£50 for hypnotherapy per session.

Further information

Red Door Counselling Services is on the 160 bus route running between Folkestone, Cheriton and Hythe with convenient nearby bus stops.


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


Daytimes and some evenings. Early mornings on request. Please contact me to check availability.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Red Door Counselling & Hypnotherapy - Nicky Deacon MBACP

Red Door Counselling & Hypnotherapy - Nicky Deacon MBACP