Patsy Chester MBACP, MNCS (Accred).

Patsy Chester MBACP, MNCS (Accred).

Canterbury
Kent
CT6

07745301630

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Canterbury
Kent
CT6

07745301630

About me

I am a very experienced Counsellor working primarily in North Kent.

Life can at times be stressful and become overwhelming. Pressures from work, illness, family situation, relationships can leave you lost, upset, confused and not knowing where to turn.

I can help you find a way forward.

My integrative approach helps you look at those difficult areas of your life. I combine techniques tailoring them to your needs providing support while we work through issues and problems.

I provide a safe, empathetic, honest and supportive environment where you can talk about thoughts and feelings that worry or frighten you without fear of criticism or judgement. Sessions are guided by you and we focus on our therapeutic realtionship, moving at a pace guided by you to discover coping strategies to help with the issues and problems you are facing.

Counselling can help people to make beneficial changes to their lives.

I offer a free 15-20 minute consultation so you can feel what it might be like working  together with me and where we can identify your counselling outcomes.

Please contact me to make a consultation appointment to discuss how I can best help you.

Taking the first step towards seeking professional help can feel like the most difficult step to take, but once taken  the outcome can be fulfiing and rewarding.

Training, qualifications & experience

My vast experiences in counselling have been mostly within the NHS, Social Welfare and Educational fields. I have worked within a  Childrens' Hospice,  Childrens' Centres and  community counselling services.

At present I work within a general charity funded counselling clinic encompassing clients with a wide range of issues.
I work with clients who have experienced abuse, anger, anxiety, bereavement, childhood sexual abuse, depression,  domestic violence,  family issues, loss, low self-esteem and confidence, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, post-natal depression, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress, relationship issues, stress.


As a qualified counsellor I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and  am  accreditied by the National Counselling Society MNCS (Accred).

I also have an MA in Childhood Studies and a Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and have worked in schools with children and adolescents with mental health issues.


As an experienced counsellor I work with the elderly, couples, adolescents, parents and young children in one to one or in a group context.

I offer both long term and short term.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP
NCS

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with are:

    long term conditions

    caring for others (short and long term)

    ageing

Fees

The initial 15-20 minute consulataion is free.

After then each session is £40.00 per 50 minute session.

I can offer reduced rates to people who are on low incomes or in financial difficulties. This can be discussed when we first meet.

Reduced rates available for counselling students.

Further information


My counselling rooms are in Herne Bay and easliy accessible.

There is free parking and car parks close by.

Local bus routes pass close by.

There is a good train service to Herne Bay within wlaking distance of the counselling rooms.

Initial telephone consultations are available and welcomed.

Maps & Directions

Canterbury, CT6

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Flexible timings across the week according to individual needs.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme