Patsy Chester MBACP, MNCS (Accred).
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
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.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible timings across the week according to individual needs.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|