Sabine Farren-Hawkins. Bay View Practice

Sabine Farren-Hawkins.  Bay View Practice

12-17 Upper Bridge Street

Minnis Bay

07757 532767

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About me

Individual and Relationship Counselling.

I specialise in Relationship Counselling. I am also qualified in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) as well as other types of therapy (Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Humanistic)  I use this knowledge and understanding of these various theories as well as my training in mental health, trauma work and working with vulnerable people in my work with clients giving me a wide range of tools to work with.

I am a BACP registered with many years of experience in various settings including University ( counselling both staff and students and making risk assessments), detention centres (offering counselling and practical support and assessing their mental health), working with the bereaved (through long term illness, suicide, murder, neglect) as well as with individuals (anxiety, depression, low self worth, sexuality, work issues) and couples ( affairs, sexuality, communication, separation, blended families) within my own private practice.

I provide a warm, confidential and safe environment in which we will work together through your issues and difficulties and look at new tools and coping strategies. These can range from anxiety, depression, anger, negative thinking patterns or relationships. We will together to gain an insight and better understanding with what is troubling you and work towards a better understanding and find ways of moving forward in a positive way.

Clients have given the feedback that I am 'warm, easy to talk to, perceptive, encouraging and very intuitive'.

I subscribe to the BACP Ethical Framework and undertake regular professional development and further training. I am insured by a professional indemnity insurance.

I also offer intensive recovery sessions for couples as well as solution focused sessions for individuals.

I work at the University of Kent as a counsellor and have a private practice in 2 locations - The Wellness Centre in Canterbury and in Birchington. Kent

I hope you will find all the information you need on my website but should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from a BACP accredited course.        This course was based on a Humanistic approach but included Transactional Analysis (TA) and Gestalt models of counselling.

Diploma in Relationship and Couples counselling from Oxford College.                      I am part of an Independent Relationship Counselling service. CBT.

I have Certificates for training in the following:

Cruse Bereavement Care training course                                                                   My training and years as a Cruse volunteer enabled me to gain experience with bereavement and bereavement related issues.

  • Sudden and Traumatic Death
  • The effects of Suicide
  • Bereavement, Homelessness and Addiction
  • Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection
  • A child’s grief
  • Mental Health First Aid Lite Course
  • Working with Trauma
  • Certificate on Data Protection Training (GDPR)

Training with Dover Detainee Group                                                                          This involved training and visiting detainees in a prison setting as well as using my bilingual skills.

I am bilingual in French.

I hold a current DBS (Home office Disclosure and Barring Service’s criminal records enhanced Disclosure). This used to be known as a CRB.

I am fully registered and insured.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationships and Marriage




Panic attacks



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  • Bay View Practice, Minnis Bay
  • Minnis Bay


Fee per session - £ 60.00 - Individual  £ 70.00 - Couples - Birchington  1 hr

                              £ 60.00 - Individual  £ 70.00 - Couples - Canterbury 1 hr                                                Couples only -    £ 130.00 - 2 hr Intensive recovery session  Monday - Saturday                                                                              £ 200.00 - 2 hr Intensive recovery session  Sundays

Individuals only - £ 110.00 - 2 hr solution focused therapy session  Monday - Saturday                                                                    £ 170.00 - 2 hr solution focused therapy session  Sundays

Payment by Paypal, Credit or Debit card through the Website. Please note that sessions will only be booked once payment has been received.

Cancellation policy –   48 hrs notice is required to avoid cancellation charge.

Cancellation charge – Full cost of one session

Further information

Appointments -

Monday to Friday

Birchington practice - Not open on Fridays

The first appointment is at 8 am.
The last appointment of the day is at 8pm.

Canterbury practice - Fridays only

The first appointment is at 8 am.
The last appointment of the day is at 7pm.

Saturday and Sunday

Birchington practice - 2 hr recovery or solution focused sessions only

Please contact me for availability.

Maps & Directions

Canterbury, CT1
Birchington, CT7

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: French


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Canterbury practice - Yes Birchington practice - No


Appointments - Daytime and evening appointments are available - Canterbury - Fridays only. Please contact me for availability.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme