Sabine Farren-Hawkins. Bay View Practice
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Relationships and Marriage
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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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
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
Type of session
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Appointments - Daytime and evening appointments are available - Canterbury - Fridays only. Please contact me for availability.
Types of client
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