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Sarah Jane Horsley MBACP (Accredited) ; Dip (Integrative) Counselling

Herne Bay, Kent, CT6
Registered / Accredited

About me


I have now resumed face-to-face counselling but continue to offer telephone and online counselling for those who prefer remote counselling. Please email me for further information.

Why counselling?

Are you facing difficult circumstances, feel confused, unsure about the way forward? Are you feeling overwhelmed? You may have ignored your own needs for so long that you have forgotten to give yourself the care and 'me-time' that you so crucially need. Perhaps you feel uncertain of who you are, so caught up with the busyness of life and trying to keep everyone else happy that you have somehow lost yourself along the way.

Maybe now is the time to take that first step towards seeking the support that is necessary. Maybe you’ve never tried counselling before and you’re not sure what to expect. Or perhaps you feel that you simply need a few sessions to help restore your sense of equilibrium. Nothing is too big or too small to work with; anything that affects you is relevant in the counselling room. People come to counselling for many different reasons and it takes courage to take that very first step towards seeking help to manage difficult emotions.

What can I expect?

I can offer you a safe place to explore any concerns you have in a non-judgemental, accepting and empathic environment. I am a genuine, warm, friendly and caring counsellor and believe wholeheartedly in the power of the counselling process and the ability of people to change for the better.  I am genuinely interested in YOU and care about everything that affects you whether big or small.

The first contact

I offer a free 20 minute appointment which gives you the opportunity to decide whether you would like to work with me or not. I may take some personal details from you at this time. You will be able to ask me any questions about the counselling process to help you decide whether you would like to go ahead with counselling. There will also be an opportunity to briefly describe the reasons that are bringing you to counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a professionally qualified integrative counsellor MBCP (accredited). As an integrative counsellor I draw on several therapeutic approaches and tailor these to meet your individual needs.

I qualified in 2013 and have worked since then for a local Counselling charity. I received specialist training in trauma, childhood sexual abuse and rape and also have experience counselling older children having completed part of my Placement training at a further education college, counselling students. I have also worked several years within a therapeutic setting for individuals who have substance misuse problems.

Although I am a specially trained trauma counsellor, the majority of my counselling work is generic, covering a vast variety of needs and issues.

Qualifications and Training

Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)

Certificate of Proficiency

BACP Accreditation

PTSD/Specialist Trauma/Sexual Abuse Training

Online CBT Diploma

NVQ in Working with Substance misuse

Child and Adult Safeguarding Training

Domestic Abuse Training

Telephone/Online (Zoom) counselling

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


I offer a free 20 minute session by appointment only, either face-to-face, telephone or zoom. This then gives you the opportunity to ask any questions; briefly describe your reason for wanting to access counselling and to help you decide whether I am the right counsellor for you. During this time I may also take a few personal details from you.

My fees are £40 per 50-minute session thereafter.

I accept payments by cash on the day/ bank transfer prior to session.

Cancellations: Provided that 24 hours’ notice is given there will be no charge for cancellations.

However, for cancellations less than 24 hours’ notice there will be a charge of £20.

Some people are perhaps unable to leave their home or maybe feel that for whatever reason telephone/online counselling is better suited to their needs.

The price for telephone /online counselling is £40 for a 50 minute session.
Payment for telephone/online counselling is by bank transfer prior to the session.

Telephone/Online cancellations of less than 24 hours notice incur a cost of £15.

Herne Bay

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

Small step up but otherwise on ground level. I also offer online/ telephone counselling.


Weekdays: Afternoons/early evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Sarah Jane Horsley  MBACP (Accredited) ; Dip (Integrative) Counselling

Sarah Jane Horsley MBACP (Accredited) ; Dip (Integrative) Counselling