About me

If your everyday life and general wellbeing are being affected by how you’re feeling, it is a good time to get some help.

My name is Selina Pryor and I work as a school counsellor with young people and adults three days a week.  In my private practice, I offer individual counselling for children, young people and adults.  Counselling can offer the space and time needed to work through experiences and issues, it is an opportunity to be heard and to feel understood.  It can help in building better self-awareness, relationships and overall quality of life.

Choosing a counsellor that feels like the right person is really important.  I would encourage you to make a number of enquiries before deciding who best, you feel, can meet your needs.  If you would like to see if I am that person, contact me.  We can have a chat about your requirements, and then decide if we feel it would be suitable to do a full fifty minute assessment session which would enable time to talk in greater depth and decide if we feel we can work together.

If you are a parent or carer looking for a counsellor for a child or young person, I believe it is just as important that you are happy for us all to work together collaboratively.  Dependant on the age of the child or young person, I would generally talk to the parent / carer on the phone first and then decide if we move straight on to an assessment session or I can talk to the young person on the phone first and then we can decide.  Taking time in the beginning to do all this is a key part in helping our relationship work.

I offer face to face, online video sessions, online audio or telephone counselling.  I am based in Canterbury.  I am able to be flexible in my appointment scheduling and we can work out a mutually agreeable time to have sessions.

I prefer to offer an initial six sessions, then we review and make a joint decision on where to go from there.  I am happy to work short or long term dependant on client need.

I believe that the counsellor client relationship is the most important element in helping someone feel comfortable to talk about any issues or problems they may be experiencing.  Our working relationship could help you to make sense of experiences, feelings and emotions.  It could help you to gain a better understanding of yourself; make shifts and changes where you want in your life, and to move forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 6 Diploma in working with Children and Young People – completion in July 2021
  • Level 5 Certificate in working with Children and Young People
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Counselling skills
  • Level 2 Counselling skills
  • Level 5 Diploma in Adult Education and Antenatal Education

Additional courses / CPD

  • Online / Telephone counselling training
  • Trained Mindfulness in school project (MISP) .b Mindfulness Teacher
  • TA101 Transactional Analysis
  • Building the Bonds of Attachment KCC Conference - Dan Hughes and Deborah Page – caring for children and teenagers who have experienced development trauma.
  • Youth Mental Health First Aider
  • Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention
  • Drug User Screening Tool Training
  • Alcohol Awareness training
  • Counselling for Autism
  • Child Protection training

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

From £40.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Free initial telephone session with client /parent /carer

Assessment session £40

Individual booked sessions £45

Block of six session £40 each - total £240

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weekday and evening sessions available

Further information

What now?

Message me here or 07399488962.

I will reply as soon as I can and we can talk about your requirements.

Old Dover Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 3ER

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Selina Pryor

Selina Pryor