Sevenoaks Christian Counselling Service
Sevenoaks Counselling is a professional service offered by Christians to the whole community. Unlike private therapy, which can be too expensive for some, Sevenoaks Counselling is in the position to make available affordable counselling to all. Sevenoaks Counselling has been operating in Sevenoaks for over thirty years.
The counsellors offer confidential counselling on an equal opportunities basis, accepting clients as they are and offering non-judgemental, professional attention, care and support. Counselling is available to all members of the community, whether they have religious beliefs or not.
Training, qualifications & experience
The counsellors are fully qualified and experienced professionals who are members of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). They adhere to the codes of ethics and practice set out by the BACP and ACC (the Association of Christian Counsellors) of which the Sevenoaks Counselling is a member.
We also have a Family Therapist as part of our team - please see our website for therapist profiles (link above).
Member organisations *
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
The recommended charge is £45. We realise that for some this is more than they can afford while others could afford to pay more for their sessions. For those who can't afford £45, the charge is negotiable.
Counselling can be beneficial to people struggling with a variety of concerns, including: marital issues (couples counselling is an option), psychological difficulties, spiritual dilemmas, physical and emotional disability, terminal illness, bereavement, family dilemmas, separation and divorce.
In addition to the fourteen part-time counsellors we have a Family Therapist in our team. Family Therapy offers a way of working together for parents and children who are finding relationships challenging.
Our Family Therapist seeks to bring people together in a safe and supportive place to both talk and listen to one another; this often improves communication within the family. The focus is on how to move forward, although sometimes it is important to think about the past. Every family is different and composed of unique individuals. However, issues that can affect family life are often shared by other people too, for example; physical illness and disability, marital issues, divorce, lone parenting, mental health, alcohol and substance abuse, the effects of trauma, bereavement, sibling and step-sibling relationships and life cycle changes. Family Therapy offers a dedicated space to talk together about things which have proved difficult to discuss at home.
Our premises are private and peaceful, situated close to Sevenoaks mainline station. Parking and disabled access are available.