Sevenoaks Counselling is a professional service offered by Christians to the whole community. We offer counselling to people who are resident in Sevenoaks and the surrounding areas. This area covers Sevenoaks Town and District together with Kent, Medway, Sussex, Surrey, and South London including Bromley and Bexley. Our private and peaceful premises are situated close to Sevenoaks mainline station.
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. Counselling is offered face-to-face, or remotely, by phone or online.
Free parking and disabled access are available.
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)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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.
When we work
Week days, daytime and evening - depending on availability.
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.