Sharon Hills. Dip Couns, MBACP (Accred), NCS (Reg Accred)
The Dovecote Centre
1 Brookside House
Hello and welcome...
There are times when life can be stressful or there may be difficult situations where we find we are struggling to cope. I can provide a safe and confidential space, helping you to find more effective ways of dealing with life's challenges, and equipping you with the tools to do so.
I am a qualified counsellor, and accredited members of both the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and National Counselling Society (NCS). I work with people of various ages and lifestyles in a warm, respectful, non judgemental way. I have experience of generic counselling and welcome enquiries from people facing difficulties, no matter how big or small they feel their problems are. I offer a reduced fee initial assessment session for you to discuss what is troubling you, how we might work together, and to see if I am the right person for you.
Currently, I work privately, and in an Agency offering NHS IAPT Psychological therapy services. This enables me to offer both short and long-term therapy to meet differing individual needs.
Before becoming a counsellor, I was a tutor and manager in Adult Education, teaching Psychology and Sociology. It is now a great pleasure for me to be teaching the CPCAB Counselling Diploma to the next generation of counsellors and I find this very rewarding.
I work as a person-centred counsellor and can draw upon other theoretical approaches if appropriate. I have a particular interest in working with bereavement, self-confidence, relationships and anxiety. I am passionate about the work I do, and feel privileged to provide a space to help you find your way.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate of Proficiency BACP
Awareness in Bereavement Care Foundation
BA (Hons) Social Sciences
MA Lifelong Education and Professional Practice
Advanced Certificate in Education
Adult & Further Education Teaching Certificate C&G 7307
Continuing Professional Development: -
The Web of Shame in the Therapeutic Space.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Initial Assesment 50 minute session £30
Individual counselling per 50 minute session £45.00
Students studying counselling courses £25
If you are on a low income I can sometimes offer a reduction where there is availability and am happy to discuss this with you.
Pre-booked breaks and holidays are not charged for. Cancellations or missed appointments with less than 24 hours notice will be charged the full sessional rate.
I work in two different locations in the Ashford Kent that have free parking close by.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays and evenings only.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|