Sharon Hills. Dip Couns, MBACP (Accred), NCS (Reg Accred)

The Dovecote Centre
1 Brookside House
Canterbury Road
TN24 8QE



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The Dovecote Centre
1 Brookside House
Canterbury Road
TN24 8QE



About me

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


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.

Further information

I work in two different locations in the Ashford Kent that have free parking close by.

Maps & Directions

Ashford, TN24 8QE
Ashford, TN27

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Weekdays and evenings only.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme