Shirley Kent Senior Accredited Counsellor & Approved Supervisor
I am a fully qualified Senior Accredited Counsellor on the National Counselling Society's register which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, set up by the Department of Health. I am also an Individual Member of BACP.
I am committed to the values and principles of good practice standards set out in the National Counselling Society's Code of Ethical Practice and the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I work non-judgmentally with warmth, empathy and understanding and have a calm, gentle, caring approach.
I provide an initial free telephone discussion and reduced fee first session.
Counselling sessions are by telephone and Zoom video conferencing. Due to the current health situation my face to face service in Taunton is temporarily suspended.
My work is focused upon helping you to find your way to feeling and coping better, whatever the difficulties that are affecting the quality of your life.
I work with many areas of counselling including: Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Disappointment , Eating Disorders, Infertility, Isolation, Loneliness, Low Self Confidence, Low Self Esteem, Miscarriage, Menopause, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postnatal Depression, Pregnancy and Birth, Relationship problems, Redundancy, Self Harm, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related uncertainty and Work related stress.
I understand that making the decision to see a Counsellor is often a difficult one. If you are considering therapy and have questions please contact me to arrange an initial free telephone discussion.
Weekday and Saturday appointments are available.
If you have any questions please contact me on 07950187044 or email me via the Message me button above.
“I feel so much better since coming to you. I do not think I could have got through these weeks without you and would not hesitate to recommend you”.
“I would like to thank you for your support and understanding. I am feeling a lot better and I am sure this is to do with your caring ways and good listening”.
" Thank you so much for all your help. I feel a much lighter person than I did a few months ago".
" Thank you so much for all your kindness, help and belief ".
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified, experienced and insured Accredited Counsellor.I trained as an Integrative Counsellor. My training covered different counselling theories and approaches which I draw upon to suit the individual needs of my clients.
I am a Senior accredited member of the National Counselling Society and an Individual Member of the BACP.
I have an Advanced Diploma in Counselling also an Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision.
I am on the National Counselling Society's Register of Counsellor's, which has been accredited under a programme set up by the Department of Health and administered by the Professional Standards Authority. Counsellor's on this register meet high standards which offer clients peace of mind and enhanced protection.
I attend regular training to update and further my counselling skills, thus providing the best service to my clients.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial Free Telephone Discussion
Reduced Fee First Session - One Hour
Subsequent Sessions - One Hour