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 abide by the National Counselling Society's Code of Ethical Practice.
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, Eating Disorders, Infertility, 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 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 Email 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 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 fully qualified, experienced and insured Senior Accredited Counsellor working within the National Counselling Society's Code of Ethical Practice which safeguards both the client and Counsellor.
I am a Senior accredited member of the National Counselling Society with 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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Work-related stress
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** If you have been impacted by the COVID-19 Coronavirus and would like to discuss a reduction in fees please contact me **
Initial Free Telephone Discussion
Reduced Fee First Session - One Hour
Subsequent Sessions - One Hour
- I offer concessions for low income groups
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||No|
Appointments are available on weekdays and Saturday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training