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Shirley Kent Online & Telephone Counsellor/Supervisor MNCS Snr Accred, MBACP

Taunton TA1 & Honiton EX14
07950187044 07950187044 Registered / Accredited

About me

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 a Registered Member of the 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 , 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 and Work related uncertainty and 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.

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 have an Advanced Diploma in Counselling also an Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision.

I am a Senior accredited member of the National Counselling Society and a  Registered Member of the BACP.

I attend regular training to update and further my counselling skills,  thus providing the best service to my clients.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

NCS

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

Initial Free Telephone Discussion

Reduced Fee First Session - One Hour
£35.00

Subsequent Sessions - One Hour
£45.00

Concessions can sometimes be arranged.

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Client Testimonials

“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 "

The Coach House
Crescent Park
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 4ED

Honiton
Devon
EX14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Availability

Appointments are available on weekdays and Saturday.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

About Me I am a National Counselling Society Approved Supervisor and Senior Accredited Counsellor.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Shirley Kent Online & Telephone Counsellor/Supervisor MNCS Snr Accred, MBACP

Shirley Kent Online & Telephone Counsellor/Supervisor MNCS Snr Accred, MBACP