Shirley Kent MNCS Snr Accred, 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 work non-judgmentally with warmth, empathy and understanding and have a calm, gentle, caring approach.
I offer counselling to adults from my comfortable counselling rooms in central Taunton Somerset.
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: Addictions, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression,Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Emotional Abuse, Infertility, Loneliness, Low Self Confidence, Low Self Esteem, Miscarriage, Menopause, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postnatal Depression, Physical Abuse, Pregnancy and Birth, Relationship problems, Redundancy, Self Harm, Sexual Abuse/ Assault, Sexuality, Stress, Suicidal Feelings, 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 I am very willing to talk, free of charge, on the telephone.
Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available.
If you have any questions or would like to book an introductory reduced fee counselling session 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 a Therapeutic 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 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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Free Initial Phone Call
I offer a free of charge initial phone call. If I am not available to take your call please leave your message on my answerphone and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.
Introductory One Hour Counselling Session
Subsequent One Hour Counselling Sessions
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments are available during the daytime, some weekday evenings and Saturday morning.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training