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About us

Individual Counselling. Brief-focused Counselling. Bereavement Support. Employer Assisted Schemes

Visit our web-site: www.thecounsellingcentre.org.uk

There are times when we feel unable to cope. Sometimes the reason is clear and we know where to find help but at other times it is more confused. It is at these times that counselling may be beneficial. Sharing your feelings in confidence with a trained counsellor can be a great relief and a source of strength. We offer affordable professional & confidential counselling for personal, relationship & family problems.

We have been providing counselling for more than 30 years. You can refer yourself or your GP or another health professional can do this for you.

We are a registered Charity,  and offer a BACP accredited service.  We offer Bereavement support for adults and children and young people. We offer solutions focused work on behalf of employers for their employees.

We can offer sessions in person, online and via he telephone.

Long Term Counselling
Long term counselling, not readily available on the NHS, offers an opportunity to explore your difficulties without limiting the number of sessions. This enables you to explore many areas of your life in depth at your own pace.

Bereavement Support for children and adults is a dedicated service looking at the specific challenges and difficulties associated with all types of bereavement.

Training, qualifications & experience

We are also a BACP accredited training organisation - our counsellors are graduates from our training or in training with us. This underpins the quality of the work we deliver.

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

Counselling need not be focused on a particular issue or difficulty but can be more concerned with self development and potential.

We offer Psychodynamic counselling, which is particularly effective in opening up thoughts and feelings connected with personal growth, helping individuals to challenge self-destructive patterns of behaviour and move towards a more reflective way of being.

Fees

From £15.00 to £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

We are a self-financing, non-profit making charity and our key aim is to make counselling available to all, irrespective of their ability to pay.

When we work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

9.00am - 9.00 pm weekdays Saturday 9 -12 noon

Further information


We do not have disabled access to our main premises but we have the use of rooms in a nearby location where we can accommodate wheelchair users and those clients who have difficulty climbing stairs.

Bereavement support can be made available at school for children and young people.

Richmond Terrace, 49 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1DT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.