Counsellor Profile

Hello, my name is Trish Kent. I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor working within private practice. I hold a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling & have a further Advanced Diploma in Couples Counselling from the Relate Institute, gained through the University of Hull.

During my career I have acquired knowledge of the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and have worked with individuals and couples using a range of skills obtained from courses and various workshops including Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Anger Management and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy skills. I continue to attend specialist workshops in order to maintain my personal and professional development.

Within my career I have covered a range of issues, including communication difficulties, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, bereavement and loneliness. I have incorporated a range of skills into my counselling practice. My approach is primarily client- centred, & within this approach you, the client are considered to be the expert of yourself & my intention is to come alongside in helping you find your own solutions. Client autonomy is an important aspect of this approach. Additionally, alongside working with the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, I am able to support Psychodynamic and Systemic work.

My counselling aim is to help to facilitate and support you as we work through purposeful yet flexible stages of exploration, understanding and action. Counselling is provided according to your needs, aiming at a pace and frequency suitable to you. The counselling process may be challenging, yet provides an enriching opportunity for you to work towards living in a more satisfactory and resourceful way. This is a voluntary professional relationship entered into after an informal discussion, with mutual agreement on issues e.g. confidentiality, cost, time-scale etc

As an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred,), I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice, and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure. My counselling work is regularly supervised, independently and externally to my private practice, along BACP guidelines.

In addition to initial telephone/email communications, an initial 15-30 minute consultation/assessment is provided without charge or obligation, prior to contracting. This can be done separately, it is linked with, and can be immediately before, a full 1hour counselling session.

Fees: 1hr sessions £55 Business; £45 Individual; £50 Couples; £35 low-income/Student
(as of April 2013)

Contact: My Mobile Line for enquiries/appointments 07786 328527
Or via freephone 0800 098 8126