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Kent Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (KACP) Counselling Psychotherapy, EMDR and CBT Service
in Maidstone, Kent


Counselling Psychotherapy CBT & EMDR Service in Maidstone, Kent

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Does life feel like it's getting on top of you? Could you benefit from a place to take some time out to explore your thoughts and feelings?

Kent Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (KACP) are a team of independent professionally qualified counsellors and psychotherapists based in Maidstone offering counselling psychotherapy cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR). We have counselling rooms in central Maidstone and offer counselling services in West Malling, and Cranbrook with close links to Tonbridge and the Medway Towns.

"Seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist is increasingly considered an ordinary, everyday activity which many people choose to do in order to improve their mental well-being." 76% of people say that they would recommend counselling to a friend or family member" according to BACP's latest attitudes Survey

We are skilled NHS counsellors experienced and effective in working with common mental health disorders including depression, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) panic phobias, social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) health anxiety post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Our Service

KACP counsellors and psychotherapists have a variety of training backgrounds and draw upon a range of therapeutic approaches to provide the best support for you. We are professional members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and/or the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and work to their code of standards and ethics to ensure good practice

We pride ourselves on offering a caring, professional counselling service in Kent. We are committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe confidential and non-judgemental environment to help you talk through what is troubling you and work together to help enable you to make the changes you would like to happen

"The prospects that counselling will help are good- around 80% of clients feel better after therapy." "Evidence demonstrates that 65% of clients improve after seven counselling sessions."

What sort of problems might counselling psychotherapy EMDR and CBT help me with?

People often consider coming to see a counsellor when they are struggling with emotional problems such as:

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If you are experiencing difficulties like these you may find talking to a counsellor or psychotherapist helpful. Everyone can benefit from counselling if you are interested in understanding your inner world and willing to engage in the counselling process.

"It costs so much to be a full human being that there are very few who have the love and courage to pay the price. One has to abandon altogether the search for security and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to embrace life like a lover."

Morris West: Shoes of The Fisherman

Our counsellors work with individuals, couples, families children and groups. Our counsellors work on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period according to clinical and client need. We have Relate trained counsellors in Maidstone providing couple counselling/therapy working with couple's relationship and psychosexual difficulties.

Kent Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (KACP) are centrally located in Maidstone within easy reach of Swale, The Medway Towns (Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham) Ashford, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge Kent.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or wish to arrange an initial consultation for counselling you are welcome to contact us email or call Tel: 01622 230755 Mobile: 07941071622 We may be counselling when you call please leave a message both numbers are confidential counselling lines. We will respond promptly. All enquiries are treated in confidence.

Some of our Testimonials

"I really did just want to say thank you, for the past several years. Having a trusted, safe, sensible space to talk things through has made the world of difference to me and even when I'm not sure where to turn I knew it would help to just come and talk things through with you. Your patience, compassion and kindness I know is what anyone would expect from a professional but it really comes through and I'm so grateful that time and time again you've accepted me as I am. Quite literally I am not the same person from when we first met and having your support to do the work to recover myself and my life is so much appreciated" Maidstone

"You were my counsellor when I had a breakdown with OCD about a year and a half ago. I work for the 999 side of the ambulance service and had CBT with you which has helped me with my OCD compulsions tenfold... I am now in a much better place mentally and no longer feel nearly as stressed at work after all your support and guidance. I just wanted to write to you and thank you. I'll be recommending you to anyone in the NHS ambulance service on the 999 side of it that opens up to me, particularly with diagnosed or similar compulsions/experiences. Thank you again" Maidstone

"I would like to say a huge thank you for our wonderful sessions together earlier this year. We dug a lot of things up together and worked through them beautifully. I am extremely grateful and will recommend you to anyone seeking help. We got married in July and had the best day of our lives the situation that caused me to seek therapy is no longer hanging over me, and I feel free to enjoy our marriage without the pain from the past interfering with it. Thank you for your help with this, I am forever thankful" Medway

" I wanted to say thank you (again) for the incredible counselling support you gave me last year........ There is a big gulf between suicidal ideation & actually killing yourself but this time I had a plan. I had a method. I had a motive.......What made 2019 different to all my other periods of being depressed wasn't how deep & dark I fell, but how much I worked to really understand why and what was happening. Opening myself up to pain I had locked away. Exploring the very depths of my soul & my mind. I put the work in and it has paid off. EMDR is probably the best therapy I've ever had in my life it is amazing. From the darkest moments to really feeling that I actually believe some of those things I couldn't even contemplate before. Without a doubt, I'm much more equipped now than I have ever been. This past year has enriched my life so much" Anonymous

"I was a client of yours last year and I just wanted to message you to say thank you. The support you gave made a massive difference and helped put everything into perspective. I've now got a great new job doing what I enjoy with nice people, we've bought our house and we had our baby son just under six weeks ago. You helped me see what is important." Anonymous

"Hi C I just wanted to thank you for the counselling over the past couple of months. You have really helped me and I am pleased to say that I've been doing a lot better and really making a conscious effort to remind myself that I cannot control everything and I'm not to blame for others and their thoughts. Many thanks again". J. Maidstone

"My counsellor was really amazing, I was in a dreadful mental state when I first went to see C and had debilitating panic attacks many times a day, her wealth of knowledge and calm manner, during my sessions were totally needed by me at that time, I learned to trust her completely and felt safe when I was in a panic attack whilst in the sessions, I also liked the fact that she was slightly older and seemed like she had been around for a long time, and that nothing seemed to phase her. Thank you for all your support it has been a godsend for me from my first telephone call to my last session. Thank you." N. Maidstone

"I found C to be completely approachable and built a really good relationship with her. We worked well together and understood each other. C worked hard to help me, to remember the fine details and to ensure I was looking at things as positively as possible, I have no doubt that the lessons I learnt during our time together will have an impact for the rest of my life." E. Sittingbourne

"Dear Carolyn I wanted to say thank you for all your help. Especially as I didn't know which way to turn. I would be lying if I said I was not afraid with the way things were going. I appreciate you agreeing to help me. You are fortunate as you do a job that really helps people and makes a difference. Thank you again for your counselling it has made a big difference to me." J. Maidstone

"Carolyn I am emailing with an update, I am pleased to say that my mum is doing really well. Shortly after her last session with you, she went for a short stay with her sister and a period of separation from her usual environment. Somehow when she returned she was a different person with a different outlook. Since then mum has turned her life around- she now attends a gym 3 times a week and goes to a weekly knitting group where she has made friends. She is also a permanent carer for her mother. We are so proud of her for her courage and strength and persistence to try to feel better and manage her mental health. Many of these things she has done with encouragement but largely off her own steam. She is now confident happy and carefree. Mum has had the support of the family and had her medication monitored along the way but mum specially asked me to contact you to say thank you. Although at the time mum could not see the support she had, she does now and realises it was both professional and family support that helped her break out of a mental lock and onto a better health path. she has also been discharged from the mental health centre and is back under her own GP. Considering that she could not get out of bed or leave the house mum is now social and lives a full and independent life, managing everyday tasks and tackling problems on her own. Her anxiety is gone and she believes in herself more. She recently took a trip with her sister and cousins to London to the theatre and stay in a hotel which she enjoyed very much. Mum said if she was able to recover when depression was so bad then maybe it will give hope to others who are feeling like it's hopeless. Mum knows now that if her depression returns in the future that she has the capacity to overcome it. It is thanks to professional help like yours, family help, changing her behaviour and monitoring medication that has brought about the change. Thank you so much for your help CBT was certainly the start to feeling proactive about mental health." L & J. Maidstone

“I was not sure if counselling was for me initially, but I found it a positive experience throughout, and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone struggling with depression” I. Ashford

“I feel counselling has helped me become the old S again and couldn’t have done it without C” S. Medway

“Counselling has been supportive and beneficial and has led me along paths of discovery opened things up and helped me to look at things differently… I am not afraid now of what I may find…” M. Cranbrook

“My nothingness has lifted… counselling has been very beneficial to my mental outlook” L. Ashford

“I Feel very pleased with what I have achieved in dealing with my panic attacks ... and now feel back in control” L. Maidstone

“ Thank you for all the help and support you have given me this year just to say things are going very well for me and using my CBT when required. I am very happy and ‘chilled’ these days and want to thank you very much for helping me find the way” W. Ashford

“You have been amazing… I am managing my anxiety …. I cannot believe how much better I feel now” J. Ashford

“Thank you for listening, thank you for being there for me at the right time, thank you for your counselling I will take away with me all I have learned continue to learn about myself the impact others have and how I am and can be stronger each day “ M. Medway

“Just to say thanks so much for the counselling sessions you have really supported me and I now feel much better equipped and confident to move on and deal with whatever!!!” M. Swale

“I wanted to thank you for giving me the tools to help myself... Thanks so much” J Tunbridge Wells

“Just to say a big thank you for all your counselling and guidance over the past year you have helped me change my life for the better and I know I wouldn’t have been able to realise what I needed to change without you! Many thanks” A. Medway

“Just a little thank you for all your help. You have helped me more than you can ever know. I was beginning to feel very desperate and you have provided me with a way through my thoughts and feelings and I am so grateful “ S. Tunbridge Wells.

"I have appreciated this space to explore my assumptions and beliefs… facing myself has not been comfortable… I am confident I can build on my counselling experience…" P. Tunbridge wells

"… Is an excellent counsellor she was helpful, kind and a great comfort a credit to her profession and I am very grateful for everything. She gave me the strength to carry on and I am so much better now thanks to her if all counsellors are ….” L. Maidstone

"...I valued having someone neutral to discuss my personal problems with my counsellor was caring and sensitive yet professional in her approach Being able to talk things through has made me feel stronger and better able to deal with my issues...." R. Maidstone

"...counselling was tailored to me and really helped me through difficult times..." E. Tonbridge

"...was superb, the counselling sessions empowered me to step back at a time when I felt over-busy and overwhelmed. I learned to use simple techniques to gain control..." D. Maidstone

"...was patient and caring when I was low and vulnerable it has also given me the confidence to cope better with my phobias" D. Maidstone

"...counselling I received has helped me enormously in respect that I am thinking more rationally I am able to cope with these issues now" L. Cranbrook

"I feel counselling has helped me to look at the issue I am struggling with and cope better with my personal relationships... has a nice approach and was really helpful" E. Maidstone



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"Look here,Furii said. "I never promised you a rose garden. I never promised you perfect justice...and I never promised you peace or happiness. My help is so that you can be free to fight for all these things. The only reality I offer is challenge, and being well is being free to accept it or not at whatever level you are capable. I never promise lies, and the rose-garden world of perfection is a lie -and a bore too!"

Hannah Green: I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

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