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Barbara Kelly
Counsellor in Faversham - Registered 16+ Years

Registered Counsellor Barbara Kelly
Hertford House, Chapel Street
ME13 8EP
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  • Individual £50 - 50 minutes
  • Couple £50 - 50 minutes
45% of enquirers became verified clients

Working Hours

  • Tuesdays
    11am - 8:15pm
  • Wednesdays
    11am - 8:15pm
  • Thursdays
    11am - 7pm

Issue Covered

  • Relationship Problems


  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Counselling

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16+ Years Post-Registration Experience

Welcome. I'm Barbara. I'm an accredited and registered counsellor and psychotherapist - I help individuals and couples with their emotional wellbeing. I have private and public sector experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist. My focus involves Relationship Problems, and the particular difficulties encountered by gay and heterosexual men and women.

What to Expect

An initial assessment meeting allows you to discover if you are comfortable with me, share what concerns you, ask questions, understand confidentiality, and assess if therapy could assist you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange a preliminary assessment session in Faversham.


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Counselling centres on listening to you, and supporting you. You decide what issue concerning your early years and/or adult life you explore. An aim of counselling is to enable you to speak about a problem and find a solution that is right for you.


Psychology is interested in you and your thoughts, emotions and behaviour. It offers you psychological interventions and mental wellbeing support. The intention of psychological therapy is to help you alleviate symptoms.


Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you gaining insight into the difficulties you face. It considers your thoughts, emotions and significant events in your life. Psychotherapy aims to help you develop or discover suitable ways of managing.

Thoughts on Mental Health

If your spouse or partner often criticises you or puts you down, over time this, not surprisingly, will chip away at your self esteem. Even if it's only mild criticism or teasing, eventually it can take it's toll. If this chimes with your experience, don't leave it too long to take it up with them and ask them to stop.
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Some people lose weight and keep it off without any outside help at all, but for others it can be much more of a struggle. All those resolutions not to overeat disappear in the face of temptation, or If the weight comes off it soon goes back on again. If you've tried and tried to lose weight but always end up back at square one, it might well be worth considering therapy. Talking things through with a therapist can help you identify repeating patterns of eating, what function over and above nutrition food serves for you, and what you can do to change your relationship with food and eating to get the weight off and keep it off. It won't be a quick fix, but it can bring changes that you can sustain over your lifetime.
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Relationships can come under a lot of strain over the Christmas period. Apart from the endless lists of things to do in preparation, there's the prospect of spending far more time than is usual with your own or your partner's family. When the excitement dies down, you could be left feeling jaded and out of sorts with each other. Putting your relationship first in the New Year can help to put that right and get you back on track. Make a resolution to spend more time doing things together. How about a walk in the woods, a quiet dinner, a trip to the pictures or just snuggling down in front of the fire with a good film and a box of popcorn? Taking a little time for yourselves every now and then can make all the difference.
Read More: 10 New Year's resolutions to boost your mental wellbeing in 2015
Depression is often linked with a sense of low self worth and feeling unable to influence things. If you have depression, psychodynamic therapy is a way of exploring and understanding how experiences in the past, often in early years, have affected your view of yourself and your ability to influence things in present circumstances. If you were always told you were no good and would never amount to much, then it's likely that you'll believe it, although you may not be aware of how that belief is affecting the way you respond to things now. By uncovering the causes of those unconscious beliefs, it becomes possible to change them and to see things differently.
Read More: Psychodynamic therapy as a treatment for depression
Relationships can start off well but, over time, life changes and events intervene. You move house, change jobs, or have children. Unexpected events occur, like illness, redundancy or bereavement. Relationships can come under strain and, when they do, tension may build unless things can be talked about and resolved. If you're concerned about your relationship, therapy can help by giving you time and space to take things up with one another that you perhaps haven't been able to discuss at home, or haven't been able to talk about without conflict.
Read More: 10 signs you could benefit from therapy
At the beginning your therapist will explain about confidentiality, session times, cost and cancellations. They may want to gather some general information from you, but then you'll be invited to talk about what's brought you to therapy and what you're hoping for from it. Be prepared to ask your therapist any questions, for example about their qualifications and training. They'll be happy to put your mind at ease.
Read More: Preparing for your first therapy session

Qualifications Timeline

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Registered since March 2002)
Clinical Psychology
University of Kent (UK)
Relate (UK)

Barbara abides by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

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Maxine, 35, gave a review after 12 sessions

27 April 2015

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"Barbara's approach was always consistent and professional, which offered a clear grounding service that was valuable. I felt empowered within my sessions, to gather solutions that supported my understanding of past/current difficulties. The qualities offered, had supported me to move on from experiences that appeared to be holding up my life, and enabled me confidence to move on. Thank you."

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Location Detail

My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Faversham, Ospringe, Oare, Stone Chapel, North Street, Painter's Forstal, Luddenham, Uplees, Graveney, Sheldwich, Mockbeggar, Boughton Street, Hernhill, Selling, Norton Ash, Oversland, Waterham, Shottenden, Yorkletts, Old Wives Lees

Nearest Train Stations

  • Faversham (0.2 miles)
  • Selling (3.1 miles)
  • Teynham (4 miles)
  • Chilham (6 miles)
  • Chartham (6.6 miles)
  • Whitstable (6.8 miles)
  • Sittingbourne (7.2 miles)
  • Kemsley (7.7 miles)
  • Canterbury West (8 miles)
  • Chestfield & Swalecliffe (8.2 miles)

Wheelchair access: Yes

Updated 20 April 2018