Mrs Shirley Kent
Member Status: Senior Accredited
Member No: NCS16-03461
I am a fully qualified, experienced and insured Senior Accredited Counsellor & Approved Counselling Supervisor on the National Counselling Society's register which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, set up by the Department of Health.
I offer counselling to adults via the telephone and Zoom. During the current health situation face to face sessions in Taunton are temporarily suspended.
I work non-judgmentally with warmth, empathy and understanding and have a calm, gentle, caring approach.
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: Abuse, Anger, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating Disorders, Infertility, Loneliness, Low Self Confidence, Low Self Esteem, Miscarriage, Menopause, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postnatal Depression, Pregnancy and Birth, Relationship problems, Redundancy, Self Harm, Sexuality, Stress, 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 please do not hesitate to contact me.
“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”.
- Qualifications & ExperienceI trained as an Integrative Counsellor. My training covered different counselling theories and approaches which I draw upon to suit the individual needs of my clients.
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.
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Ageing and related issues
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Parenting skills
- Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
- Pregnancy related issues
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Driving tests
- Emotional issues
- Job interviews
- Panic attacks
- Phobias: dentists
- Phobias: flying
- Phobias: heights
- Phobias: spiders
- Self esteem
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Stop smoking
- Childbirth: labour
- Childbirth: fertility
- Childbirth: pregnancy
- Languages Spoken