Mrs Shirley Kent

Member Status: Senior Accredited

Member No: NCS16-03461

Location: Taunton

Mates in Mind

I am a fully qualified, experienced and insured Senior Accredited Counsellor 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 and older people from my comfortable therapy rooms in the centre of Taunton .

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: Addictions, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression,Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Emotional Abuse, Infertility, Loneliness, Low Self Confidence, Low Self Esteem, Miscarriage, Menopause, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postnatal Depression, Physical Abuse, Pregnancy and Birth, Relationship problems, Redundancy, Self Harm, Sexual Abuse/ Assault, Sexuality, Stress, Suicidal Feelings, 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 I am very willing to talk, free of charge, on the telephone . Call me on 07950187044 or if you prefer to email use the form below.

Client Testimonials

“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 & Experience
    I 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 am a fully qualified, experienced and insured Senior Accredited Counsellor working within the National Counselling Society's Code of Ethical Practice, which safeguards both the client and Counsellor. I am an NCS Approved Counselling Supervisor.

    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
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Driving tests
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Job interviews
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias: dentists
    • Phobias: flying
    • Phobias: heights
    • Phobias: spiders
    • Self esteem
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Shyness
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Ptsd
    • Sleep
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
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