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Faversham Counselling Service

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Welcome to the Faversham Counselling Service.
We have been providing professional counselling for individuals and couples since 1993. 
A BACP Accredited Service.

The Faversham Counselling Service (FCS) is a registered Charity No. 1044093 and an 'Accredited Service' member of (BACP), The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

The BACP is a national organisation and considered a benchmark for professional and ethical standards in the UK. There are many centres throughout the country. Like them, we offer counselling to people from all walks of life and experiences, who have personal, psychological or emotional problems.
Counsellors at FCS are trained to a high standard and have regular supervision.

FCS works closely with medical and social welfare agencies, including local GPs, Health Authorities and local businesses and employers.


People come to us with a wide range of concerns and problems. There are times in many people's lives when they feel unable to cope. At some time most people will feel depressed and anxious, alone or challenged by life's circumstances. For some, memories about the past, painful events in the present or worries about the future may mean they cannot enjoy life or achieve their aims.


How counselling can help

Sometimes the reasons for our concerns and problems seem fairly clear and we know where to turn for assistance. At other times, our issues are difficult to understand and we find no answer from within ourselves or those close to us, in whom it may be hard to confide. Talking to a counsellor can help you work through personal difficulties and find solutions to problems. Counsellors are impartial and trained to listen and to help you explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental way. Counselling does not claim to be the answer to all human difficulties, but it can help you find your own answers and offer support. In this way counselling assists us to move towards more effective ways of coping, enabling us to have a greater control of our own lives. 



If you are........

* feeling down and low, anxious, worried or over-stressed about something
* suffering from panic attacks, a traumatic experience or phobia
* going through a crisis, bereavement, redundancy, early retirement or illness
* having to face a separation or divorce and wanting some help
* suffering from the effects of physical, emotional or sexual abuse
* wanting someone to share your thoughts and feelings with, to help see a way through
* wanting to work on your personal growth
* wanting to talk about other issues in confidence.


Is your relationship...

*going through a rough patch
*experiencing a period of change and uncertainty
*struggling with a crisis or breakdown
*facing the possibility of seperation or divorce
*are you wanting to talk to a counsellor in confidence about other relationship issues.

Then we may be able to help you. Please call, or fill in the enquiry form or email us for an appointment, or visit our website on for more information.

Making an appointment

The Initial Consultation (Assessment)

Arrangements for you to come for an initial assessment for counselling can be
made. This will give you a chance to talk about your problems and to explore
the kind of help you are seeking and need. It will also be an opportunity to see
if counselling is appropriate for you and usually takes between one and two hours.
Should it become apparent in the consultation that some other form of help
may be more suitable, we will do our best to recommend an alternative
agency or option. 

The cost for counselling

The assessment consultation is an important session for which there is a one-off fee. This cost for the initial assessment consultation is £40.00 for individual clients and £45.00 for couples. The cost of ongoing counselling sessions is £35.00 for individuals and £40.00 for couples.

Bursary, or Fee-Assisted Scheme 

A fee-assisted scheme is available to assist those who are on a 'no or low income', high outgoings, receiving benefits. The scheme provides for up to 6 sessions of counselling at a more affordable rate, so that everyone may have the opportunity for counselling. An application can be made at the time of the initial enquiry, or at the assessment. This must be approved before counselling is offered.

Ongoing counselling

When ongoing counselling is offered, a counsellor will arrange to meet with you once a week for a 50 minute session, at the same mutually agreed time each week, unless other arrangements are made. 

Board of Trustees

FCS has a Board of Trustees and a management team who oversee the work of the service and provide support.
All enquiries should be addressed to:
Mark Harlow 
Clinical Director and Head of Service

Complaints and Equal Opportunities Policy

At Faversham Counselling Service, we operate a Complaints and Equal Opportunities policy. Please see our website: for more details.

Contact us

To enquire about making an appointment for counselling or for
further information, please  01795 591019, or write to
us at the address above. 

or visit our website on:

There is a confidential voicemail service available when the service is unmanned.
Please leave your name, telephone number and a brief message and
we will contact you as soon as possible. If the call is of an urgent nature please call 01795 591019

Opening times

9.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Friday.
Saturday mornings by arrangement.
Counselling is by appointment only.