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Faversham Counselling Service (t/a FCS Talking Therapies)

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We have been providing professional counselling for individuals and couples since 1993. A BACP Accredited Service. The Faversham Counselling Service Limited (FCS) is a company registered by guarantee No. 8287687. We are also a registered Charity No. 1154989 and an 'Accredited Service' member of (BACP), The British Association for Counselling and

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.

Services we provide

NHS Counselling
Fast Access and Free Treatment under the NHS (IAPT) Counselling Scheme

Faversham Counselling Service is now commissioned by the NHS to provide a new and free 'Talking Therapies Service' for
people living within Swale, Canterbury and Coastal CCG Areas. IAPT is a free and confidential talking therapies service for people with common and distressing conditions, such as anxiety, depression and stress, who are aged 18 and over. It is part of the new NHS IAPT (Improved Access to Psychological Therapies) national initiative to involve local qualified mental health providers in the treatment of these common psychological disorders that effect most of us at some point in our lives.

* Depression and Low Mood 

* General or Specific Anxiety

* Panic Attacks or Phobias 

* Stress or Excessive Worry

* OCD  

and many other common mental health issues.
For more information about FREE NHS treatment or to make an appointment, please visit our website at: or call us on 01795 591019

Private Self-Funded Counselling

A professional and confidential service for individuals and couples with personal, emotional and relationship problems

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. 

Individuals, are you:

* 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?

 Couples, 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 separation 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 here 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. Please see the bottom of the page for contact details.

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 £45.00 for individual clients and £45.00 for couples. The cost of ongoing counselling sessions is £45.00 for individuals and £45.00 for couples.

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 which oversees the work of the service and provides support:

Pim Baxter (Chair of Trustees)

Ann Furedi

Sam Jones

Stuart Turner


Complaints and Equal Opportunities Policy
At FCS Talking Therapies, we operate a Complaints and Equal Opportunities policy. Please see our website here for more details.

Contact us
To enquire about making an appointment for counselling or for further information, please call 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.