Research has shown time and time again, that the single most powerful factor in therapy is the strength of relationship between the client and the therapist.
Sian will help you develop an understanding of yourself and provide you with support to work on the problems you face; facilitating positive change. She will help you see the wood from the tress and enable clarity of mind by reducing any confusion - which in turn enables choice; it’s not about forcing you to take a particular course of action. The building of a trusting relationship with Sian is an important factor in order for you to feel comfortable enough to confide your feelings and emotions.
Sian certainly won’t sit there silently waiting for you to speak, she will however, take an active part in conversation and in the process of recovery and change
Sian's background is in fact, within the corporate world of 'Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd' where she worked for many years in a variety of management roles. To some, this might appear far removed from what she does now. However, Sian firmly believes the training, structure and discipline she gained during this time has contributed greatly in her becoming a successful Counsellor. Sian also feels that the exposure in this type of environment has enabled her view of a 'wider' world and not just that of a therapy room.
Sian has gleaned great insight into a vast number of people on both the personal and professional level along with a wealth of contribution from her own life experiences.
In the early days of her career Sian quickly realised her strengths lie in dealing with and understanding people, as customers and colleagues alike were drawn to her for coaching, help and advice. This led to Sian taking the decision to completely change direction and pursue a career in Counselling. Over a 8 year period, whilst working full time, Sian undertook a degree in Psychology in order to train to become a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and a CBT Therapist.
In addition to her academic training she also worked on a voluntary basis for 'Victim Support' specialising in supporting victims of domestic violence and serious sexual crime. Again, Sian believes this has given her a rich and valued experience of dealing with people in an honest and straightforward - but empathetic way.
Why use Counselling Ashford?
Hundreds of lives have been changed for the better
Proven in building a trusting relationship enabling individuals to find a greater understanding of them self and find a way forward and achieve their goals.
Help, support and guidance - reducing confusion and enabling clarity and choice
Tools for you to continue to use at home once the counselling is completed
BSC(hons) Psychology (accredited by the British Psychological Society)
Cert Counselling Skills
We subscribe to and work within the UKCP Code of Ethics and the BACP Ethical Framework
We will help you understand what is going on in your life that is causing you unhappiness
Feel relaxed in quiet, comfortable environment
Convenient & flexible appointments to suit you.
Ideally located in the heart of Kent in three practices, near Ashford, Canterbury, Maidstone and Medway
Just a note to say how grateful I am for your help and advice. I was so muddled and confused before I had my sessions with you. I can see things more clearly now and have much more confidence after your help and advice. I know I have a bit further to go but with you support I am quite sure I will get there.
P. Bennett - Rye
A friend advised me to come and see you about my anxiety attacks. I must admit to being a little sceptical at first, but you were so patient Sian and you seemed to have a knack in making me see my strengths. I cannot tell you how much it has helped me in my work and social life. I no longer want to hide away when there is an important social event. I can at last look forward to things instead of dreading meeting new people. Thanks you from the bottom of my heart.
As a man in his sixties and having seen various counsellors in the past I didn’t think anyone could help me. As you know I had suffered various bouts of depression throughout the years and had begun to think the problems were ‘built in’ and such a part of me there was no escape. It has been quite a journey but I wanted to thank you for your continuing support , help and advice. At last I can feel more positive and I am in a much happier place – thank you Sian
Thank you so much for all your help and support I feel better than I have for years!
About Counselling Ashford
Through gentle questioning and discussion you gain clarity and understanding of your situation. We will help you find ways to move forward and achieve the goals that you set yourself. We have practices in Ashford, Charing & Egerton