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Kent Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (KACP) Counselling Psychotherapy and CBT Service in Maidstone, Kent

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Counselling Psychotherapy and CBT Service in Maidstone Kent



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Does life feel like it's getting on top of you? Could you benefit from a place to take some time-out to explore your thoughts and feelings?



Kent Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (KACP) are a team of independent professionally qualified counsellors and psychotherapists based in Maidstone offering counselling psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) services for the past thirty-five years. We have counselling rooms in central Maidstone and offer counselling services in West Malling, Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells and Cranbrook with close links to Tonbridge and the Medway Towns.


"Seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist is increasingly considered an ordinary, everyday activity which many people choose to do in order to improve their mental well-being." "54% of people say that they have consulted a counsellor or know someone who has" according to BACP's latest attitudes Survey









We are skilled NHS counsellors experienced and effective in working with common mental health disorders including depression, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, phobias, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)



Our Service

KACP counsellors and psychotherapists have a variety of training backgrounds and draw upon a range of therapeutic approaches to provide the best support for you. We are professional members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and/or the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and work to their code of standards and ethics to ensure good practice


We pride ourselves in offering a caring, professional counselling service in Kent. We are committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe confidential and non-judgemental environment to help you talk through what is troubling you and work together to help enable you to make the changes you would like to happen



"The prospects that counselling will help are good- around 80% of clients feel better after therapy." "Evidence demonstrates that 65% of clients improve after seven counselling sessions."







What sort of problems might counselling psychotherapy and CBT help me with?


People often consider coming to see a counsellor when they are struggling with emotional problems such as:

  • Feeling stressed and anxious
    A CBT Guide to GAD
    Panic Disorder
    Social Phobia
    Health Anxiety
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Coming to terms with losses and changes like bereavement, separation and illness
  • Depression
  • Low mood: feeling sad empty and a loss of sense of self
  • Lacking in confidence, self-esteem and feelings of failure
    Low Self-Esteem
  • Difficulty with personal relationships
  • Having unresolved issues from the past
  • Work related problems
    Workplace Stress & Bullying
  • Difficulty relating to sexuality
    Sex Addiction Counselling
  • Family conflicts
  • Eating disorders
    A CBT Approach to Bulimia Nervosa
  • Issues following a traumatic life experience
  • Anger


  • If you are experiencing difficulties like these you may find talking to a counsellor or psychotherapist helpful.



    "It costs so much to be a full human being that there are very few who have the love and courage to pay the price. One has to abandon altogether the search for security and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to embrace life like a lover."

    Morris West: Shoes of The Fisherman




    Our counsellors work with individuals, couples, families children and groups. Our counsellors work on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period according to clinical and client need. We have Relate trained counsellors in Maidstone providing couple counselling/therapy working with couple's relationship and psycho-sexual difficulties.



    Kent Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (KACP) are centrally located in Maidstone within easy reach of Swale, The Medway Towns (Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham)Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge Kent. We are also able to offer counselling in Canterbury


    Contact Us

    If you have any questions or wish to arrange an initial consultation you are welcome to contact us click here email info@kacp or call Tel: 01892 614228 Mobile: 07806 898069. We may be with someone when you call please leave a message both numbers are confidential counselling lines. We will respond promptly. All enquiries are treated in confidence.




    Some of our recent Testimonials

    "Dear Carolyn I wanted to say thank you for all your help. Especially as I didn't know which way to turn. I would be lying if I said I was not afraid with the way things were going. I appreciate you agreeing to help me. You are fortunate as you do a job that really helps people and makes a difference. Thank you again for your counselling it has made a big difference to me." J. Maidstone

    "Carolyn I am emailing with an update, I am pleased to say that my mum is doing really well. Shortly after her last session with you, she went for a short stay with her sister and a period of separation from her usual environment. Somehow when she returned she was a different person with a different outlook. Since then mum has turned her life around- she now attends a gym 3 times a week and goes to a weekly knitting group where she has made friends. She is also a permanent carer for her mother. We are so proud of her for her courage and strength and persistence to try to feel better and manage her mental health. Many of these things she has done with encouragement but largely off her own steam. She is now confident happy and carefree. Mum has had the support of the family and had her medication monitored along the way but mum specially asked me to contact you to say thank you. Although at the time mum could not see the support she had, she does now and realises it was both professional and family support that helped her break out of a mental lock and onto a better health path. she has also been discharged from the mental health centre and is back under her own GP. Considering that she could not get out of bed or leave the house mum is now social and lives a full and independent life, managing everyday tasks and tackling problems on her own. Her anxiety is gone and she believes in herself more. She recently took a trip with her sister and cousins to London to the theatre and stay in a hotel which she enjoyed very much. Mum said if she was able to recover when depression was so bad then maybe it will give hope to others who are feeling like it's hopeless. Mum knows now that if her depression returns in the future that she has the capacity to overcome it. It is thanks to professional help like yours, family help, changing her behaviour and monitoring medication that has brought about the change. Thank you so much for your help CBT was certainly the start to feeling proactive about mental health." L & J. Maidstone

    “I was not sure if counselling was for me initially, but I found it a positive experience throughout, and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone struggling with depression” I. Ashford

    “I feel counselling has helped me become the old S again and couldn’t have done it without C” S. Medway

    “Counselling has been supportive and beneficial and has led me along paths of discovery opened things up and helped me to look at things differently… I am not afraid now of what I may find…” M. Cranbrook

    “My nothingness has lifted… counselling has been very beneficial to my mental outlook” L. Ashford

    “I Feel very pleased with what I have achieved in dealing with my panic attacks ... and now feel back in control” L. Maidstone

    “ Thank you for all the help and support you have given me this year just to say things are going very well for me and using my CBT when required. I am very happy and ‘chilled’ these days and want to thank you very much for helping me find the way” W. Ashford

    “You have been amazing… I am managing my anxiety …. I cannot believe how much better I feel now” J. Ashford

    “Thank you for listening, thank you for being there for me at the right time, thank you for your counselling I will take away with me all I have learned continue to learn about myself the impact others have and how I am and can be stronger each day “ M. Medway

    “Just to say thanks so much for the counselling sessions you have really supported me and I now feel much better equipped and confident to move on and deal with whatever!!!” M. Swale

    “I wanted to thank you for giving me the tools to help myself... Thanks so much” J Tunbridge Wells

    “Just to say a big thank you for all your counselling and guidance over the past year you have helped me change my life for the better and I know I wouldn’t have been able to realise what I needed to change without you! Many thanks” A. Medway

    “Just a little thank you for all your help. You have helped me more than you can ever know. I was beginning to feel very desperate and you have provided me with a way through my thoughts and feelings and I am so grateful “ S. Tunbridge Wells.

    "I have appreciated this space to explore my assumptions and beliefs… facing myself has not been comfortable… I am confident I can build on my counselling experience…" P. Tunbridge wells

    "… Is an excellent counsellor she was helpful, kind and a great comfort a credit to her profession and I am very grateful for everything. She gave me the strength to carry on and I am so much better now thanks to her if all counsellors are ….” L. Maidstone

    "...I valued having someone neutral to discuss my personal problems with my counsellor was caring and sensitive yet professional in her approach Being able to talk things through has made me feel stronger and better able to deal with my issues...." R. Maidstone

    "...counselling was tailored to me and really helped me through difficult times..." E. Tonbridge

    "...was superb, the counselling sessions empowered me to step back at a time when I felt over busy and overwhelmed. I learned to use simple techniques to gain control..." D. Maidstone

    "...was patient and caring when I was low and vulnerable it has also given me the confidence to cope better with my phobias" D. Maidstone

    "...counselling I received has helped me enormously in respect that I am thinking more rationally I am able to cope with these issues now" L. Cranbrook

    "I feel counselling has helped me to look at the issue I am struggling with and cope better with my personal relationships... has a nice approach and was really helpful" E. Maidstone







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    "Look here,"Furii said. "I never promised you a rose-garden. I never promised you perfect justice...and I never promised you peace or happiness. My help is so that you can be free to fight for all these things. The only reality I offer is challenge, and being well is being free to accept it or not at whatever level you are capable. I never promise lies, and the rose-garden world of perfection is a lie -and a bore too!"

    Hannah Green: I Never Promised You a Rose Garden











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