• Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to answer the questions you have avoided all your life Shannon L Adler
  • A house divided against itself cannot stand Abraham Lincoln
  • And a rock feels no pain; and an island never cries Paul Simon, songwriter
  • Self care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel Anon
  • You were born to be real, not perfect Anon
  • If you don’t start it’s certain you won’t arrive Anon
  • Life isn’t waiting for the storm to be over, it is about learning to dance in the rain Anon
  • The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step Lao Tzu
Our Fees
Our session fees are normally £40 for individuals and £50 for couples, but we offer the initial session for the reduced amount of £20 and £25 respectively. Method of payment is discussed at the initial session.
In this challenging economic climate we recognise that cost can play a vital part in the decision making process of entering counselling, therefore we are able to offer some flexibility of fees according to ability to pay.
Our Location
Our dedicated counselling room is situated in Eastry, not far from the historic cinque port town of Sandwich. The room is a quiet and peaceful place to be and entrance is via a gate which leads directly to the consulting room.

Eastry is also served by two bus services:

Bus 87/88 travels from Dover to Ramsgate via Sandwich and stops in Eastry village which is about a 15 minute walk from our premises.
Bus 14 travels from Deal to Canterbury via the villages and stops a minute’s walk from our room.
A & S Counselling Services in Eastry near Canterbury, Kent

Get in touch with us either by phone or mail, or you can go to our contact page and fill in your details…

  • 07415 655 676
  • 07982 842 937
Daytime and evening appointments are available for your convenience and you can visit the links below for any additional information or support…
What is Psychodynamic Therapy?

It is a model that uses psychoanalytic concepts to explain human growth and development, and the nature of psychological problems. Counsellors are not analysts and they can expect to work in a broad range of settings, with both long and short term clients.

Psychodynamic counselling uses the therapeutic relationship to gain insight into unconscious relationship patterns that evolved since childhood. Memories and other evidence of early relationships are used to make sense of current concerns. The process of change occurs as clients become more aware of the power of the unconscious, including defence mechanisms, instincts and rules for life, to influence behaviour, and hence more able to control their actions and responses.

The therapeutic relationship in contemporary psychodynamic counselling is based on acceptance, empathy and understanding, with an emphasis on developing a good working alliance that fosters trust. The counsellor takes account of the real world of the client, including the impact of trauma, cultural difference, sexual orientation, disability and social context.

Source: University of Leister