Covid News

At the moment we are unable to offer face to face counselling but we can do Zoom sessions or Phone sessions or Outdoor Therapy sessions. Each offer their own benefits to help you reach your counselling goals.


However, the good news is that all being well, we will be reopening for face to face sessions on Mon 1 June (2021).


We will update this page as soon as we are certain of the time of our reopening

Who are we?

We are four integrative therapeutic counsellors (Emily Russell, Julie Bentley, Rosemarie Savage and Sue Nyirenda) who trained together locally in Canterbury. We decided to come together to form Turquoise Counselling Collective to help support each other professionally - in private practice and our voluntary therapy work.
We meet regularly to share our professional knowledge and experience so that we can develop as therapists and of course pass on the benefit to our clients - people within our local community. Collectively, we have a wide range of expertise accrued from both working in a variety of counselling fields and other professional and life experiences. We are all no longer young people - this, of course, adds to our collective life experience.
We are all members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. This includes a commitment to fundamental values and principles such as respecting people’s autonomy, human rights and dignity and ethically addressing issues relating to equality and diversity.
To find out more please visit their website www.bacp.co.uk


What service will we offer?

We all offer Integrative Therapeutic Counselling and work with individuals within the community to help them to improve their wellbeing and personal outcomes by providing confidential, one-to-one counselling.


Counselling is a process that facilitates exploring, understanding and overcoming or accepting difficulties clients may be experiencing within their personal lives.  To offer effective counselling, it is important for us to build strong, nurturing therapeutic relationships with our clients when we commit to working with them. We aim to offer an accessible service, keeping our fees fair and offering a few concessions by negotiation.

Who will benefit from our service? 

Our clients are a diverse range of individuals who may be undergoing personal struggles and difficulties.

We have experience working with many issues including the following: 


Anxiety & Depression

Panic disorder - Covid 19 Anxiety - Generalised Anxiety - Specific Anxieties - Low mood


Work Related Issues

Bullying - Stress - Job loss


& Family Issues

Couples - Family - Friends - Social Anxiety

Behavioural Issues

Anger management - Behavioural management

Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health Support - Body Dysmorphia - Chronic health conditions




Abuse & Trauma

Trauma - Domestic Abuse - Bullying


(Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Autism - Asperger's - Neurodiveristy


(Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)

Grief & Loss

Bereavement - perinatal, stillbirth & Neonatal death - Health


Free Introductory Session

Counselling is a commitment - both financially, time-wise and emotionally. Therefore, choosing your counsellor is a big decision. We offer a free introductory session so that you can meet us and find out how we work before starting counselling with us. When you contact us (see at the bottom of the page), we will arrange this session as soon as possible.

We intend to be as inclusive and accessible as professionally possible, whilst safeguarding our clients and the people around them.  This may sometimes involve helping them to access additional services. Where we or our clients feel that they may benefit from extra support, we will endeavour to signpost or refer them as appropriate.