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We are pleased to currently be able to welcome new clients 

Welcome to Turquoise Counselling Collective



Turquoise Counselling Collective is a small, welcoming and well-established local counselling service. We aim to offer you a unique personal, caring and friendly counselling experience, which is tailored to meet your individual needs. At Turquoise Counselling Collective we share a homely therapy space which is conveniently located in Canterbury city centre. Our counsellors are very experienced Integrative Therapeutic Counsellors who are each able to work with a range of issues. We offer in-person counselling sessions, personal therapy, online counselling, telephone counselling and outdoor therapy. We have appointments throughout the week, including some evening and weekend sessions. We can work with you on either a short-term or long-term basis. We also offer FREE initial consultations. 


How we can help you: 

We are experienced in working with most issues and can help you if you are experiencing difficulties yourself.


We can also help support you if you are impacted by the difficulties a partner, friend or family member experiences.


Some of the many issues and difficulties we can help you to understand, process and work towards managing, accepting or overcoming include:

Low Mood, Sadness & Hopelessness

Work Related Issues
including Stress, Uncertainty, Bullying, Self-employment, Managing Others, Redundancy, Retirement, Unemployment, Changing Careers

Difficulties forming, maintaining and/or ending 

including Couples, Family Relationships & Friendships

Trauma & Abuse
including Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Intimate-Partner Abuse, Physical Abuse, Emotional/Psychological Abuse, Financial Abuse, Neglect, Institutional Abuse, Bullying,  Discrimination, Online Abuse & Self-Neglect

including Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Dyscalcular,  Tourette Syndrome, OCD, SPLD, SPD & Early Childhood Trauma

Student Issues

Grief, Bereavement,
Loss & Endings

including Perinatal Loss, Divorce and Separation

Women's Health

including menstrual issues, pregnancy, post-natal issues, motherhood, menopause

Loneliness & Isolation

Stress & Anxiety,
Social Anxiety & Panic Disorder

including Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Life Changes &
Existential Issues

Risk-taking Behaviour,

Self-Injury, Suicidal Ideation, Suicidal Behaviour 

Identity & Belonging

Management & Behavioural Issues

 Substance Misuse & Addictive Behaviours 

Health Conditions
including new diagnosis, acute & chronic physical and/or mental health conditions, terminal illness & palliative counselling

What is Counselling? 

Counselling is a unique process which offers you a safe, confidential space and professional help to talk about your concerns or difficulties and make the changes you want in your life. Counselling works best when you feel safe and you feel you are able to trust your counsellor, this is why Turquoise Counselling Collective aims to offer such a welcoming counselling environment and why your counsellor will work to build a strong, nurturing therapeutic relationship with you. Counselling is non-judgemental and our counsellors offer you unconditional warmth and empathy throughout the counselling process. We are trained listeners who can use special counselling skills to support you through difficult times and to help you process your experiences and your feelings.

You don't have to be in crisis to access counselling - at Turquoise Counselling Collective we can help you to reflect upon the way you have been living your life, think about any changes you might like to make and find the best way forward.


We can also offer you personal wellbeing support - including helping you with mindfulness, meditation and grounding techniques.

Counselling Sessions and Availability:

Counselling sessions usually last for around 50 minutes each and clients usually begin by attending weekly. 

Working together means that at Turquoise Counselling Collective we are able to offer a variety of appointment times throughout the week, including some evenings and we are also able to offer some weekend sessions.

We offer face-to-face, in-person counselling, as well as online and telephone counselling sessions and outdoor therapy.

We offer both short-term and long-term counselling.

What costs are involved?

Attending counselling requires you to make a commitment to yourself, it also involves a financial and time commitment, so choosing your counsellor is a big decision. We are therefore pleased to be able to offer you a FREE Introductory Session so that you can meet one of us and find out how we work before starting counselling with us.

If you then proceed with counselling our fees are around £50 per session, depending on the counsellor and the therapy offered. We also offer some concessions and student discounts {please enquire}.

Our Clients:

We believe that counselling can benefit most people and therefore we hope to be able to welcome you into our service. We always aim to be as inclusive and accessible as professionally possible, whilst safeguarding our clients and the people around them. However, we also believe in honesty and therefore, if we feel that we are not the right service for you, we will let you know and may try to support you in accessing a more appropriate service if we are able to.

Our Story: 

Our founding member counsellors, Emily Russell and Rosemarie Savage, both trained together locally in Canterbury and each gained experience working for different counselling services. Both Emily and Rosemarie are Integrative Therapeutic Counsellors and each have a wide range of expertise accrued both from working within the field of counselling and also from other professional and life experiences. Several years ago we decided to come together to offer local people caring counselling within the heart of Canterbury and to form Turquoise Counselling Collective.

Our philosophy is that supporting each other helps us to support our clients and to offer them a high quality counselling service. We support one another by meeting together regularly to share our professional knowledge and experience. This helps us to continue our development as therapists - a benefit which of course is passed on to our clients. We also continue to increase our knowledge base by attending regular professional CPDs and trainings, as well as by accessing regular clinical supervision.


Emily and Rosemarie are both Members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and therefore Turquoise Counselling Collective aims to abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. This includes a commitment to fundamental values and principles such as respecting people’s autonomy, human rights and their dignity, as well as ethically addressing issues relating to equality and diversity.

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