During these Covid-19 difficulties we are able to offer online or phone counselling  inline with gov.uk advice and taking client and therapist safety into account. We will update here when face to face in person therapy can be offered again. Whilst you may prefer to be seen face to face, please contact us if you require counselling as we can offer you alternative options such as online/telephone/outdoor therapy each with their own benefits to help you reach your counselling goals. Please keep in touch in these difficult times to see how we can help you.

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: 


Anger management


Generalised anxiety disorder

Panic disorder

Attachment disorder


Asperger's syndrome


Body dysmorphic disorder




Carer support

Behaviour problems

Separation anxiety  



Domestic violence

Emotional abuse

Physical abuse

Sexual abuse


Drug abuse


Internet addiction

Sex addiction



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.

Free Introductory Session

Counselling is a committment - 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.

The Community Hub

St George's Place



07518 063963