Welcome to Turquoise Counselling Collective

!!NEWS!!    Open Afternoon and Free Workshops

Come and meet us on Sat 25 May 2pm - 4.30pm - Everyone welcome

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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 subsequently 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 every week 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 - but this, of course, adds to our collective life experience.


We are all professional members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, which 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:




Domestic violence

Emotional abuse

Physical abuse

Sexual abuse 


Drug abuse


Internet addiction

Sex addiction



Anger management


Generalised anxiety disorder

Panic disorder

Attachment disorder


Asperger's syndrome


Body dysmorphic disorder




Carer support

Behaviour problems

Separation anxiety



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.




Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME



Feeling sad

Postnatal depression

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)


Eating disorders  



Low self-esteem


Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)


Passive aggressive behaviour  

Pregnancy and birth


Relationship problems

Affairs and betrayals

Family issues

Separation and divorce




Suicidal thoughts

Work-related stress

Our counselling room


The Entrance

The Community Hub viewed from Waitrose


Turquoise Counselling Collective

07518 063 963