Counselling & Psychotherapy on the Isle of Sheppey & Canterbury, Kent


Are you looking for counselling because you are suffering from anxiety, depression, family difficulties, feeling sad or because of troubling past experiences?

Do you need to talk to a professional counsellor to make sense of your feelings?

Are you looking for a safe, confidential counselling space where you can explore any issues you have been experiencing?

If so, you are in the right place!

My name is Heather Lewis, I have more than 10 years experience as a counsellor/psychotherapist. I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred) and adhere to the Ethical Framework for counselling professionals.

I provide a warm welcome to both individuals and couples at my counselling practices in Canterbury and the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, or online. I currently offer in person, telephone and Zoom counselling (subject to Covid 19 restrictions). Please get in touch if you would like to arrange an appointment.

It may also help you to know you are not alone, as 54% of people say that they, a family member or a work colleague have consulted a counsellor or psychotherapist — BACP 2017

I have significant experience in providing in counselling and psychotherapy to people with a wide variety of concerns such as:



Couples counselling




Issues from childhood

Major life changes


Relationships issues


Unhelpful behavioural patterns

How can counselling help?

Counselling offers you an opportunity to discuss any issues that may be worrying you, or creating anxiety, stress, difficulties at home or in a relationship, which may be stopping you from being your best self and/or achieving your life goals.

Secure and confidential

Counselling offers you a secure, confidential space where you may be yourself and discuss anything that is of concern to you. You are in control of what happens in your counselling sessions, you set the agenda, and together we will focus on what counselling might do to help you.

Supportive environment

It would be perfectly understandable to feel anxious when embarking on counselling, especially if counselling is a new experience for you. Please be reassured, that I will do everything I can to allay your fears, and to ensure your counselling experience is the best experience it can be.

Initial chat

If you would like to have an initial chat to see how we might work together in your best interests, please feel free to call or message me. I will be happy to discuss any concerns you have about the counselling process or how it might be for us to work together - I am just an email or call away.

Sessions & Fees

You may be assured that as a professional counsellor I treat everything you bring to your session with the up-most respect and confidentiality. If you are a counsellor or psychotherapist looking for professional clinical supervision or academic tutoring in Kent, please see the sperate 'supervision' tabs at the top of the page.

Counselling sessions cost between

£55 - £75 per session.

Each counselling session lasts around 50 minutes (60 minutes for couples).

It is usual to meet weekly for

counselling sessions.

What to expect


I offer a secure, confidential space where you can explore any difficulties you may be experiencing. I undertake both open-ended and time agreed work according to your needs.


The words counselling and psychotherapy can be confusing and are often used interchangeably. In our first session together we will discuss what you wish to achieve from any future sessions and how you wish to go forward. If you wish to undertake sessions we will periodically review how sessions are meeting your needs.


Counselling: Usually involves an agreed time period, where we focus on a specific issue by exploring your thoughts and feelings, in order to increase your awareness and support any changes you may wish to make.

Psychotherapy: Often involves open ended work and is usually a more in-depth exploration of issues you may be experiencing such as depression or anxiety, which may have developed over a long period. We will work together to understand past experiences and their impact on you now. Understanding more fully the effect experiences may have had upon your life can be freeing, allowing you to grow and develop, so that life may be experienced more fully.

Get In Touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling or supervision works, or if you would like to arrange an appointment. You can also call me on 07931 580227 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential.