Sevenoaks Therapy

counselling & pSYchotherapy in Sevenoaks & Belvedere

Welcome to Sevenoaks Therapy

A Space to Talk

Counselling & Therapy for Individuals and Couples

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Sevenoaks Therapy.

My name is Kathie Broughton and I am a therapist providing both short and long-term therapy to adult individuals and couples face to face in Sevenoaks and Belvedere. I also offer counselling by telephone or online, using Teams and Zoom.

I believe we are the best experts on ourselves. And we each want to be the best versions our ourselves. I want to help you feel Empowered, Supported and Valued.

I draw on a number of approaches while exploring those things which are concerning you. CBT, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis are some of the approaches in my toolbox.

I can help you to explore your past and see how it has shaped your present. It doesn’t need to dictate your future.

Kathie Broughton, counsellor Headshot

Sevenoaks Therapy offers counselling to provide a time and space for you to explore why and how issues you have experienced in the past are now affecting you. I offer you a non-judgemental space where you can verbalise those things you find it difficult to talk about and I will help you to find new ways of dealing with those emotions so that they don’t continue to impact your life in a negative way.

I have experience of working with clients with a variety of issues including anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression, bereavement, loss (in its many forms, including redundancy, the breakdown of a relationship and empty nest syndrome), relationship issues, stress, and low self-esteem and lack of confidence.

I want to support you to feel empowered and validated and to deepen your self-awareness. I hope to help you to identify any desire to change those things that are troubling you and help you to achieve that change by exploring your concerns and helping you to build positive coping skills.

We all experience times of difficulty in our lives, when events or relationships feel overwhelming, or we can feel a loss of direction or purpose. Talking to a trained professional helps us make sense of those challenging times and offers a way through them, moving towards a better understanding of ourselves and our feelings.

I work with people from Sevenoaks and Belvedere in all walks of life and backgrounds, coming to me with a diverse range of problems. As a fully-qualified counsellor I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and abide by their code of ethics, ensuring best possible working practice.

We can’t change other people – we can only change ourselves. Are you ready to take that step? Please read on to find out more about how I could help you.

How Can Counselling Help

Is life a struggle?

Perhaps you’re in a dark place and cant seem to find your way out.

Are you struggling with Anxiety ?

Do you feel sad and lack motivation and you’re not sure why.

Perhaps you’re feeling Depressed or Overwhelmed?

Perhaps you’re feeling Angry or Stressed all the time and just don’t understand how to manage that?

Perhaps you have Relationship Issues or you want to explore how you relate to other people?

Have you suffered the Bereavement of a loved one? Are you are providing end of life care for someone?

Or perhaps your loved one has Dementia or is Terminally ill and you are anticipating losing them.

Perhaps you are coping with Physical Illness?

Loss comes in many other forms: Redundancy; Divorce; the loss of a relationship or ’empty nest feelings when the kids have left home

Do you feel that your relationship is in crisis and that couples counselling might help?

Trying to make sense of these feelings can feel overwhelming.

How Can I Help You?

I will help you to explore your feelings and I am committed to supporting you to feel empowered and validated and to achieve self-awareness; I want to support you to identify your desire to achieve change and support you to achieve that change. Together, we will explore your concerns and build positive coping skills.

As an integrative Counsellor, with a knowledge of a variety of theoretical approaches including Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis and CBT I will draw on these depending on best fit for you and your needs.

I hope your journey will bring you increased self-awareness and that, together, we can find the pathway to the best version of you.

Individual Therapy

A good relationship between client and therapist is paramount to successful therapy. At Sevenoaks Therapy you should feel safe to explore your issues in the knowledge that your therapist will treat you with respect and maintain confidentiality.

I hope you will find I am warm and genuine. I want you to feel you can be open and honest with me. Our first session is a chance for me to introduce myself and for us to see if we feel we can work together. There is no obligation to continue further sessions with me.

What can you expect in our first session?

We would agree terms to work together and I may ask for a brief history so I can get an idea of your circumstances. I might ask you about any previous experience you may have had of counselling and ask what your goals are for therapy. After this introduction I would invite you to tell me in more detail what your concerns are.

am i good enough - issues counselling can help with

If we decide to work together, we will have regular sessions – usually weekly. I will check in with you at intervals throughout your therapy to review our work and ensure we are making progress a pace that suits you. The focus is always on you.

Are you Feeling Depressed or Anxious or Constantly Angry and Want to Change? Maybe anxiety or the fear of a panic attack is stopping you from living the life you want to. Maybe you’re suffering from depression and have lost the motivation to do the things you used to enjoy. Perhaps you have low self esteem or lack self-confidence and find yourself avoiding situations where you have to meet new people.

Sometimes it’s hard to make sense of what is happening in our lives and to understand our own needs, to be sure we are making good choices. I would like to help you.

It’s good to have the support of friends and family but often we feel we are being judged or that their view is coloured by their own experiences. Counselling provides a confidential, non-judgmental space where you can truly be yourself. Where you can talk about your fears and your anxieties with someone who will listen and really hear you. Counselling is an opportunity for you to speak openly and honestly to someone who doesn’t have their own agenda.

Couples Therapy

If you are thinking about couples counselling, it is important to find a therapist who is a good fit for you and your partner. You should feel comfortable with the therapist and you should feel like they understand your relationship. Couples counselling can be a great way to improve your relationship and it can help you build a stronger, more loving relationship with your partner.

In the first couples counselling session, I will usually spend some time getting to know you and your partner. I may ask questions about your relationship history, family background, and any issues that you are currently experiencing in your relationship.

I will also explain my approach to couples counselling and answer any questions you may have. I will explain how I will maintain an unbiased perspective while working with both partners.

You and your partner will have the opportunity to share your thoughts, feelings, and concerns about the relationship in a safe and supportive environment.

I will ask each of you to discuss what you hope to achieve through the counselling process, and any goals or changes you wish to see in the relationship.

I will work with you and your partner to identify patterns of behaviour that are causing issues in the relationship. I may ask questions about your communication style, how you resolve conflict and how you each react to stress.

I may assign homework or exercises to help you practice these strategies outside of the therapy sessions.

Overall, the first couples counselling session is an opportunity for you and your partner to begin the process of improving your relationship and working towards a healthier, more fulfilling partnership.

I would offer you both the opportunity for an individual session each, where we can talk about how the relationship is impacting you individually. I may also explore your family history. Each partner comes to a relationship with their own historic family values and, sometimes unconscious, ways of interacting. In your relationship, you will be combining and agreeing values upon which you agree. Often couples have never had conversations around how they will agree individual roles, manage finances, lifestyle and health, children, work, etc.

I would encourage you to share the content of these sessions in our following sessions, with my support. I can help you to verbalise your perspective in our fourth and following joint sessions.

How Can Couples Counselling Improve My Relationship?

Improve communication: Couples counselling can help you learn how to communicate more effectively with each other. This includes learning how to listen to each other without judgment, how to express your needs and feelings in a healthy way, and how to resolve conflict peacefully.

Increase intimacy: Couples counselling can help you reconnect with each other on an emotional level. This includes learning how to express your love and appreciation for each other, how to spend quality time together, and how to make each other feel special.

Resolve conflict: Couples counselling can help you learn how to resolve conflict in a healthy way. This includes learning how to identify the root of the conflict, how to communicate your needs and feelings, and how to compromise.

Build trust: Couples counselling can help you rebuild trust in each other. This includes learning how to forgive each other, how to be honest with each other, and how to keep each other’s secrets.

Make decisions together: Couples counselling can help you learn how to make decisions together as a couple. This includes learning how to communicate your needs and feelings, how to compromise, and how to make decisions that are in the best interests of both of you.

Deal with stress: Couples counselling can help you learn how to deal with stress in your relationship. This includes learning how to communicate your needs and feelings, how to support each other, and how to manage stress in a healthy way.

Cope with difficult times: Couples counselling can help you cope with difficult times in your relationship. This includes learning how to communicate your needs and feelings, how to support each other, and how to make it through tough times together.

"Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day"

- Dalai Lama


Counselling sessions in Sevenoaks and Belvedere last 50 minutes, usually taking place on a weekly basis, and cost £60 per session for individual therapy and £80 for couples therapy.

Online and Telephone sessions of 50 minutes are charged at £50 for individual therapy and £70 for couples counselling

I also provide a limited number of spaces for those on low-income or for students; contact me to enquire about availability.


I have two practices in which I work, as well as offering counselling online and by telephone:

Sevenoaks - which is easily accessible from Sevenoaks districts, including Otford, Shoreham, Westerham, Dunton Green, Riverhead, Brasted, Chevening and Sundridge.

Belvedere, which is easily accessible from Abbey Wood, Bexleyheath, Barnehurst, Erith and Slade Green.

I also offer sessions either online, using Teams or Zoom or by telephone. Please contact me for further details.


Please contact me by phone (07552 515875), email or complete the contact form below if you have any questions. All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours. If you have not received a response from me, please check your spam folder.

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