• Anger issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Domestic abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Workplace stress
  • Parenting issues
  • Trauma and crisis
  • Coping with change

Shirley Hinson

Adv.Dip.Hum.Couns.MBACP(Accred) Reg.Ind.Counsellor/Pyschotherapist UKRCP


I offer counselling to both men and women facing a wide range of personal issues and challenges.

I place great value on the relationship between client and counsellor as this, in my experience both as counsellor and client, proves to be the single most important factor in a successful outcome.

I offer you a safe, confidential, empathic and non-judgemental environment with space and time to explore your issues, fears and difficulties.

Throughout the counselling process the focus will be on working through the issues and difficulties, with the aim of moving towards a more satisfying, fulfilling and contented life.

I work short or long term - whichever we agree is appropriate for you at this time.


Making an appointment couldn't be easier. Telephone me in confidence on 07747 035 403. If I cannot take the call leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I can. Please let me know if I may leave a message for you.

If you prefer there is a form on the contact page which you can use to ask me to get in touch with you.

I can usually see you within 5 days - often sooner.

I work from the King Street Therapy Rooms in West Malling; convenient for clients in West Malling, Kings Hill, Maidstone, Paddock Wood Tonbridge and surrounding areas.

A little about me

I am an Accredited Member of the BACP and a Registered Independant Counsellor/Psychotherapist with the UKRCP. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and work within the ethics of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I believe that we all have the ability and resources to solve our own problems - in the supportive environment that counselling provides. I have experience in a wide range of issues and I have specialist training in Eating Disorders, Domestic Abuse and Anger related difficulties.

Shirley Hinson, Counselling West Malling