Our Locations - Swanley

Michael Sewell

Swanley Practice

Couple Therapy Swanley


Thank you for being here. My name is Michael Sewell and I am a fully accredited couple counsellor, with over 8 years’ experience specialising in relationship therapy. I hold a Master’s Degree in Relationship Therapy and I’m fully accredited with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I understand that this might be a challenging time for you. Therefore, my aim is to support you in achieving your couple therapy goals throughout this counselling process. RelationshipcCounselling can evoke a wide range of emotions as we explore different themes and aspects of your life. It’s important to remember that many individuals have experienced similar emotions, and it’s completely natural to feel and express them during our sessions.

During our time together, this space will provide you with an opportunity to gain insight, understand and learn. Along with having the time to reflect on your own experiences. Both of you will have the chance to express your concerns and discuss the issues that are important to you.

Relationships often involve multiple factors that can impact them. Together, we will explore each of these components, examining how they manifest in your daily life and the roles they play.

I’m here to provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment as we navigate this relationship therapy journey together.

How couple therapy can help

  • You will gain a deeper understanding of your partner through effective communication techniques.
  • I will help you overcome relationship barriers by identifying and addressing personal triggers that hinder communication and intimacy.
  • We will establish healthy boundaries for a stronger and more fulfilling relationship.
  • I will support you in exploring the impact of attachment styles on your relationship dynamics.
  • To discover your love language, to better help you and your partner identify how you both like to receive love from each other.
  • You will experience a safe and non-judgmental environment where you can freely discuss your relationship concerns in complete confidentiality.


I have over 8 years of counselling experience and have successfully completed a Master’s degree in a course founded by ‘Relate’. Following my education, I continued working with Relate for several years. Throughout my career, I have worked with diverse couples spanning various ages, backgrounds, cultures and religious beliefs.

Additionally, I have provided counselling services to individual adults, young individuals (aged 10-25) and families. This was in both the charity sector and private practice. I also have experience in coaching clients to help them achieve their personal goals.


  • Master’s Degree in Relationship Therapy
  • Fully Accredited with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • Fully Accredited with NCPS (National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society) previously NCS (National Counselling Society)
  • Life Coaching Essential CPD

Ethical Standards

I hold accreditation from the BACP and adhere to their ethical standards in my practice. Additionally, I engage in clinical supervision and maintain professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Michael for couple therapy Swanley. Please contact him via Relationship Counselling Kent today. Book Now


Lorna Ashley

Swanley Practice

Relationship Counselling Swanley


My name is Lorna Ashley and I’m a qualified ‘Integrative Counsellor’ based at Relationship Counselling Swanley.  ‘Integrative’ means I’m flexible in the way I work and use the best possible approach to achieve the outcome you choose.

Whether you decide that you want to stay together or want help in separating my aim is to promote a positive transition for change, fulfilment and self-awareness.

I have extensive experience in both relationship and individual counselling. I’m also a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

My experience

I have been practicing for a number of years both in private practice and for two charitable organisations, where my work focusses on bereavement and suicide. I am also clinical lead supervisor which means I advise other counsellors with elements of their work.

About relationships

Life happens and it’s not always kind. The things we thought we had a handle on and believed we could cope with, can suddenly seem uncertain, confusing and overwhelming. We might experience thoughts and feelings which leave us feeling unable to make sense of it all. Your inner world can be very different to your external world. How you feel you have to be seen or heard can lead to conflicting emotions within your relationship.

Very few relationships are conflict-free. When one of our most important relationship begins to falter, our health and happiness often suffers. Whilst many couples might try and work through their problems alone, it’s difficult when emotions are running high. Therefore, it can be incredibly useful to seek outside professional help.

How I can help

Together we will look at what lies behind the current difficulties from both your perspectives by paying attention both to the past and the present. In order to bring about change you desire.

My role as a relationship therapist  is to facilitate change and resolution by helping you both communicate more effectively and reach your own conclusions under the guidance of a professional.

Whatever your age, background, race or culture, you are not alone. Together we can go walk the journey and explore what could be going on for you both. Being heard and talking freely in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space can be incredibly empowering in understanding who you are and how you can be more true to you within your relationship, whilst navigating your own path for growth and development.

I am passionate in what I do and committed to working ethically and safely with my clients to overcoming the challenges that we are presented with.

Ethical standards

I subscribe to and work within the BACP ethical framework alongside undertaking regular professional development and supervision. I also hold professional indemnity insurance.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Lorna at Relationship Counselling Swanley. Please contact her via Relationship Counselling Kent today. Request to see Lorna


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