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Jacquie Young

Ramsgate Practice

Relationship Counselling Ramsgate


Hello, my name is Jacquie Young and I am a fully qualified ‘Relate’ trained couple therapist with over 15 years experience in relationship counselling. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling.

I have considerable experience working with same gender relationships, mixed cultures, blended families and separated couples. Along with being qualified to work with children and young people.

My Background

My careeer has been varied, although always centred around supporting people, in a wide a range environments. I worked as a lecturer in a large multi-cultural college in East London for around 14 years. Prior to that I worked in local government focusing on issues such as homelessness, housing policy and improving customer satisfaction.

I also have vast experience working in the voluntary sector for a wide range of independent and charities. Supporting people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. This includes mental health support, domestic violence and reparative justice. I’m also experienced in working with people with autism and and their familie supporting them through challenging times.

Whist at Relate I also worked in conjunction with CAFCASS (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.). Supporting separating and divorcing parents and using my expertise as a qualified child counsellor to focus on the children’s needs. This aided the reaching of agreements to help them make shared plans to move forward.

How relationship counselling can help

Whatever your reasons for seeking  relationship counselling, I recognise that it can take courage. Asking someboy else for help can feel difficult. Therefore, I am still humbled when people take the decision to do so. However, this is the first step in working through any negative emotions and making the required changes to break a cycle of potentially unhelpful behaviours that might not be serving you well.

So, if you or your relationship is going through a difficult time or perhaps has reached crisis point,  it would be helpful for us to talk. Perhaps there is an ongoing situation where the the same arguments keep repeating again and again. Or maybe you feel like you have reached a point where you just can’t live like this anymore.

Over the years so many people have told me that they wish they had made the decision to come to counselling earlier. They often express frustration that they thought they could sort it themselves and  ‘just bumbled along’ and didn’t take the time to discover whether it was possible to make positive change. . People often tell me that they are amazed at the impact of being listened to and just having another person looking in at their relationship and offering a different perspective on it.

How I can help

I firmly believe, whatever your reason for attending relationship counselling. By having an honest look at your relationship will only be of benefit. Together, we will explore how you communciate and gain an understanding of  your individual needs and expectations are in a  warm, supportive, non-judgemental environment.

People tell me that I make them feel at ease very quickly, even when one partner is reluctant to attend. Feedback has been that they found it easy to open up and be honest about what’s going on for them. I  won’t just  sit back waiting for you to talk. I will actively participate, it is important that we all worki together to discover what’s going on. This might mean unpicking repetitive arguments to identify where behavior patterns come, This is so we are able to understand the changes required which will be more helpful for you and your relationship.

I use a variety of different theoretical approaches and will quickly find out what will be most helpful for your unique situation.  If you decide, for whatever reason, that I am not the right therapist for you, I  will be more than happy to help you explore alternatives.

Ethical Standards

I subscribe and work within the UKCP code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework. I undertake regular professional development alongside  regular clinical supervision and peer supervision groups. My professional indemnity insurance is up to date.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Jacquie for relationship counselling. Please contact her via Relationship Counselling Kent today Request an appointment

Laura Mc Carthy

Ramsgate Practice

Relationship Counselling Ramsgate


My name is Laura Mc Carthy and I’m based at Relationship Counselling Ramsgate.

I’m a fully qualified, warm and approachable certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) psychotherapist and counsellor. My accreditation is with the UKCP and a registered member of the BACP (British Asscociation Counselling & Psychotherapy)

I offer a safe, non-judgemental and supportive environment. My aim is to help couples communicate better and improve their understanding of the issues within their relationship.

I will seek to uncover any repeated, negative behavioural patterns between you and identify points of difference or ‘stuck’ areas because by being aware of how you relate when the relationship isn’t working well ensure you are conscious of the role you both play. Above all, you will have the opportunity to choose to do things differently so the relationship becomes stronger and happier.

I don’t believe in one size fits all approach and will tailor the sessions to meet your individual needs.

My work is diverse and I have vast experience in working with mixed cultures, same gender relationships, families and friendships. I provide a non-judgemental  safe, confidential environment where we can work through your relationship challenges together.

Ethical Standards

Finally, I subscribe to and work within the UKCP code of ethics and the BACP ethical framework and undertake regular professional development and supervision. As well as having professional indemnity insurance.

Couple counselling Ramsgate and marriage counselling Ramsgate

If you would like to make an appointment to come and see me at Relationship Counselling Ramsgate then please do contact me via Relationship Counselling Kent today. Request to see Laura


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