Tenterden Counselling Service Formation

The Tenterden Counselling Service was formed in 1983 as the Tenterden Advisory Committee, under the Chairmanship of Barry Wright who had identified the need for counselling in Tenterden and the surrounding villages. The Service is a non-profit making charity with no political affiliation.


The service seeks to promote personal growth towards psychological and emotional health and wholeness of personality. It offers a professional service with counsellors whose work is professionally supervised.

TCS is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes everyone without discrimination as to class, culture, gender, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability, race or religion.

TCS is not a crisis intervention agency so the Referrals Secretary is not expected to offer this service. Potential clients in crisis should be referred to the Kent Mental Health single point of access on 0300 2220123.

Clients who need assistance more appropriately offered by other agencies are referred to these agencies if possible.