ADO Therapy - ADO Therapy 150


A Range of Counselling ServicesCounselling With Our BACP Counsellor

For A Whole Variety Of Benefits

There are many reasons why someone may benefit from some counselling, ranging from depression, anxiety or grief to traumatic experiences such as abuse. Some clients need a bit of space for themselves away of their busy families and work, while others need to work through family issues, difficult experiences and mental health issues.

Counselling covers all age groups. Mental health issues do not worry about your age, they can surface at any time during your life, whether you are at school, work or retirement.

Recently a report suggested that 300,000 people a year leave their jobs due to mental ill health, costing the economy £99 billion each year. Schools are seeing an explosion in children being excluded due to bad behaviour, often attributed to the effects of mental ill health.

Our counselling provides benefits for all types of mental ill health, whatever the core reason.

1 to 1 or Group Sessions

Whatever the reason our experienced BACP Registered Counsellor can offer you 1-1 or group sessions to help you deal with the issues that are affecting your life. Animal, Wildlife and Nature activities are at the heart of everything we do at ADO Therapy, and these focus based exercises and tasks are used in the counselling where appropriate. We also offer more conventional counselling services as well depending on individual requirements. We have an inclusive range of services from nature based mindfulness exercises to working with a therapy dog or out in the relaxing surroundings of our Healthcare and Education Centre at our Poets Corner site, a 6.4 acre woodland setting in Welling, Kent..

Learn How To Cope With Counselling Skills

Our Counselling Services are not only to the benefit of those in need of direct counselling, but to those that need to learn counselling techniques and to professionals who may refer or partner with us to supplement other therapeutic services. So these can be beneficial to individuals, groups, parents and professionals. We recognise the importance of staff as well as service users requiring counselling techniques and can provide workshops to hone your skills in dealing with a variety of issues.. 



Counselling Programmes

We run 6 weekly Counselling Sessions with the option to re-book another 6 sessions there after. Occasionally we may recommed 12 sessions for some individual cases. Our current programmes include:

Mindfulness - Learn techniques to help you focus on the present, relax and enjoy life more

Relaxation Therapy (RT) - Attain a state of increased calmness - help reduce levels of pain, anxiety, stress or anger

Managing Stress (Coping Skills) - Learn Coping Skills and techniques to help manage on-going stress

Managing Depression - Understand and learn ways to help your depression by mastering Coping Skills and Relaxation Techniques

Managing Anxiety - Understand your anxiety and start to manage it by employing coping and relaxation echniques specific to this condition

Whatever your reason for counselling, we can build a programme exactly to your requirements.



Our Workshops are designed for Staff and Service Users, Parents and Children-Young People and Groups or Individuals. We have a great range of Therapeutic Workshops that fit neatly under the ADO Training Centre umbrella, but because of their nature are led by our BACP counsellor with 15 years of experience running educational and therapeutic training workshops. Our workshops are presented and pitched according to the customers. The emphasis being whether the customer is attending for therapeutic reasons or whether they are there to learn techniques to manage others in need of therapeutic care.

As many of our workshops include working parents and professionals, our workshops generally run from early evening time, so that you can attend without disrupting your daily schedule.

More information can be found in the ADO Training Centre HERE> or for the latest programmes HERE>, but here are a few of the workshops we can run:

Basic Counselling Skills  ♦ Understanding Groups  ♦ Managing Challenging Behaviour  ♦ Self-Harm  

Benefits of Animal Therapy Benefits of Social & Therapeutic Horiculture  ♦ Team Building Special  ♦ Mindfulness

Our Counsellor

Jenny Maydon MBACP RegisteredMember of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Jenny has been working at ADO for 5 years now in a number of roles and has a wealth of experience. Here is her biography:

I have an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and have an integrative approach, utilising methods such as Inner Child Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques alongside Animal Assisted Therapy.

I have always been interested in animals and nature, and am passionate about combining the healing powers of nature with the therapeutic process of counselling. I offer counselling for adults and young people on a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, self-harm, relationships, bereavement, anger and self-esteem issues. This may include the use of an animal within the sessions and nature based activities where appropriate.

I have considerable training and experience in working with trauma and abuse, domestic violence, self-harm and drug and alcohol issues. When training I completed placements in a centre for people who are long term-unemployed, often due to mental health issues and domestic violence, and in a Young Offenders Institute. I continue to work with Young and Adult Offenders alongside my work with ADO Therapy.

I also have training and experience in working with adults and children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and have provided one to one and group Animal Assisted Activities and Therapy for ADO Therapy in a wide variety of settings including care homes, special education setting and secure Children’s Homes, and helped run a group for adults with Dementia.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and am working towards BACP Accreditation as well as studying for further qualifications in Animal Assisted Therapy and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Management.

I adhere to the BACP code of Ethics, ensure I am working professionally and ethically with regular supervision and am committed to ongoing continual professional development to improve my practice.

Find Out More About The BACP Here>

Find Out More About The BACP Register Here>

Relax At Our Relaxing Poets Corner CentreSetting and Session Space

Counselling will be offered in our therapy rooms at our base in Welling Town Centre and may be combined with some sessions at our 6.4 acre Healthcare and Education Centre - Poets Corner, a site which is also based in Welling, Kent.

Our Qualified Staff

Our counselling sessions are led by our BACP qualified counsellor who has 15 years experience running Therapeutic sessions and workshops. The ADO team have the experience to discuss in confidence any enquiries regarding our services and how they may benefit you or your organisation. 

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