Golden Steps Counselling

Counselling, Psychotherapy and Play Therapy

Located in Hythe, Kent

Find the gold in your being

At your pace

One step at a time

Why have counselling

At times in our lives, we find ourselves stuck. At these times, counselling provides a safe space for you to find yourself, to explore and discuss things that no longer work for you. Counselling can help us to look how past events keep us stuck in the present, and help us to see a way to go forward in our life.

About Erica Fortuna

I am an Accredited Registrant Counsellor with the National Counselling Society, offering individual counselling with adults, young adults and children. Golden Steps Counselling of Hythe, Kent is my private practice offering counselling in the areas of Hythe,

Dymchurch, Folkestone, Ashford, Hawkinge, Sandgate, Saltwood, Lympne, Posting, Newington, Lyminge.

I use an integrative approach to counselling, using a combination of Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive models. I have experience working with adults, young adults and children. I have had several years experience a counsellor at BCU Lifeskills Centre in Bexleyheath, a charitable trust providing counselling and support for adults who have experienced difficulties with mental health, neglect, violence and domestic abuse. I have a background in teaching, Special Educational Needs/Learning Difficulties and Disabilities and Homeopathy. I have training in Play Therapy, Draw and Talk Therapy and creative methods. I have worked in secondary schools, counselling young adults. I am checked against The Disclosure Barring Service and have a current enhanced DBS certificate for working with children and adults.

Code of Ethics

National Counselling Society




Integrative counselling doing Person-Centermovement desened psychodynamic and cognitive models.

Transactional Analysis

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Bereavement and Loss

Neuroscience and Attatchments


Safeguarding Children, Child Protection Awareness

Play Therapy

Specific Learning Dificulties

Coersive Control

Diploma in integrative counselling - 2016

Bach flowers levels 1 and 2 for Homeopaths - 2010

Bsc(Hons) - 2008

Cert.SpLD - 2001

B.Ed(Hons) - 1992

I look at ways to reflect back to clients their strengths and qualities so as to raise their self-awareness, self-esteem, resilience and to empower them to make the changes that they want in their lives. The safe environment found within the relationship built with the therapist encourages clients to look at themselves and their situations in a realistic and complete way.


If you would like to make an appointment, please phone the following number. Phone calls will not be answered whilst I am working, so please leave your name, phone number on the answer machine and I will get back to you as soon as I am able.

Hillcrest Road, CT21 5EX

Phone: 01303 470243


Dymchurch, folkestone, Ashford, Hawkinge, Sandgate, Saltwood Lympne, Posting, Newington, Lyminge, Seabrook, Hythe, Folkstone, Cherrington, Kent

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