Welcome to the HearSay Trust website

HearSay Charitable Trust remains open and accepting referrals as Kent moves into Tier 3 restrictions. Counselling sessions being offered are by phone, video or face to face within a Covid-19 Safe environment.

Please Click on the “Get In Touch” page and scroll down to access online referral form. Please complete the referral form as this is the most expeditious way of contacting us. Alternatively you can email directly referrals@hearsay-trust.org.uk or phone and leave a message on 01622 230765.

On receipt of your referral request the HearSay Clinical lead will respond by either phone or email in order to arrange a telephone assessment, during which both parties can agree upon which of the 3 types of counselling best meets your requirements.
Thank you for your time and we look forward to being of assistance.

Latest News

December 18, 2020
Thank you National Lottery Community Fund!

HearSay Charitable Trust is happy to announce that it was recently awarded a Covid-19 grant from the National Lottery Community Fund to help counselling services to continue during these difficult times. On behalf of all the Trustees, Counsellors, Volunteers and clients we would like to say a huge thank you for this generous grant.

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About HearSay

HearSay Charitable Trust was founded in 2004 and is a registered charity, Charity number 1102942.

The Charity works with Children, Families and Individuals in Maidstone and the surrounding areas from our counselling room in Marsham Street. HearSay is currently accepting referrals from individuals, agencies and professional bodies. HearSay aims to respond to all referrals within 24 hours.

HearSay Charitable Trust aims to help address difficulties that can arise from a range of impairing conditions such as psychological, mental health, behavioural, emotional problems and difficulties that may arise from A.D.H.D or Autistic Spectrum.

HearSay Charitable Trust offers a service to those who under some circumstances could not afford private counselling or are impacted by lengthy waiting times.

People - Current Trustees, Clinicians & Volunteers

HearSay Charitable Trust Trustees

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M Knapp

Chairman of the Trust
Martin Knapp is Professor of Health and Social Care Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is active as a research leader in the fields of social care, child and adult mental health, dementia and autism.
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Dr Nellie Adjaye MBE

Nellie is a retired Consultant Community Paediatrician with expertise in Children with Special Needs including Autism and ADHD, with additional expertise in Child Protection.
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Ann Freeman

Ann is a retired health professional. Years of experience working with a variety of professional agencies, families and carers associated with the progress and wellbeing of young people, particularly those with additional needs such as A.D.H.D and Autism.
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Sandra Kidd

Sandra is currently working as a Human Resources manager in an international development consultancy company. Previous to this, she worked for nearly 30 years as a primary school teacher and has a keen and active interest in children and adults with special educational needs.

Clinicians – Registered members of B.A.C.P

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Kat Blunt

Clinical Lead
Kat is the Clinical Lead on behalf of HearSay Charitable Trust. Kat is a Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist with experience in the counselling of adults and couples.
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Rebecca Winterflood

Rebecca is an experienced counsellor, who has worked with children and adults both within the public sector and also for a charitable organisation.


Gill Hinson MBE – Clerk to the Trustees
Greg Jackson – Administrator
Luka Msichilli B.Acc & MBA (Finance) - Treasurer
Christopher Morgan Jones
Susan Campbell
Sally Kemp
Sue Coles
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