Hannah Prentice: BA (Hons), Dip. Couns, MBACP
45 High Street
Professional counselling service offering one-to-one confidential therapy sessions.
BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Registered Counsellor.
I offer a warm and supportive counselling service with a view to helping people understand their emotions in order that they may progress to a place whereby their emotions don't overwhelm them; a place where they can then be free to explore, and live, the life they want and aspire to.
I work with clients so that, together, we can find ways which suit them to disentangle and understand the issues that bring them to counselling in order to move forward in their feelings, and therefore, their life.
I offer counselling sessions whereby a client feels supported, accepted and valued, without fear of being judged or dismissed. I greatly appreciate the individuality of each client and work with them and their life story/feelings/issues with this outlook.
If you would like to see if counselling is right for you please ring or e-mail me with any questions you may have, we can then set up an initial meeting whereby we can explore your issues in more detail and see what counselling can offer you; if you decide you would like to continue we can then set up a second meeting and I will arrange to see you for weekly/fortnightly sessions. Counselling can be short or long-term, with short-term therapy usually lasting for six sessions. Please note I aim to respond to enquiries within 48 hours (though usually will do so within 24).
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Registered Counsellor
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
BA (Hons) Philosophy & Theology 2:1
Graduate Psychology Certificate Modules 2:1:
biological, developmental, cognitive, personality and social psychology
CARE Counselling Course (pregnancy support)
MIND Course (mental health awareness and support)
Victim Support Core Training Course (support for victims of crime)
London School of Economics Practical Philosophy Course (meditation awareness for personal development and wellbeing)
Various Training Certificates in the Care Industry:
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Mental Capacity Act
Relevant Jobs/Work Experience:
Bluesky Counselling, Belvedere/Welling:
counselling a range of clients in a private practice counselling organisation.
Bexley Foodbank, Erith:
counselling and support work for people who use the foodbank.
CARE Pregnancy Advisory Centre, Chatham: advice, support and counselling for women and men around pregnancy issues.
Littlebrook Hospital, Dartford: support work in an acute psychiatric ward.
Dartford Community Mental Health Team: support work in the community supporting clients with mental health issues.
MSAP (Medway and Swale Advocacy Partnership), Strood: support advocacy work at HM Prison Standford Hill, Isle of Sheppey - a Category D men's open prison.
Victim Support, Chatham: support work for victims of crime.
Home Care Services, Maidstone: care work in the community for clients with physical disabilities, learning difficulties and mental health issues.
Ashton Lodge, Maidstone: care work in a residential home for the elderly.
P.A./Carer: personal assistant for clients in their own homes - working with clients with physical disabilities and mental health issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life events/landmarks e.g. work, marriage, wedding, moving house, illness, divorce, retirement.
Existential issues, e.g. meaning in life, death, anxiety regarding choices to be made.
Pet and animal bereavement.
Cultural isolation and inclusion/exclusion of marganilsed groups/sub-cultures, e.g. those living with mental health problems, those living with a physical disability, LGBT, long-term unemployed, ethnic minorities, religious minorities, ex-offenders, those living with substance abuse; also counselling/support for family members of the above.
£35 per hour/session
Concessionary rate of between £25 - £30 for those on benefits/low income
Initial session £25
Initial session (concessions) £20 - £25
There are regular bus and train services to Rochester and numerous public car parks nearby that operate on a pay and display basis.
Cheldgate House is the Strood end of Rochester High Street, and is on the right hand side (towards the Strood direction) past Costa Coffee and Simply Italian; look out for Evergreen Residential Property Services signs (green and white) in the windows as this business occupies the ground floor.
When arriving at Cheldgate House please press the buzzer for Suite 10 'Jupiter Counselling'. Please note, Suite 10 is on the second floor and there are two flights of stairs to the therapy room
Cheldgate House has waiting areas, a coffee machine and toilet facilities.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon, Tues, Weds: 11am - 8pm// Thurs: 11am - 4pm// Sat: 12pm - 3pm//
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|