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Brenda Hogg - BA (Sport Science with Psychology), Dip. Couns., Reg MBACP

Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13
07387988455 07387988455
Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13

About me

In light of current events I am offering online therapy and telephone support at a reduced rate.

There are numerous reasons a person might decide to seek counselling, at any stage of their lives; each reason is valid and unique to the individual.  There might be issues relating to unresolved traumas from the past, or it might be that day-to-day pressures have become challenging and are affecting you.  Whatever your reason, it can be helpful to have a therapist who can work with you to explore your concerns, offering you a deeper understanding of yourself, which can help you move forward.

I would like to acknowledge how this process of seeking help, might be daunting; especially if you have not engaged in counselling previously, or if you have not yet found the right 'fit' with a counsellor.  Embarking on this search might be a strange or exciting adventure, and I would like to reassure you, as much as possible, any feelings of anxiety or confusion around choosing a counsellor/therapist, is natural.

Selecting a counsellor or therapist, who is right for you, can be as important as choosing the right pair of shoes; it helps if there is a comfortable ‘fit’ to establish a healthy, therapeutic relationship.

How I Work:

I am a qualified and registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to the ethical guidelines and standards, as set out by the BACP, which assures clients of a high standard of professional care.  I work integratively, with each individual clients’ needs at the forefront of the therapeutic work.

I have worked in varying counselling environments, such as private practice (working with a wide variety of concerns and issues); bereavement and loss; and alcohol and drug rehabilitation. As part of ongoing training and self-development I regularly attend training days and workshops.

During the week, I run my private practice from Sevenoaks, where there is ample off-street parking; a bus stop; and the location is nearby both the high street and mainline station. I offer daytime and evening counselling and psychotherapy sessions - I would encourage you to contact me for more specific availability; according to your requirements.

I provide a safe, warm and welcoming therapeutic space in which you can explore your concerns, grow and develop, at your own pace.  Asking for help demonstrates strength, courage and respect for oneself.  

Thank you for reading my profile.

Training, qualifications & experience

Education:

BA (Sports Science) with Psychology

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling

CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

BACP Registered Member

CPD Days:

Understanding Psychosis, Schizophrenia & Personality Disorders - Madison Amy Webb

Relational Depth in Counselling & Psychotherapy - Mick Cooper

2020 Suicide Prevention Summit: an Online Conference - Mental Health Academy

How to do Online Counselling: A Coronavirus Primer - BACP/Open University

Sudden and Traumatic Death - Cruse

A Child's Grief - Cruse

Working Creatively - Hospice

Suicide: A Practitioner's Perspective - Hospice

Supervision and How it Helps My Client Work - Cruse

Reflective Practice - Hospice

Working with Children - Fegans 5 Day Course

Awareness in Bereavement Care Training (Ascentis) – through Cruse Bereavement Care.

I currently run a private practice in Sevenoaks and have volunteered with Hospice in the Weald, Cruse Bereavement Care, Bromley Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services and Kent Counsellng for Schools.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

COVID-19 Fees for Online Counselling:

During lockdown and the current COVID-19 restrictions I am offering reduced fees for online therapy at £45 per session. Each session lasts 50 minutes.

Individual Face-to-Face Counselling Fees:

The initial session is £40 and lasts approximately 35 - 45mins, thereafter, each weekly session will be 50 minutes in duration, at a fee of £55.

Reduced Fees:

It is important to me to ensure my practice is inclusive and therefore, I offer concessionary rates, based on individual circumstances, and for students.

Payment is made by cash, or by bank transfer on the day of the session.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Please e-mail me for more specific availability. Weekdays and evenings available.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Brenda Hogg - BA (Sport Science with Psychology), Dip. Couns., Reg MBACP

Brenda Hogg - BA (Sport Science with Psychology), Dip. Couns., Reg MBACP