Brenda Hogg - BA (Sport Science), Dip. Couns., Reg MBACP
If you’re reading this, feeling you need to talk to someone neutral, outside of your family and friends; someone who will listen to your concerns in an unbiased manner, then counselling and psychotherapy can assist you.
I would like to acknowledge how this process, of seeking help, might be daunting for you, 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.
There are many 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 related to unresolved traumas in 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.
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 of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) 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, including bereavement and loss; alcohol and drug rehabilitation and private practice.
I regularly attend training days and workshops covering topics such as: Awareness in Bereavement Care; Sudden and Traumatic Death; Loss of a Child; Suicide; Working Creatively; Reflective Practice and Supervision; Bereavement and Gender Differences; and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
During the week, I run a private practice, working out of Sevenoaks, where there is off-street parking, close to bus routes and a nearby superstore. I offer daytime, evening and weekend counselling and psychotherapy sessions - I would encourage you to contact me for more specific availability; according to your requirements.
At present I volunteer at a Hospice, working with people, who have either received a terminal diagnosis, or who have experienced the death of a loved one.
I also volunteer at Cruse; working with people who have experienced the death of a loved one, most often, due to an unexpected death.
And I volunteer at a nearby drug and alcohol centre, where recovering drug and alcohol users attend counselling sessions as part of their recovery program. I also work with the loved ones/carers of users, supporting them while they support a drug or alcohol user.
Education, qualifications and certificates:
- Level 4 CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Theory
- Level 2 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
- BA (Human Movement Studies) with Psychology
- Awareness in Bereavement Care (Ascentis) – through Cruse Bereavement Care
- Certificate in CBT: practitioner – online training with personal experience
- Child Protection and Safeguarding Certificate.
- DBS certified
My website in undergoing changes and will be available again soon.
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 is not ‘a sign of weakness’; it demonstrates strength, courage and respect for oneself. I'd encourage you to be brave, care for yourself enough, and seek assistance with life's challenges.
Thank you for reading my profile.
Best wishes - Brenda
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Human Movement 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 Individual Member
Awareness in Bereavement Care Training (Ascentis) – through Cruse Bereavement Care.
I currently run a private practice and volunteer at three different organisations. One organisation works with people who are users of alcohol and drugs, and their carers; and the other two organisations offer bereavement support.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
Individual Counselling Fees:
The initial session is £40, thereafter, each 50 minute session is £45.
It is important to me to ensure my practice is inclusive as possible 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please e-mail me for more specific availability. Weekdays and evenings available. Weekends available.
Types of client