Brenda Hogg - BA (Sport Science), Dip. Couns., Reg MBACP
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.
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 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 such as bereavement and loss; alcohol and drug rehabilitation and private practice. 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
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
Awareness in Bereavement Care Training (Ascentis) – through Cruse Bereavement Care.
I currently run a private practice and volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care and Kent Counselling for Schools. I also have experience of volunteering with Hospice in the Weald and Bromley Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individual Counselling Fees:
The initial session is £40 and lasts approximately 30-40mins, thereafter, each weekly 50 minute session is £55.
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.
Types of client