Brenda Hogg - BA (Sport Science), Dip. Couns., Reg MBACP
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 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 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
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
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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 30-40mins, thereafter, each weekly 50 minute session is £55.
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.