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Reg.MBACP Dip. Counsel (NHS) Hamilton Lodge Counselling Practice

About me

Are you in need of someone to talk to? Maybe your struggling with something and don't know where to turn. I offer a safe and confidential place for you to talk about what's bothering you.  Working together I hope we will be able to work through the issues you are facing, helping you to see a better day tomorrow. You can email me at or call 07732 373257 and leave a message and I will call you back to arrange an initial session. During this session we can talk about what you want to get out of counselling, ask me any questions and if your happy to continue, set up our second session. I offer face-to-face, online and telephone counselling.

As a Qualified Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work within the BACP ‘Ethical Framework for Counsellors’, and the BACP Guidelines for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I work in private practice offering face to face, telephone, and online counselling. I have worked with clients 16+ and I am committed to offering an inclusive service which is welcoming to all backgrounds in a supportive and non-discriminatory manner.

I will provide, to the best of my ability, face-to-face, online or telephone counselling opportunities that endeavour to create a supportive and confidential environment in which you will be given time and space to understand and gain insight into your situation. This process can foster growth and lead to positive change in your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Accredited Certificate in Counselling Skills( July 2017). NHS College

BACP Accredited diploma in Integrative Counselling (July 2019), NHS College

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (July 2020).

I have worked with the low-cost counselling charity Walk-Tall for the last 2+ years.

I have completed training in;

  • Suicide Prevention and Awareness
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Relational Depth
  • Complex Trauma and Complex PTSD
  • Understanding ADHD
  • Existential Contributions to Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Goals in Therapy
  • Existential Perspectives
  • Pluralism
  • Principles of Trauma-Informed Practice

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Counselling sessions are weekly on a day and time which is mutually agreed upon. Our initial assessment session which will last 30 minutes is free of charge, giving us both the opportunity to decide whether we would be comfortable working together. All following 50 minute sessions cost £45 per session which can be paid by bank transfer or cash. I offer some reduced priced sessions for those on a low income or who are unemployed. Please contact me if you would like to discuss this further.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available between 9am and 9pm Monday to Sunday.  email me at or leave a massage for me on my phone 07732 373257.

Further information

I offer time-limited or long term open ended counselling from my private and secure counselling room. My counselling room is located in my garden, it is separate from my house and is a comfortable and safe space for you to share your concerns about any issues you may be finding challenging.

Rochester, Kent, ME3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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