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Carol Dobbs - MBACP Medway

Rochester, Kent, ME3
07732 373257 07732 373257
Rochester, Kent, ME3

About me

Beginning counselling can be a daunting prospect, but be assured I will try to put you at ease. By contacting me you will have made the first step and we will work together from then on, on the issues you are facing. You can email me at carol@hamiltonlodgecounselling.com 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, if your happy to continue and set up our second session.

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 both 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

I have a certificate in Counselling Skills ( July 2017) and gained my diploma in Integrative Counselling in July 2019. I have worked with the low-cost counselling charity Walk-Tall for the last 2+ years.

I completed a certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling in July 2020.

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

Member organisations


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

  • Cognitive therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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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.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

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.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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


I am available between 9am and 9pm Monday to Friday.  email me at carol@hamiltonlodgecounselling.com or leave a massage for me on my phone 07732 373257.

Types of client

Older adults
Carol Dobbs - MBACP Medway

Carol Dobbs - MBACP Medway