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Eleanor Hawkins (MSc, MBACP)

New Ash Green, Kent, DA3
07923 157706 07923 157706

About me

Please note, I am currently offering both telephone/online counselling AND in person counselling with Covid-secure precautions in place. This is subject to change dependent on local/national data and government guidelines. See below for details of reduced fees during the pandemic.

I work relationally, using the shared experience of me and my client being with each other as the core of our work together. Whilst this allows for clients to simply be heard and accepted and to have the space they need, it also offers opportunities for counsellor and client to dig deeper together as we explore the patterns and roots of the client's life experiences. This process of developing an understanding of yourself can be healing and rewarding.

I have indicated below that there are many different areas that I can help with. Obviously, these are experienced very differently by different individuals so I am reluctant to say either way that certain problems can or can't be helped through counselling with me. Our initial consultation (there is no charge for this) will give both of us a better idea of whether working together seems like a good way forward.

If you are interested in working with me, please call, text or fill in the online form. The next step is to have a fairly brief phonecall: I will give you a call in which I will take a few details and we can arrange an initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an MSc in Therapeutic Counselling which is accredited by BACP

My practical training was largely in settings provided for clients working through the following: bereavement/loss, addictions and sexual abuse. I remain a counsellor for the sexual abuse charity. I also have significant experience (from another sector) of working with dyslexic people and I appreciate the frustrations and strengths of the dyslexic mind.

I would like to reiterate my message above, however, and say that there isn't one type of client: Across all the settings I have worked in, every client presented with their own unique story and issues that they wanted to work through, and their counselling journeys were personal to them.

Member organisations

BACP

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 behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19 FEES

- During the pandemic, I am very happy to offer up to five sessions per client at £20 per session.
- Clients can continue beyond a fifth session under my normal fees policy (see below).
- This applies to new and existing clients.
- I will keep this policy under review and will change this listing accordingly.

NORMAL FEES

- My normal session fee is £40.
- I don't charge for initial consultations.
- I offer concessionary rates for students and people experiencing financial hardship. Please bring this up if it is relevant for you so that we can talk about what might be suitable in your situation.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

New Ash Green
Kent
DA3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

There is a small step into my consulting room and a choice of two chairs to cater for a variety of seating needs. I have a wheelchair ramp available. It’s slightly steeper than I would like but it’s manageable and I am happy to offer assistance.

Availability

I offer evening and daytime sessions, normally on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Occasional weekend sessions may be possible.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Eleanor Hawkins (MSc, MBACP)

Eleanor Hawkins (MSc, MBACP)