Hannah Prentice: BA (Hons), Dip. Couns, MBACP

Hannah Prentice: BA (Hons), Dip. Couns, MBACP

Jupiter Counselling - Suite 10
Cheldgate House
45 High Street


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Jupiter Counselling - Suite 10
Cheldgate House
45 High Street


About me

Professional counselling service offering one-to-one confidential therapy sessions.

BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Registered Counsellor.

I offer a warm and supportive counselling service with a view to helping people understand their emotions in order that they may progress to a place whereby their emotions don't overwhelm them; a place where they can then be free to explore, and live, the life they want and aspire to.

I work with clients so that, together, we can find ways which suit them to disentangle and understand the issues that bring them to counselling in order to move forward in their feelings, and therefore, their life.

I offer counselling sessions whereby a client feels supported, accepted and valued, without fear of being judged or dismissed. I greatly appreciate the individuality of each client and work with them and their life story/feelings/issues with this outlook.

If you would like to see if counselling is right for you please ring or e-mail me with any questions you may have, we can then set up an initial meeting whereby we can explore your issues in more detail and see what counselling can offer you; if you decide you would like to continue we can then set up a second meeting and I will arrange to see you for weekly/fortnightly sessions. Counselling can be short or long-term, with short-term therapy usually lasting for six sessions. Please note I aim to respond to enquiries within 48 hours (though usually will do so within 24).

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Registered Counsellor

CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

BA (Hons) Philosophy & Theology 2:1

Graduate Psychology Certificate Modules 2:1:
biological, developmental, cognitive, personality and social psychology

CARE Counselling Course (pregnancy support)
MIND Course (mental health awareness and support)
Victim Support Core Training Course (support for victims of crime)
London School of Economics Practical Philosophy Course (meditation awareness for personal development and wellbeing)

Various Training Certificates in the Care Industry:
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Dementia Awareness
Mental Capacity Act

Relevant Jobs/Work Experience:
Bluesky Counselling, Belvedere/Welling:
counselling a range of clients in a private practice counselling organisation.

Bexley Foodbank, Erith:
counselling and support work for people who use the foodbank.

CARE Pregnancy Advisory Centre, Chatham: advice, support and counselling for women and men around pregnancy issues.

Littlebrook Hospital, Dartford: support work in an acute psychiatric ward.

Dartford Community Mental Health Team: support work in the community supporting clients with mental health issues.

MSAP (Medway and Swale Advocacy Partnership), Strood: support advocacy work at HM Prison Standford Hill, Isle of Sheppey - a Category D men's open prison.

Victim Support, Chatham: support work for victims of crime.

Home Care Services, Maidstone: care work in the community for clients with physical disabilities, learning difficulties and mental health issues.

Ashton Lodge, Maidstone: care work in a residential home for the elderly.

P.A./Carer: personal assistant for clients in their own homes - working with clients with physical disabilities and mental health issues.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life events/landmarks e.g. work, wedding, marriage, unemployment, moving house, illness, divorce, retirement.

Existential issues, e.g. meaning in life, aimlessness/restlessness, feelings of being 'stuck', anxiety regarding choices to be made.

Pet and animal bereavement.

Issues surrounding dementia - personal or family member.

Cultural isolation and inclusion/exclusion of marganilsed groups/sub-cultures, e.g. those living with mental health problems, those living with a physical disability, LGBT, long-term unemployed, ethnic minorities, religious minorities, ex-offenders, those living with substance abuse; also counselling/support for family members of the above.

Therapies offered


£40 per session (if in full-time work/after 5pm)

Concessionary Rates:

£35 (if in part-time work)

£30 (low income/if in receipt of benefits/students)

£25 (a few places available at this price in difficult circumstances - please enquire if you feel this applies).

Please note all evening sessions (after 5pm) are £40. Any concessionary rates apply to daytime only.

Initial session £35
Initial session (concessions) £30

Further information

  • There are regular bus and train services to Rochester and numerous public car parks nearby that operate on a pay and display basis.

    Cheldgate House is the Strood end of Rochester High Street, and is on the right hand side (towards the Strood direction) past Costa Coffee and Simply Italian; look out for Evergreen Residential Property Services signs (green and white) in the windows as this business occupies the ground floor.

    When arriving at Cheldgate House please press the buzzer for Suite 10 'Jupiter Counselling'. Please note, Suite 10 is on the second floor and there are two flights of stairs to the therapy room

    Cheldgate House has waiting areas, a coffee machine and toilet facilities.

Maps & Directions

Rochester, ME1 1LP

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Tues, Weds: 8am - 9pm// Thurs: 12pm - 2pm//Fri: 12pm - 6pm.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme