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BA (Hons), PG Dip, Dip. Couns, Reg. MBACP
Rochester, Kent, ME1
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 4th July 2022

About me

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

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

Experienced therapist offering an additional low cost service for those unable to meet the full rate.

Therapy offered in the central location of historic Rochester High Street. Easily accessible by car and public transport and close to all local amenities.

I offer a warm and supportive counselling service with a view to helping people disentangle and understand their feelings in order that they may progress to a place whereby their emotions don't overwhelm them and they can then move forward in their emotions, 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.

To enquire please ring or e-mail me with any questions you may have; alternatively, to book an initial session, please contact me with your availability and a counselling session can be arranged whereby we can explore your issues in more detail and see what the therapy can offer you - if you feel the counselling is right for you (there is no obligation should you feel the therapy isn't right for you) we can then book in for following sessions. Therapy can be short or long-term, depending on your specific needs and preferences, with short-term therapy usually lasting for six sessions and longer-term lasting for at least twelve sessions. Please note I aim to respond to enquiries within 24 - 48 hours, although this may be longer over weekends and bank holidays.


Training, qualifications & experience

Relevant Qualifications:

  • BACP Registered Counsellor
  • CPCAB Level 4: Therapeutic Counselling
  • BA (Hons): Philosophy (Level 6)
  • Graduate Certificate Modules: Psychology (Level 6)
  • Post Graduate Diploma: Continental Philosophy (Level 7)

Various Training Courses Including:
CARE Counselling Course (pregnancy support)

MIND Course (mental health awareness and support)

Victim Support Core Training Course (support for victims of crime)

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Dementia Awareness

Mental Capacity Act

Relevant Jobs/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, Dartford: support work in the community  supporting clients with mental health issues.

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

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

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life/landmark events e.g. work, wedding, marriage, unemployment, moving home, relocation, illness, divorce, retirement.

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

Student issues, e.g. academic work pressure, uncertainty about future career/life after college or university.

General berevement as well as unrecognised bereavement and loss, e.g. unprocessed grief after a past bereavement (this could be from a long time in the past), end of a relationship (all types of relationships) and the grief/loss experienced, pet/animal bereavement.

Issues around difficult life issues, e. g., debt, single parents, carers (paid/unpaid, for family members or others).

Issues surrounding dementia - personal or family member.

Issues surrounding cultural isolation/marganilsed groups/sub-cultures, e.g. those living with mental health problems, those living with a physical disability, LGBTQ, long-term unemployed, ethnic minorities, religious minorities, ex-cult/sect members, ex-offenders, those living with substance abuse; also counselling/support for family members of the above.


I also offer telephone counselling as well as traditional face-to-face counselling.

Fees

From £30.00 to £40.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Rates:

  • £40
  • £35 (concessions)
  • £30 (limited concessions)

Concessionary Rates:

  • Places available at £35 for those on a low income, e.g. those in receipt of benefits/students/unemployed/the retired/single parents on low income - please enquire if you feel this applies.
  • Please note the availability of £30 places are limited and are reserved for those who are most in need. 
  • £30 for counselling students, offer for a limited time only. 

Please note concessionary rates (£30 - £35) apply for sessions before 5pm. Sessions after 5pm are charged at the full rate of £40.

Counselling sessions are usually weekly but can also be fortnightly,  either initially or after a number of sessions, out of preference and/or to keep costs down and still benefit from counselling.

Sessions last for one hour - payable by cash in the session or by bank transfer prior to the session.

Telephone counselling: £35 (or £30 if qualify for a concession) per one hour session - payable in advance by bank transfer.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Mon: 8am - 6pm 

Tues/Weds: 8am - 8pm 

Thurs: 8am - 6pm

Fri: 8am - 4pm.

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. 

Rochester, Kent, ME1

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Hannah Prentice

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