Hazel Mouls LlB, Dip.Couns, MBACP
I am an experienced BACP registered counsellor, offering counselling to adults at my private practice in central Tunbridge Wells.
How counselling can help
Most of us experience difficulties at some point in our lives which might leave us feeling overwhelmed, depressed or anxious. Counselling can help you to make sense of what is going on, reach a greater understanding and acceptance of yourself and find better ways to cope with the issues that you are facing.
About my work
I provide a warm, empathic and confidential relationship and I will listen to you very carefully without making judgements. I will offer you the opportunity to explore your feelings and current difficulties, perhaps looking at how the past still impacts you now or at patterns of behaviour that no longer serve you well.
I have experience of supporting people with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, anger, self-esteem and relationship problems.
I have a particular specialism in bereavement counselling, helping people to come to terms with loss, terminal illness and serious health problems.
What to expect at the first session
I believe that a good relationship between the therapist and client is the key to successful therapy. I therefore offer an initial assessment session which is an opportunity for me to find out more about you and what you would like to achieve in counselling and also for you to decide whether you would feel comfortable with me as your counsellor. This session is offered at a reduced fee.
Please contact me to ask any further questions about the counselling that I offer or to discuss booking an assessment session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have had additional specialist training in bereavement and I have counselled at both the Hospice in the Weald and the Pickering Cancer Drop-in Centre. I have also counselled at a local grammar school and, in addition to private practice, I currently counsel patients at a doctors' surgery.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
The initial assessment session is charged at a reduced fee of £25 and subsequent 50 minute sessions are £45.
I am offering a number of places at a concessionary rate for those on low incomes, particularly those financially effected by the Covid-19 outbreak. Please do not hesitate to enquire about this.