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- I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and can provide warm, respectful and genuine support. I work from home, in a welcoming location, just outside Wadhurst village.
I recognise that it’s natural to feel anxious and overwhelmed when considering counselling support. The ability to 'think straight' is invariably compromised, whereby decision-making becomes extremely difficult. It’s therefore not unusual to be fearful and hesitant about initiating it, even though this would be a wise thing to do.
You can call or email me to share, confidentially, what troubles you. This can often be a helpful means of introduction and a time to voice any doubts or further questions you may have.
I offer this initial no obligation consultation free of charge. It will allow you to then make an informed choice as to whether you wish to proceed further.
I provide a safe and calming space that promotes trust and insight, helping you to make sense of the challenges that you face and what may be preventing you from enjoying a meaningful and fulfilling life.
My aim is to motivate and enable, so that your time in counselling is an effective, stimulating and restorative experience.
- Further information can be found on my website: www.hamilton-counselling.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been counselling since 1984, professionally since 2001. Though Psychodynamically grounded, years of experience have encouraged me to compliment my orientation, enabling me to draw upon a variety of other salient approaches. These include elements of Mindfulness, CBT, Person-Centred therapies, 12-Step, Attachment Theory and Transactional Analysis.
Before establishing private-practice I worked full-time in the Drug and Alcohol dependency field, in partnership with statutory services including the NHS mental health sector. This has provided me with extensive experience in working with trauma, relationship issues and emotional distress.
From 2015-21 I held the position of visiting practitioner with practicing privileges at Priory Ticehurst House, relinquishing this role to concentrate exclusively on my home practice.
Throughout my career I have participated in continuing professional development by means of specialised training courses and continuing research. I have also devised and delivered training to both fellow professionals and to those in the community .
I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and abide by their Ethical Framework of good practice principles.
- If you have any questions prompted by reading my profile I would welcome your call or email.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
My fees are:
£50 per session during the day : 7.30am-4pm
£60 for an evening appointment : 5pm-7pm
I am willing to negotiate the fee according to personal resources.
The sessions are of one-hour duration.
When I work
Due to currant demand my availability is presently extremely limited.