Jackie Hare

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Chatham, Kent, ME5
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome, let me introduce myself, I am a qualified Person Centred and CBT counsellor and member of the BACP with additional training in Couples, Abuse and Bereavement counselling.  I remember  looking for a counsellor, I wanted to find someone I felt I could talk to, someone who would listen to me and for me to feel heard, that my feelings were validated and not dismissed as me having an off day. Feeling that the smile sometimes we paint on to hide how we are feeling is just getting to difficult to maintain because inside we are struggling, I know how that feels and I can empathise that counselling is a big step to take, so finding the right person is key.

  • Anger is something that can impact not only us but our work, family & loved ones and we become someone different when that anger takes over, snapping and loosing patience can be a struggle, but it is understanding where this anger comes from and why we can go from 0-100 in seconds which can make all the difference.
  • Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, Stress, one or all of these can impact our day to day lives and knock us for 6. Sometimes it feels like we can't breath, it can come out of the blue and we just want to hide away and not talk to anyone or show how we are feeling as sometimes it's difficult to explain to others how we feel and putting on a smile and saying we are fine is becoming harder and harder.
  • Bereavement, Miscarriage & infant loss. There is no time limit on grief and being able to move hand in hand with the loss of someone close to us can be difficult for other people to understand.
  • Abuse and Trauma. These are life changing events that stay with us weather they are recent or from the past but sometimes they can become overwhelming and impact not only our mental health but our day to day life and the smallest thing might be a trigger to these events and knock us of our feet.
  • Couples counselling can be a way to find that missing spark in a relationship or talk openly and respectfully in a way where you both feel heard and listened to.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB level 2 Counselling skills
  • CPCAB level 3 Counselling skills
  • CPCAB level 4 diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Sexual Abuse Counselling
  • Online and telephone counselling 
  • Supporting Miscarriage and Infant Loss
  • Family and relationship counselling level 3
  • Diploma in Grief Counselling
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Counselling
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couple and relationship

Miscarriage, still birth and early infant loss.

Post partum depression and pregnancy after loss.

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£60.00 for an individual 1 hour session.

£70.00 for 1 hour couples counselling.

Reduction offered for 50 minute session for student counsellors.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Bank holiday and holiday opening times are 10am-2.30pm. 

Further information

My working space is a private area surrounded by trees and is not overlooked. Creating a calm welcoming space where you feel comfortable is important to me, bringing your own items to feel relaxed is encouraged, this may be a cushion, comfort blanket or other personal item.  There is free on road parking for my face to face clients, and if you feel more comfortable being in your own home I offer on line where I encourage you to be relaxed and again have your personal items with you if this is helpful to feel safe and at ease.

Chatham, Kent, ME5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

I have a private space with quiet air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter. I have a private entrance which is one level. There are unfortunately no toilet facilities available on site.

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Jackie Hare
Jackie Hare