Kim Hodgson

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DIP Person Centered Therapeutic Counsellor RMBACP
Available for new clients
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Rochester, Kent, ME3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

  There are times in our  lives when we feel overwhelmed, anxious, sad and depressed,  we find it difficult to tell people how we feel or if they even understand;  this can impact on our physical, mental and general wellbeing and effect our daily functioning.

I can offer you the time and space to unjumble those thoughts and  feelings, give you the opportunity to  talk about these feelings in a safe and calm environment  be heard, be understood and not judged

I am a Person Centered Counsellor,  I offer you a calm relaxed  space in The garden room where we  can work with your thoughts, emotions and feelings. I do not presume to know the answers you seek or fix you: instead here in this gentle organic space you can explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions without fear of judgement  or ridicule. offering empathy, understanding and unconditional positive regard,  I like to work creatively and offer this space for you to find what works for you.

I understand  how difficult the first step is to making the decision to seek counselling and am honored that you wish to take those steps with me.

I work with Teenagers, Adults and trainee Counsellors, have extensive experience and understanding of  the education system and Health system and the demands and stress of working in these environments,  experience of working with ex addicts. 

I offer  a choice of sessions -  Face to Face -  online - Walk and Talk.

I am available Monday am, , Tuesday am/pm, Wednesday am/pm, Thursday am/pm,  Saturday am. 

Some of the areas I work in:- Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Teenage anxiety and stress,  Work Related Stress, work place bullying, Spiritual issues, Cross Culture issues, Bereavement & Loss,  Biodiversity, Caring role,  Family issues and relationship, I have  a good  understanding of the the impact of life changing health issues and effects on relationship,  Bereavement  and grief through loss of loved one.

Volunteer counsellor at a Christian counselling service.

Volunteer BDA Hearing aid service

21 years within the Primary Education system working with SEN.                            

Voluntary Church Youth leader for 30 years

National Health Service, child health, youth advisory and family planning.

Getting Started
Once you have made the initial contact, there will be a short  15 minute consultation over Zoom or the phone,  if we are in agreement  an appointment will be made for an hours session at the The Garden Room  , Wainscott, more detailed directions will be given once your appointment is confirmed. or an online session if requested.

In the first session  we will discuss the therapeutic contract,  times, fees and what you are looking to achieve; this will be followed  by a shortened counselling session after which you decide if you wish to have further sessions. You have complete autonomy.
There is no obligation as to how many sessions you have and sessions can be ended by either one of us.

In addition I offer walking/talking therapy

if you are housebound or unable to access the building sessions can be conducted on Zoom 

I am a member of  the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework to work in your best interest.

All  sessions are strictly private and  confidential.

Training, qualifications & experience

Have been working in my own business for 9 years, and a volunteer counsellor for 10 years,

I work with a diverse range of mental health issues.

Online Training with Counselling Tutor - Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) at Level 1.  - 8/12/2020

Training  at Ocean Counselling Centre. Rochester, Kent

CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (QCF) - 21/8/2012CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (QCF) - 19/8/2013CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (QCF) 1/12/2015

CPCAB Level 2 Award in Understanding Substance Misuse

Further information and training

Working Creatively

  • Working with Children facing loss and bereavement.
  • Introduction to working with children Therapeutically
  • Mental Health and Medication
  • Wounded Self - Histrionic Personality-The Exploited Child
  • Personal experience of being a carer, caring for loved one's with debilitating illness and  terminal illness.
  • Life changing health issues, invisible  disability.
  • Personal experience of cross cultural background,  understand the complexities of not fitting in and feeling different.
  • knowledge and experience of Post Natal Depression and PMS
  • Understanding of deaf culture and a smattering of sign language.
  • Understanding and work with SEN, ADHD, Aspergers, EBD. 
  • Experience and work with English as a second language, inter and intra cultural issues
  • Understanding of difficulties of being a parent of  children with special needs. blame issues, alienation.
  • Working creatively
  • Walk and talk therapy

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

Walk and Talk Therapy.


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£40.00 - £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

A one hour Therapeutic  session  £40.00  

Saturday morning session.   £45.00

Walk/talking therapy  £45.00

I offer a concession fee for students and Student counsellors of £35.00

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I  offer flexible bookings to suit shift patterns,  face to face and  Zoom

Further information

I am comfortable working with clients that communicate with the aid of speaking Apps.

I offer Walking Talking Therapy (the first session will take place at the center or online to meet and agree a working contract that is mutually agreeable)

Happy to work with companies offering short term Freelance EAP work

I am  ACTO qualified to counsel safely online and phone  .

The Garden Room ME3 area is just off the Wainscott bypass near the 4 Elms Roundabout, there is ample parking near the property  there is a bus service nearby in Wainscott Road ,  Hollywood Road, Hoo Road.

More details will be given when session is booked

Rochester, Kent, ME3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

The Garden Room is accessed by a sloped drive, The garden area has hard standing and gravel, the gravel may prove difficult for wheelchair users or if you are unsteady on your feet, there is a low step up into the garden room.

Additional languages

Work with clients who use assited speaking apps

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