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 space where we work with your thoughts, emotions and feelings. I do not presume to know the answers you seek or fix you: instead here in this 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, I offer  a choice of session Face to Face - Zoom - Telephone - Walk and Talk sessions

Some of the areas I work in;

Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Teenage anxiety and stress, Life Changing health issues, Work Related Stress, work place bullying, Spiritual issues, Cross Culture issues, Bereavement & Loss, Caring role,  Family issues and relationship, Please see the list of areas for more information.

I have  a good  understanding of the demands and  pressures of working within the medical and educational environment and the impact of life changing health issues.

Experience
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 in child health, youth advisory and family planning.
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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 Delce Counselling Services, online or phone at a time and date that is mutually convenient.

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 or Phone

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

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

BACP

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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Walk and Talk Therapy.

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Fees

From £35.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

A one hour Therapeutic  session  £40.00  

Saturday morning session.   £45.00

Walk/talking therapy  £40.00

I offer a concession fee for student counsellors of £35.00

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I understand that shift patterns and college timetables can make keeping regular booked sessions difficult so do offer flexible bookings wherever possible. 

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)

I am  ACTO qualified to counsel safely online and phone  .

The Avenue Business Centre is easy to find on New Road Avenue, it is near Caring Hands and opposite WICKS.
There is ample parking at the two car parks behind the premises  which are pay and display just off Railway Street next to the old church on the one way system. 
We are very closely situated near the Chatham Bus Station and Train station  both are within easy walking distance.

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Delce Counselling Services
Avenue Business Centre
17 New Road Avenue
Chatham
Kent
ME4 6BA

Rochester
Kent
ME3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

If you cannot access the building online or phone counselling is available

Additional languages

Work with clients who use assited speaking apps

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Kim Hodgson

Kim Hodgson