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Kim Hodgson Person Centred Therapeutic Counsellor MBACP

Chatham ME4 & Rochester ME3 07954 816308 07954 816308
Chatham ME4 & Rochester ME3
07954 816308 07954 816308

About me

  Are there times in your life when you feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed? Do you find it  difficult to tell people how you feel or that no one will understand?

I am a Person Centered Counsellor, I offer a calm space where we work with your thoughts, emotions and feelings. I do not presume to know the answers you seek or know what is best for you, rather we work together enabling you to trust and value yourself to find the answers and solutions you seek.

I work with Teenagers and Adults offering you understanding and empathy in a calm, quiet space where you can explore  your  thoughts , feelings and emotions without fear of being judged or ridiculed. .
I understand how difficult the first step is to making the decision to seek counselling and am honored that you have considered taking that step with me.

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. 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

I understand how stress and anxiety can have a huge impact on physical, emotional and mental well being: having someone to talk to and listen in a safe a calm environment can make all the difference.


Experience
Volunteer counsellor at a Christian counselling 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 consultation over the phone,  if we are in agreement  an appointment will be made for an hours session at the Delce Counselling Services at a time and date that is convenient to you.

Sessions take place in a quite and comfortable room. 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 can offer walking/talking therapy and home visits if you are housebound or unable to access the building (eg unable to negotiate steps)

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

Training  at Ocean Counselling Centre. Rochester, Kent

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

Further information and training

  • 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.

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.

Home Visits (if unable to access stairs or housebound).

Therapies offered

  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

A one hour session Mon to Saturday £30.00

Walk/talking therapy £40.00

Home visits £40.00

Further information

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

I offer Walking Talking Therapy * this will take place around Historical Rochester.* (the first session will take place at the centre to meet and agree a working contract that is mutually agreeable)

I offer Telephone Counselling but do ask that we have at least one session at the centre before we do this to meet and agree a working contract that is mutually agreeable.


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
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Work with clients who use assited speaking apps

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Monday 8.00-1.30, Tuesday 4.00pm to 8.00pm. Thursdays- 9.00am to 8.00pm, Friday 1.00pm & 5.30pm Saturday- available 9.00am to 1.30pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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