Marilyn Hawkes

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Gravesend, Kent, DA12
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me


I am a qualified Counsellor offering a warm, confidential, empathetic, and non-judgemental counselling service. I am a Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), and I work with their Ethical Framework.

Finding the right Counsellor that you feel comfortable with is a very important part of the process. I use an integration of various approaches, and tailor work to clients’ needs, in order to support them to find the strength to overcome challenges, and to empower them to make the necessary changes to live a more enriched life. Such challenges may be, for example, anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues and anger. 

Training, qualifications & experience

L4 Diploma in “Therapeutic Counselling” (ABC/SEG)

L4 Award in “Working with Children & Young People” (CPCAB)

L2 Certificate in “Understanding Substance Misuse” (CPCAB)

I have 9 years experience of working in mental health for the NHS. Prior to that, I was a healthcare professional in the NHS and the private sector. 

I have experience of working with clients with a range of issues: eating disorders: depression; low mood; self harm; suicidal thoughts; bereavement; panic attacks; stress;  addiction;  anger;  low self confidence/low self esteem.  
I work with all ages.  

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

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free 10 minute chat prior to booking, to check whether we think we are a good fit to work together.  

When I work

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Further information

Many of us walk around being self-critical, dissatisfied, and unsure of who we are and what we want.  It can take time to discover the answers, and I can help you to find them.  

I can help you to build emotional resilience so you can live life to the full.  If am someone you can speak to openly, and with whom you can feel safe to work.  

Gravesend, Kent, DA12

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Marilyn Hawkes
Marilyn Hawkes