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Physical & emotional experiences of perimenopause and menopause can be challenging & debilitating. I can help you explore the sense of personal loss during midlife, as well as the opportunities it brings.  

About me:

I am passionate about supporting women going through perimenopause or menopause – be it an early menopause, surgical and/or in their 40’s or 50’s. We all have different experiences and that’s OK. 

I have lived experience of perimenopause & menopause. I have been there in the last few years and last year (surgically) and I am still here, experiencing mid-life, both its challenges, opportunities & endless possibilities.

With the increase in stressful life events, paired with the biological changes of perimenopause and menopause, we are likely to feel overwhelmed & distressed. It can be a real moment of reflection on the past, and what we want the future to hold for us.

How can I support you?

I can help you focus on self-compassion and self-care during this time. It is a pivotal time in our mid-life where it is not uncommon to feel grief & loss – for our health & changes with our bodies, struggling with our identity, children leaving home for university or to setting up home themselves, caring for aging parents, the death of parents, personal illness, divorce or separation, [and] loss of social or financial support and thinking about that last big career change. 

How counselling can help:

Together we can:

- Recognise, explore & normalise the symptoms your peri or menopausal transition
- Look at your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, that contribute to this transition in your midlife
- Improve your ability to handle the sense of conflicting emotions and your reactions to them
- Rebuild your self-esteem & self-worth
- Decrease & manage potential depression, stress & anxiety.
- Explore living losses (grief) - be they health, identity, professional life and/or relationships related, interrelating with your midlife transition, supporting you through the grieving process.
- Gain insight and self-understanding of any personal & professional lifestyle triggers– be they physical and/or emotional 

- Learn effective self-care tools & techniques to live your best life, navigating this transition.

So, join me for counselling - your time, space & opportunity to press pause and prioritise your own self-care.

It’s a chance to create the life you choose to live for the rest of your life. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in hypnotherapy and counselling skills (Dip Hip), Diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling (Dip PC), Advanced diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling (Ad. Dip. PsyC)

  • Supervisor in training 
  • Registered Member of the BACP,
  • Accredited Registrant of the National Counselling Society (NCS)
  • Mid-life lifestyle & mindset coach 
  • Therapist for Anxiety UK 
  • Therapist working for West Kent GP Surgeries (ACG)
  • Online bereavement counselling (Grief chat)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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

  • Peri menopause
  • Menopause
  • Early menopause

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Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 for 50 minutes

£60  - extended or one off sessions (90 minutes)

Supervisor in training - £25 (1 hour); £40 (90 minutes)

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I can be flexible with week day day time & evening sessions.

Further information

Affiliate member of the British Menopause Society

Impart Menopause training (IMS)

Supervisor in training

Tonbridge
TN11

Maidstone
ME14

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults

Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Nicola Pendregaust

Nicola Pendregaust