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About me

There are times in life when things seem difficult or overwhelming; no matter how strong you may feel you are. It might be issues that you are very aware of, either recent or from your past, or it may be just a feeling that something isn't right.

Many people are happy to visit their GP to discuss physical health issues, attend a gym or hire a personal trainer to feel physically stronger. I believe that mental health is equally as important and everyone should have the opportunity to be heard, to explore any issues they are facing and make any changes needed to enhance life.

I offer short or long term therapy for adolescents and adults in Medway, Kent.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor having completed an Integrative Counselling Diploma (BACP Accredited course). I am also trained in telephone and online counselling.

I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate.

I have experience in working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, incest and rape as well as working with adolescents and adults on more general concerns such as anxiety, self-esteem and relationship issues.

I also attend regular training and CPD events to broaden my knowledge across many fields.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£40 per session. Each session is 50 minutes.

With the current climate I am able to offer a number of sessions at a reduced fee to those struggling with their finances at present. Please feel free to discuss with me at point of enquiry.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Availability

Currently offering sessions via the telephone or video; this is being reviewed on a regular basis.

I have flexible availability and can offer day time as well as some evening sessions.

Rochester
Kent
ME1

Key details

Sign language
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

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.

Unspecified

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Nicola Hockey - MBACP (Medway)

Nicola Hockey - MBACP (Medway)