About me

I offer counselling to men, women and couples facing a wide range of personal issues and challenges.

I place great value on the relationship between client and counsellor as this, in my experience both as counsellor and client, proves to be the single most important factor in a successful outcome.

I offer you a safe, confidential, empathic and non-judgemental environment with space and time to explore your issues, fears and difficulties.

Throughout the counselling process the focus will be on working through the issues and difficulties, with the aim of moving towards a more satisfying, fulfilling and contented life.

I work short or long term - whichever we agree is appropriate for you at this time.

I am a Registered Therapist for BUPA - http://finder.bupa.co.uk/go/ms_shirley_hinson,

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Accredited Member of the BACP and a Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist with the UKRCP. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and work within the ethics of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I believe that we all have the ability and resources to solve our own problems - in the supportive environment that counselling provides. I have experience in a wide range of issues and I have specialist training in Anxiety, Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders, Domestic Abuse and Anger related difficulties.

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.


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.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees are currently £55 for individuals and £65 for couples.

I have a limited number of concessionary places


I offer some early evening appointments. Regretfully I am unable to offer weekend appointments

Further information

I am currently working only online from Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I hold a Diploma in Supervision and offer 1:1 Integrative Supervision in West Malling and Sidcup.

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Shirley Hinson

Shirley Hinson