C. Paul Kersley (Reg. MBACP)

C. Paul Kersley (Reg. MBACP)

Portessie
Buckie
Moray
AB56

Portsoy
Banff
Aberdeenshire
AB45

01542 834334 / 07773117717

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Portessie
Buckie
Moray
AB56

Portsoy
Banff
Aberdeenshire
AB45

01542 834334 / 07773117717

About me

I offer a discreet and confidential service. Without judging or offering advice I listen to all my client chooses to bring; even those silent moments. Then we begin a process of exploring and understanding any issues that may come to the surface.

The process is known as a Person Centred or Humanistic approach which deepens as a warm bond of trust and empathy develops between the counsellor and client. This is known as a 'Therapeutic Relationship'. It may be painful at times but this has the potential to enable anyone to 'move on'.

It is appreciated that it may not be an easy decision to begin to seek any form of counselling; this in itself may cause anxiety. So, please feel free to contact me to chat and ask any questions you may have before taking further the idea.

If you do decide to make an appointment; each session lasts a maximum of one hour and can be booked at reasonably short notice either by phone, text or email. I can take bookings for evenings, weekends and some weekdays.   Home visits are an option which can be discussed.

There is no 'rule book' which governs how many sessions are required, it is up to the client to decide on the number of sessions or frequency (although once a week is recommended). Sometimes one is enough.

My qualifications and experience also enables me to offer a supervision service to counsellors.

Counselling Supervision sessions may be booked using the above contact details.

Training, qualifications & experience

CTI Advanced Diploma In Counselling (2005)
CTI Certificate in Counselling Skills (2003)
COSCA Counselling Supervision Skills Certificate (2010)
Registrant on the BACP register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (2015)
(Professional Liability Insurance for Counselling, Psychotherapy & Counselling Supervision)

I have worked in Private Practice for about ten years and have also worked as a volunteer for various support agencies.   This has given me a wide range of experience of working with individuals or couples, all with their unique issues which are brought to counselling.
Being in a caring profession is something I value.  
Alongside my counselling I have over twenty years experience connected with social work services supporting adults with learning difficulties or mental health issues.
I have also been employed by Moray College on a part-time basis running introductory classes in counselling.
The training aspect of my career extends to being employed by Banff & Buchan College on a part-time basis running evening classes on introductions to various forms of complementary therapy, especially Reiki.
(I am a Reiki Master.)
I have experience in offering Counselling Supervision sessions.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Each Counselling session is one hour (max) and the fee is £25.00

It is up to the client to decide if further sessions are required and the frequency. Sometimes one is enough.  Discounts may be available for 'block bookings'. Home visits may be possible and can be discussed if required.
  
Fees for Counselling Supervision can be arranged at time of booking.

Maps & Directions

Buckie, AB56
Banff, AB45

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Available at reasonable short notice for evenings, weekends and some weekdays. Home visits are a possibility.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Supervision & training

With a CTI Advanced Diploma in Counselling (2005),  I am a Person Centred Counsellor registered with the BACP and have around 10 years experience in private practice and as a volunteer for various support agencies.

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