Kay Beardsley Counsellor/Psychotherapist MBACP registered Dip. Counselling
Seeking counselling can be overshadowed by stigma and can feel quite daunting yet you've found the courage to take the first step! I can offer a safe confidential space so you are able to share your problems, tears and joys. I seek to facilitate your growth so life is less difficult and easier to make sense of; to unwrap your own self-awareness so you can feel comfortable in your own skin.
I am passionate and focused about my work and feel I can offer an element of creativity.
I believe I am a warm, empathic person; I will listen without judging you and offer support and challenge so together we can explore the areas/issues you choose - whilst I believe you have within you the resources to find the answers.
I feel working together in an in-depth relationship is the key that can enable therapeutic change. Relationships are co-created and unique so I hope I have the pleasure of walking alongside you.
‘A relationship with the therapist is what creates the medium in which derailed self-development can begin again.’ (quote, Patricia A DeYoung)
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone -
Counselling is not easy; I truly believe that working hard in therapy hurts! I also believe it’s a wonderful kind of hurt!
It's okay if you feel vulnerable and unable to trust we can build on those foundations; you don't have to be lonely and suffer in silence.
- Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say.
I aim to validate your experience and encourage you to identify changes you wish to achieve; to accompany you as you make sense of your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor/psychotherapist - my core theoretical approach is Humanistic.
I integrate Person-Centred, TA (transactional analysis) and Gestalt into my work.
I studied initially at Derby College and then with Central College Nottingham within a Counselling Centre in Beeston for a further 4 years and hold the following qualifications:-
Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Concepts
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I am committed to regular CPD: Continuing Professional Development.
Recent training workshops include; assessment training, self harm, substance misuse, working creatively, attachment and loss, eating disorders and mindfulness based stress reduction.
I am committed to regular clinical supervision and personal development through ongoing psychotherapy.
In addition to my private practice clients I work with two long established and respected counselling agencies: Nottingham Counselling Services and Derby Women's Centre and feel this enhances my range of knowledge and experience in counselling.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and work in accordance with their ethical framework/guidelines.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The above list is by no means exhaustive however, I believe that working together in relationship with you is the key that can enable therapeutic change.
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The first initial assessment session with me is £30 which gives us the opportunity to meet and discuss your needs and to talk about working together. (This is not a counselling session).
Following this my fees are (from) £40 per session. Sessions are weekly for 50 minutes and are open-ended with reviews periodically.
Flexible appointments are available. Why not see me before work? Appointments from 6 am.
I offer face-to-face counselling to adults seeking individual counselling.
Free on road parking outside.
Close links to the M1, M42 & A50
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Early morning appointments available from 6 am. Also evening appointments available.
Types of client