Keila Barnard MBACP
I think that choosing a counsellor from the internet is a bit like choosing anything from the internet; first you go to a professional and trusted source, such as this one. Then, following a gut feeling, or luck of the draw, you decide from the picture and write up whether it might be right for you. But you never really know until you come face to face with your choice, which is why I offer a free of charge first introduction (up to 30 minutes). So, about me…I once read that “our calling is always aligned with our passion” and I have a passion for people and the human condition.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor, which means that not only do I have a passion about my role but I can also draw on a range of skills aiming to find the way of working which suits you best. The best outcome for therapy is achieved when there is a good relationship between counsellor and client, and I firmly believe that our work together is a collaborative effort.
Often the difficulties which we struggle with in life aren’t developed in an instant, so I feel that they’re probably not going to be solved in an instant either, which is why I offer long term as well as short term therapy. My client work experience has included issues such as:
- Chronic pain/Fibromyalgia
- hoarding behaviours
- Relationship and attachment difficulties
- attachment issues
- and abuse.
Although working primarily with adults, I have also worked with children in an emotional supporting capacity.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and registered counsellor holding a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. This is an integrative qualification which means I am able to be guided by various models. I have also trained in Bereavement Care and CBT skills.
I have experienced of working with people who suffer with chronic pain conditions, victims of crime, bereaved clients and for the last few years I have within a very busy counselling service in Canterbury which offers affordable therapy to the local community.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
My usual fees are £45 per 50 minute session. Occasionally I may offer concessions discussed and agreed on a case by case basis.
Sessions are usually held on a weekly basis.
I work out of various places in the Canterbury, Faversham, Whitstable and Herne Bay areas depending availability.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client