Keith Fernandes - Counsellor HE Dip Therapeutic Counselling MBACP

Keith Fernandes - Counsellor HE Dip Therapeutic Counselling MBACP

Oxford Chambers
Oxford Place
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS1 3AU

4 Queen Street
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS1 2TW

07935566085

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Oxford Chambers
Oxford Place
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS1 3AU

4 Queen Street
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS1 2TW

07935566085

About me

My name is Keith Fernandes and I’m a counsellor working in private practice as well as providing counselling on a voluntary basis to a Leeds charity.  I provide a calm and secure environment in which you can safely explore the difficulties you are experiencing.  Working together on agreed goals we will hopefully build a strong working relationship which will help to empower you, gain a greater self understanding and make the changes you want to positively affect your life.

Background

A little about my background; I have travelled to various countries and have spent time living abroad.  This experience has helped me to relate to people from different backgrounds and cultures.   Through counselling I overcame some of my own difficulties and several years later felt I had found a career I was passionate about.  Counselling has helped me so much and still continues to do so.  I’m now lucky enough to be in a position where I can help people reach their potential and live happier lives.

How do I choose the right Counsellor?

It can be difficult choosing a counsellor as you can’t be sure if you’ll get along with him or her just by reading a profile.  I understand this, as I had the same problem when searching for my own counsellor.  For this reason, I offer a free 30min initial meeting where we can discuss what you want to achieve in counselling and get a feeling whether we can work together towards this goal.

Now What?

To get in touch, either call/text me on the mobile number above or click the 'email me' link. If I can't answer the phone please leave me a message and let me know the following details and I will call you back:

  • your name
  • your contact details
  • and the best time to contact you

I will aim to return your call/text/email within 48 hours. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Further Information

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their Ethical Framework.  I practice using the relational model which focuses on the common factor across most if not all therapeutic approaches; the relationship between the counsellor and client being the vehicle for change to occur.   By providing a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space and by working collaboratively, I aim to build a strong therapeutic relationship.  Working relationally I can then employ whichever approach best suits my client such as Person-Centred, Gestalt or Transactional Analysis.

Experience

I have previously worked at Cruse Bereavement and currently give a few hours every week to volunteer at Barca Counselling Service.  This is a charity which provides counselling to people who tend to fall into the category of high need and have complex mental health problems.

I provide a private counselling service based in Leeds City centre, within a 10 minute walk from the train station and currently work on a one to one basis with adults only.

Qualifications

HE Diploma Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy - Leeds Beckett University

Certificate HE Interpersonal and Counselling Skills - Leeds Beckett University

Awareness in Bereavement Care - Cruse Bereavement

Further Training and Professional Development Training include:

Rape Crisis Awareness

Sudden & Traumatic Death

Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults

Relational Trauma

Member organisations

BACP

Fees

My fees are £40 for a 50 minute session.

Maps & Directions

Leeds, LS1 3AU
Leeds, LS1 2TW

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: none

Types of client

Adults
Older adults