Keith Fernandes - Counsellor HE Dip Therapeutic Counselling MBACP
4 Queen Street
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
My fees are £40 for a 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
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Types of client