Kelly Paterson DipHIC, MBACP
I am a fully qualified therapeutic counsellor. I offer a nurturing, safe and containing environment. Alongside the fundamental qualities of empathy, acceptance and authenticity, I’ll bring humour and challenge to our sessions and I will accept you exactly as you are, always.
Whether you are struggling with family issues, anxiety, depression, addiction, separation or divorce, bereavement or low self-esteem, counselling can provide you with the space and time to explore your inner landscape, to process and to heal. Above all, counselling is your space, your time.
What to expect
I work in a client-centred way so our sessions will always be led by you. I will offer support, validation, reflection and challenge to help you understand yourself better. The exact way we work will be different for each client, tailored to fit with your personality and what you want to achieve.
You may for example, come to counselling with a specific issue to work on, which might indicate a short term contract. Or, you may wish to explore in a deeper way which might entail a longer or open ended style of working. I currently have daytime and some evening availability. For more info visit my website at www.kellypaterson.co.uk
Getting started with counselling
If you feel ready to take the first step, give me a call or send me an email and we can arrange an initial session.
This first meeting is an opportunity for us to get to know each other - research shows that a good connection with your counsellor is one of the most important factors for therapeutic change. We will discuss the issues that bring you to counselling; what you might like to get from our work; and a bit of life history too.
Then, if you decide that you would like to continue, we can agree a regular slot for your sessions each week, decide on whether you would benefit from short or longer term work, and agree on the outcomes we are working towards. We can have regular reviews to make sure we are on track.
Training, qualifications & experience
As well as working with the range of presenting issues detailed above, I have specific experience in drug and alcohol issues, have worked with young people, and my background in creative industries gives me an understanding of the creative process.
I hold a Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling from the Bath Centre of Psychotherapy and Counselling. This course is accredited by BACP, the leading body for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK, and I am a registered member (MBACP).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
£40 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer daytime and evening sessions
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|