Kenneth Kelly (MBACP) - Counsellor and Supervisor
If you are going through a tough time right now and feel that nobody understands, then speaking with a Person Centred counsellor may offer you the support you need.
Hi, I am Kenneth Kelly and I provide private and confidential counselling therapy in Warrington. My practice is easy to get to from Grappenhall, Appleton, Stockton Heath and Lymm.
If you are experiencing difficulty and feel you would like to speak to me, then I would welcome your contact.
What drew me to counselling
I chose my career as a counsellor as a result of experiencing some tough challenges in my own life. Having come through them, I felt a calling to extend a hand into the darkness of despair and offer hope to people during their own difficult times.
I faced times, in my own life, where I felt alone. I felt nobody could possibly understand what I was going through and, at times, I wondered if my dark cloud would ever pass.
I find myself in a very different place today, and looking back, I clearly see how important it was for me to have someone I could speak to, to confide in and someone who accepted me for who I am and where I was at, without judgement. I am grateful to be a counsellor and I look at the work I do as a privilege.
What you can expect
I offer Person-Centred counselling in Warrington which is a psychotherapy approach pioneered by Carl Rogers.
Person-Centred counselling is non-directive and focuses on the psychological conditions that open communication empowering you to achieve your full potential.
Your therapy is steered by you, it happens at your pace and we work together respectfully with the issues you choose to bring.
What you can bring to counselling
You may bring any part of your life that is causing you pain, unhappiness or is keeping you from living how you feel you would like to live. Issues that can be worked with in counselling include, guilt, shame, anger, frustration, depression, low mood, anxiety, bereavement, addiction, relationship difficulties, alcoholism, living with a family member in addiction, fear, heartache, problems with work, confidence and self-esteem, abuse issues, stress and any condition you feel stops you fully enjoying your life.
Am I weak if I feel I need counselling?
There is a misconception that weak people go to counsellors or that visiting a counsellor is a last resort and an indication you are not able to deal with your problems yourself. Nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is that counselling has been around since humans began interacting and socialising. In the past if a person faced difficulties they would have a community surrounding them, assistance and support would be given by elders or a tribe leader. As humans have progressed, we have moved further and further away from this sociable model to the point that nobody seems to have time to listen anymore. It seems to me like the more we progress the more isolated we all become.
Training, qualifications & experience
I gained my qualification is in Person Centred Counselling in 2011 and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to the BACP ethical framework for good practice and my own practice is regularly monitored by supervision.
I have practiced in both NHS settings as well as in a private clinic where I have been privileged to work with hundreds of men and woman on a variety of presenting issues.
I also worked with younger adults at a local Warrington collage.
I was fortunate to lecture counselling to higher education learners at Warrington Collegiate where I enjoy being part of the process of shaping the counsellors of the future.
After becoming a counsellor, I furthered my study in health and social care, spcialising in psycho-social intervention, assessment and care planning for those struggling with substance misuse or alcohol.
Post grad Cert - Clinical Supervision -- Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy
PTLLS Level 4 (Counselling Tutor -- Awarding body HABC - 06 March 2014
BACP Certificate of Proficiency -- BACP Register since 02 August 2013 to 2017 (Current)
Post grad Cert - online counselling -- Awarding body OCST - 13th April 2013
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling -- Awarding body ABC - 2010/2012
Cert - Therapeutic Counseling Skills -- Awarding body ABC - 2008/2009
Basic Counseling concepts – Awarding body ABC- 2008
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
How much does it cost?
A counselling session is typically 50 minutes long and the session fee is £45.
I am able to offer a sliding concession scale according to need
For students studying Person Centred counselling, who need to work on their own personal development, I am able to offer a reduced student rate.
You don’t have to do this alone.
As a counsellor, I am trained to listen and truly hear where you are at. I go with you into your reality and stay with you no matter how scary it gets, meaning you don’t need to do this alone.
If you like, you can visit my website and use the confidential form to let me know where you are at.
Nobody sees it but me, it doesn’t cost anything and it only takes a few moments. I can then either call you back or send you an email if you wish.
Maps & Directions
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Supervision & training
Hi, I am Kenneth Kelly and I provide clinical supervision for counsellors and student counsellors in Warrington.View supervision profile