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MA,DipTherapeutiCouns,AdvDip(Couns),MBACP,MNCS(Accr),AVR Reg

About me

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Anxiety, worry, fear, sadness, stress, knocks to confidence/self esteem, depression, grief/loss, anger/conflict, relationship problems . . . these can devastate your usual ability to cope, impacting on every aspect of your life. The resulting emotional turmoil can be overwhelming, exhausting, leaving you feeling de-skilled, lonely, isolated and scared.

As well as considerable experience helping others with these issues, I myself have suffered and successfully overcome them at different times in my life.

Counselling is About ‘Therapeutic Change’ (change for the better/personal empowerment).
Whatever is causing your distress it shows strength, not weakness, to seek support from a professional with whom you can talk, in confidence, about your distress; who treats you with respect and doesn't judge; someone not involved but who is committed to helping you work out what's best for you, all things considered.

Choose Your Counsellor/Psychotherapist Carefully
Choosing someone with whom to share deeply personal stuff isn't easy. There are an ever increasing number of counsellors/psychotherapists from which to choose.  In checking them out, trust your instinct in deciding which of them feel right for you. After all, overcoming whatever is or has been preventing you enjoying life is what is most important.

If my profile resonates, please contact me. If we choose to work together, I will do my best to help you explore and work towards overcoming whatever is/has been causing your distress.

As well as an Accredited/AVR Registered Counsellor, I am also a Positive Life Change Specialist and Holistic Therapist & Teacher.  As a mature counsellor, I have 20+ years' experience building trust and helping others find lasting ways of dealing with issues troubling them and impacting on their self esteem, relationships, career, studies, etc and preventing them living life the way they prefer.

My Counselling Style
is largely humanistic / person-centred and, with your agreement, I integrate CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) techniques, Mindfulness, TA (Transactional Analysis) and aspects of other counselling orientations. My many years' experience in HR, business, education and holistic therapies contribute to my integrative approach; I offer the skills gained from each of these gently, respectfully and appropriately in line with what will best benefit you.

I can work with your for short, medium or longer term therapy and will treat you with respect as the unique human being you are - with all of your talents and limitations. I'll encourage development of a counselling relationship that builds trust and enables you to achieve real growth.  I won't tell you what to do. Instead, respecting you as the expert in your own life, I'll assist you in finding your own solutions. And I'll provide support as you examine the pros and cons of different options towards any changes you decide to make.

My motivational, empowering approach is gentle but it also includes respectful challenges to irrational thinking/beliefs and redundant defence mechanisms.

AVR Registered with BACP & NCS
I am Accredited with the National Counselling Society and am a full member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. I am AVR registered with both.

Where I'm Based/Availability
I operate as a confidential private counsellor in the WR4 area of Worcester. I am not attached to any GP practice. I offer daytime weekday sessions to adults and can usually arrange an initial appointment within 2 weeks.
Please note: I do not offer evening or weekend appointments.

Ring or email me
If my profile appeals, I look forward to hearing from you by email at kayzega@wellnessnow.co.uk or by phone on 01905 26002 (there's an answerphone available for when I can't answer in person).

Training, qualifications & experience

MA (Learning & Development); Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling; Advanced Diploma in Counselling; CertEd; Advanced Holistic/Complementary Therapy qualifications.

Throughout my career roles - secretarial, managerial, then director posts; college lecturer positions; practitioner/teacher of holistic therapies & spiritual development; and counsellor/positive life change specialist - it has been a privilege to be involved in the development of those ready to embrace change.

Having extensive teaching experience (supported by training and further/higher education teaching qualifications), in addition to my private counselling practice I have taught stress management; anger/conflict resolution; building better relationships; and other positive life change workshops.

I am a lifelong learner and committed to continuing personal & professional development. This helps keep me up to date with advances in counselling and associated therapies, furthers my understanding and increases my skills so that I can best assist clients who choose to work with me in making greater sense of their life.

Past experience in overcoming significant personal, relationship and job-related trauma adds depth to my counselling.

In 2001 I embraced holistic multi-therapies and, in addition to operating as a counsellor, I am a complementary therapist, wellness and positive life change specialist and trainer.

I am bound by BACP's Ethical Framework and by the Codes of Practice of other professional Associations of which I am a member.  Memberships include: BACP, National Counselling Society, Healer Foundation & British Complementary Medicine Association.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Online counselling available

Telephone counselling available

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

Fees charged by counsellors vary considerably.  At a time when it can be difficult to justify expenditure on counselling to work on issues that may have robbed you of self/confidence and heightened your anxiety to alarming levels, before opting for the cheapest, do check out what you are getting for your investment in your emotional and mental wellbeing.

My daytime, weekday rates:

COUNSELLING
£60 per hour

PPP (Peak Principled Performance programme of solution-focused counselling that incorporates complementary therapies for tailored personal development and positive life change)
£75 per hour and a half.

Please note: Sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours' notice are liable for the full fee.

When I work

I able to offer day time Monday to Thursday sessions to adults over 18. I do not offer evening or weekday sessions.

Further information

My private practice is in a quiet location and provides a peaceful place in which to talk things over in confidence. It 1.6 miles from Worcester Royal Hospital and is within easy reach of junctions 6 & 7 of the M5. There is free parking.

I also offer online and telephone counselling.

In addition to person-centred integrative counselling, I offer the Peak Principled Performance programme of solution-focused counselling that incorporates complementary therapies for tailored personal development and positive life change.

Worcester, Worcestershire, WR4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults