Debbie Kelly

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Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
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Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA33
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About me

Welcome, thank you for visiting my Counselling Directory profile. I am an experienced BACP Accredited counsellor offering an online and telephone  counselling service. I work with young adults, adults and older adults.  Because  it's important to find the right counsellor for you, please feel free to arrange an initial 15 minute phone/Zoom  call so we can 'meet' and see if working together is the way forward for you.

People seek counselling for a variety of reasons such as  stress, depression, anxiety and bereavement. We can work together to explore any issues/worries that you have and find coping strategies that work for you. 

Counselling offers you a safe and confidential environment to address whatever may be troubling you and I will work alongside you to help you make sense of how you are feeling and to find coping strategies and techniques.

I work with individuals (over the age of 18) for short and longer term therapy. I have experience of working with young adults in a University Counselling Service setting and I offer a reduced rate for those aged 18-22 in full time education. Areas I deal with include anxiety, depression, bereavement, miscarriage, pregnancy loss, termination for abnormality, traumatic birth experiences, work related stress, pregnancy depression and anxiety, postnatal depression and anxiety.

It can help to talk with someone who is impartial and outside of your family/friendship groups. I work mainly from a person-centred approach, being alongside you in a supportive and non-judgemental way as you explore your issues.

Please feel free to email/telephone me to make an appointment or if you have any questions about the service that I offer. Or visit my web site for more information. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy as a Means to Health, 1999
Diploma with Distinction in Bereavement Counselling, 2010
Certificate in Couples Counselling, 2012

In addition to my qualifications above, I am committed to Continuing Professional Development and these are some of the shorter courses I have attended:

Traumatic Birth 3 Step Rewind technique training 2024 (ongoing)

Autumn well-being program 2023

Certificate in Online and Telephone counselling 2023

Online and telephone risk assessment 2023

Menopause Transitions 2022-2023

Attachment and Co regulation 2019

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression, 2016
Working with people who self harm, 2014
Photographs and Therapy, 2014
PTSD following Childbirth and Perinatal loss, 2011
Working with experimental interventions, 2011
The Family of Origin, 2010
Working with happiness, 2009
Anticipatory Grief study day 2009
Teenagers and Bereavement study day 2009
CHASE Hospice Volunteer Bereavement Counsellors project 2008

I am an Accredited Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and as such I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

'empty nest syndrome'
life adjustments such as having a baby, retirement and change in personal circumstance
postnatal depression and anxiety
pregnancy depression and anxiety
Traumatic birth experiences

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Counselling Sessions last for 50 minutes and are typically weekly and cost £55. I am happy to offer some concession,  depending on individual circumstance, please ask about this when you contact me and prior to your first session.

I offer a free, 15 minute, no obligation initial phone conversation  where we can 'meet' and discuss the counselling process and you can decide if you wish to pursue therapy further; this won't be a counselling session. Please indicate this is what you wish to book when you book your appointment.

Student counselling (ages 18 to 22 in full time education) available for £45 per 50 minute session for a contract of up to 12 sessions.

When I work

appointments available weekdays between 9-6pm

Further information

I have experience of working with students at a local university dealing with issues such as anxiety, low mood and low self confidence.

Having worked as a bereavement counsellor in a children's hospice I have particular experience of working with the bereaved. I also have experience of working with clients suffering from pregnancy loss, termination for abnormality and loss of a child and birth trauma. I also have experience of working with people living with a life-limiting diagnosis and those caring for them.

I work with new Mums where there may be concerns about postnatal depression and also with pregnant women who may be experiencing anxiety or depression.

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA33

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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