Allan Kelly Registered Member MBACP (Snr Accred)
A very warm welcome.
For the last 17 years I've been transforming people's lives. I work with individuals and couples to make positive, enduring changes to their relationships, work, leisure and mental wellbeing. And I do all this just by talking with them.
Seems too good to be true? Well read what some former clients have to say...
I had an idea when I started therapy that it was quite an indulgent thing to do, that I should get in and out as quickly as possible. In fact, it became a regular meeting for around two years. It has been a wonderful experience and has had a profound effect on the way I approach life.
A lot of the early sessions were quite emotional, I cried a lot. It helped to have someone to talk to who really listened. I think the greatest progress came after those initial sessions though, once I had let out some of the more raw emotions that I was feeling and built up trust with Allan through doing so. Allan helped me to explore assumptions about myself and other people’s opinions of me that I hadn’t even realised I had been making. Self awareness only takes you so far - having someone reflect back to you, in the safe space created by therapy, what it feels like to talk to you, to build a relationship with you, brought me far more insight that i could have found on my own.
Over time, the process of therapy greatly changed my view of myself and my approach to social situations, and a number of people close to me have commented on how much more at ease with myself I seem.
'Things can always be seen more clearly when viewed from above. Spending time every week with Allan helped me to climb both a real and a virtual mountain which gave me a clear view and a clarity of thought. I feel empowered to climb a new mountain every day, thanks to my therapy and I do it with deep joy. I am stronger both inside and out and I would never have gotten to this place had I not spent that time with Allan.
His is a safe place where I felt entirely comfortable being honest, never judged and fully supported. It's empowering.'
'I found working with Allan to be of great support to me during a range of challenging times in my life. As these challenging changes occurred (starting a family, new employment etc……) I could often find myself becoming increasingly anxious. The work we did was not about completely removing anxiety from my life but was about making it manageable to a point whereby it did not dictate how I lived my life. The work we did together has allowed me to live life with a greater freedom.
I have perhaps not always been the best person at expressing emotions and I found having a set time set aside just for me to discuss my thoughts and feelings very rewarding. I think I could best describe my sessions with Allan in two ways.
A reset – a chance to discuss what was going on with me and to look at it objectively without being judged. I think Allan once described it as an “oasis in the week” and that saying stuck with me, it was a chance to “slow-down” and force myself to think and understand my feelings.
Planning for improvement - we came up with plans and goals for me to achieve and this ensured I saw results from my work and also helped to improve my mental health.
I would not hesitate to recommend Allan´s services.'
'During the time spent with you I feel that I have developed in to my own person. I had always gone from one disfunctional relationship to another and never stopped to work out who I wanted to be or to appreciate what I have. Now I enjoy my children, enjoy being on my own and am able to fill my time doing purposeful stuff, like theatre, galleries, walks in the park. I feel much more comfortable in asking for what I want and don't try to please other as much, which means I am feeling more satisfied with the things that I do. My self esteem has grown and I now value myself far more than I ever have. I brought a mug the other day which says it all 'life is not about finding yourself, its about creating yourself' and through our sessions I believe we have created a base from which I can continue to grow and evolve. Thank you, I will be forever grateful.'
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member MBACP (Snr Accred)
BA (Hons) Counselling
Diploma in Counselling
Trained in Couples Counselling
Trained in CBT
Trained in MBT
Trained in Supervision
Supervisor of other therapists
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Photos & videos
Individuals from £60
Couples from £80
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
For up to date info on my current availability please view the Appointments & Fees page of my website
Types of client
Supervision & training
I view supervision as so much more than a forum for case management.