Kirsty Walker - Morgan Walker Counselling
Morgan Walker Counselling is a private counselling and therapy service located in the heart of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. I offer face to face counselling sessions for adults, young people and couples.
Thinking about and then going into therapy can be a hard decisions a person can make. For you to realise that things are not how you wish them to be and to want to make a change is for most, the beginning of this journey. With counselling its all about journeys, journeys towards positive growth, recovery and self-empowerment. As a counsellor I recognise the courage it takes to make these changes and I am here to help support you on your journey. I offer you a safe and confidential setting as well as being respectful and non-judgementally.
As a counsellor, I am not here to give advice, but to listen and help you question the way you look at things, the way you behave or react to situations or people and also help you to develop new strategies for dealing with your situation. As counselling sessions progress, I will get to know you, develop an understanding of your circumstances, listening to what you have to say and offer support and insight.
Counselling sessions are flexible, professional and unique to the client. I work on an individual basis, usually offering clients one counselling session per week / fortnightly. I take an integrative approach to therapy which means that I explore the relationship between thoughts, feelings and physical experience, focusing particularly on the links between the past and the present.
In our work together you will develop a deeper understanding of how your past relationships and experiences continue to influence and affect you. This understanding can help in processing of thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviours, enabling you to make positive and lasting change.
Your first session will be an assessment session and will be for 50 minutes. We will look at the contract within this session as well as what issues has brought you to counselling. It will also be a chance for you to see if you are happy to work with me. Choosing a counsellor is an important step and it is okay to say you don't wish to work with me as it needs to feel right for you.
Each therapy session lasts 50 minutes, with sessions usually take place once a week or fortnightly. I work with clients on an open-ended or short term basis, both frequency and period will be discussed within the assessment session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling and am working towards BACP Accreditation. I am a Registered Member with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual Assessment session (50 minutes) £40.00 - Individual Counselling session (50 minutes) £40.00
Relationship Counselling Assessment session (60 minutes) £50.00 - Relationship Counselling session (60 minutes) £50.00
Young Persons Counselling Assessment (50 Minutes) £35.00 - Young Persons Counselling session (50 Minutes) £35.00