Antonia Kelly Counsellor & psychotherapist Reg MBACP (Accred) PgD Cert
I am a qualified counsellor Registered and Accredited by the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy).
I work both on a short term or long term basis with clients depending on their needs and availability.
I have vast Experience of working with a very wide range of clients from different backgrounds, ages and from various settings.
As well as Private Practice, I have extensive experience of Counselling, Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy within the NHS in various settings including a GP practice, a counselling organisation taking GP referrals, for an IAPT service and for Eployment Assisted Programmes.
I also do assessments and reports for Expert Witness cases for solicitors. This includes assessing for Anxiety, Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I am a recognised Healthcare Provider for Private Health Insurers including, Bupa, Aviva Health, Pru Health, Cigna, Simply Health, Exeter Family Friendly, WPA, AXA PPP nd more.
Psychodynamic Therapy Ethos:
Past unresolved feelings or experiences may be effecting the present. Understanding the past helps to raise awareness, gain a clearer perspective and can lead to change. This process may involve exploring the past and making links to realise the effects on the present.
Person-Centred Therapy Ethos:
Every individual has the potential for growth when shown a non-judgmental respect, acceptance, empathy and congruence. This process may involve addressing and changing beliefs placed upon us from external influences.
The key to change is working with negative thoughts that are causing distorted perceptions of one's self, by modifying thoughts and beliefs. This process may involve looking at the evidence for thoughts and therefore raising awareness of the irrationality of beliefs.
I tailor to clients needs, as clients are unique and therefore not one approach suits all.
I work on a short term or long term basis depending on individual needs.
I help clients to pin point what’s brought them to counselling and what steps can be taken towards change. I give my insight, feedback, understanding and guidance. Then clients can build self awareness, self esteem, gain clarity and understanding, and ultimately lead a more fulfilled life.
‘Counselling has been a journey of discovery’
‘I have left counselling feeling like a new person’
‘Counselling helped me to take steps I never thought were possible’
What You Can Expect:
-open and honest
-knowledge and understanding of how emotions develop and manifest
-insight and perception
-confidentiality and sensitivity
Training, qualifications & experience
University Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling
University Diploma in Person Centred and Psychodynamic Counselling
BPS Certified Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
- Meeting standards of competent, ethical and consistent extensive practice with the Counselling Professional Body BACP
BACP Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Adhere to the strict ethical framework of the BACP
I adhere to best practice and strict confidentiality of the BACP
Other more specialised training includes:
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Drugs and Alcohol
Psychoanalysis and Dreams
Relationships - Intimacy and Communication
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.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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Please do not hesitate to phone me or send an e-mail with any questions or concerns that you have, and I will be more than happy to answer you with no commitment.