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Ayfer Kamat BA, Adv.Dip, MBACP

Chelmsford, Essex, CM2
07823505574 07823505574

About me

About me

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and offer therapy to adults and young people (min. age 18).

My core belief is that everyone is capable and deserving of positive change in their life.

I am trained in a number of therapeutic modalities. I find that, just as the individual is unique, so too is the therapeutic experience. I am able to tailor these techniques to meet your individual needs. The therapeutic relationship is very much an alliance; one in which we can work collectively to explore your sense of self and empower you to gain the tools you need to make positive changes in your life.

About Therapy

People seek therapy for many reasons. You may have been faced with a sudden and difficult change in your life. You may be experiencing difficulties in your relationships; either personal or work. You may be finding your anxiety overwhelming. You may want some understanding around behaviours that are upsetting you. You may have ongoing issues that you are finding restricting.

Therapy can offer a safe containing space to unpack what is on your mind and have someone bear witness to your story and explore and address any changes you would like to make for yourself.

I can work to both a time limited (set number of sessions) and an open ended capacity. This is something we can assess together. Sessions are once weekly for a duration of 50 minutes.

Group Therapy

Sharing can be an incredibly healing and empowering experience. Group therapy can help to identify and work on unhealthy and destructive relational pattern that are causing reoccurring pain, both individually and within relationships. It allows individuals to develop self awareness by listening to others with similar issues and healing from internal traumas and shame.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and work to an ethical framework.

I have full indemnity insurance and am DBS checked.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certification in Counselling Skills, Chelmsford Counselling Foundation (BACP Accredited)
  • Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, CPPD Counselling School (BACP Accredited)
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, CPPD Counselling School (BACP Accredited)
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, CPPD Counselling School (BACP Accredited)
  • Certificated in Neuroscience and Attachment, CPPD Counselling School (BACP Accredited)
  • Certificate in Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics, CPPD Counselling School (BACP Accredited)
  • Certificate in Time Limited Counselling CPPD Counselling School (BACP Accredited)
  • Certificate Working with Children and Young People, CPPD (BACP Accredited)

Member organisations

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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

  • Initial 20 minute telephone conversation free of charge
  • Face to face sessions £60
  • Online session £60
  • Phone session £55
  • Group therapy £30 (please contact me for current group openings)
  • I am currently offering concession rates for NHS members

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Chelmsford
Essex
CM2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Ayfer Kamat BA, Adv.Dip, MBACP

Ayfer Kamat BA, Adv.Dip, MBACP