Bev Kidd (MSc. ICP, Reg. MBACP) Counselling and Psychotherapy
Whatever you are struggling with talking to a professional therapist can help you to make sense of what’s troubling you, work out what to focus on to feel better and clarify changes which may help
Finding a therapist who is right for you can feel challenging, add to this the prospect of sharing your thoughts and feelings and it can begin to feel very daunting. Your courage in taking this step will be met with kindness, understanding and acceptance. My approach is one of gentleness, calmness and sensitivity matched with a steadfastness and compassion to help you to work through your difficulties, especially those where you feel stuck.
A little about me
I first became involved with counselling as a psychologist in the 1980’s when I set up and ran a large counselling service. Over the years I have supported people from all walks of life with a wide range of physical, emotional and mental health issues and continued to study, augmenting my qualifications with Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties to name just a few. For several years I volunteered with CRUSE gaining more experience of working with grief and loss. I have been a family carer for over 25 years and have supported other carers
Training, qualifications & experience
As an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I draw on a range of tried and tested approaches based in current researched evidence, including person-centred therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and attachment theory. I combine these, together with other therapies, to best respond to your needs. I use a collaborative approach, you remain in control of your counselling at all times, you decide what you do and don't want to work on, and I bring a range of knowledge and skills to help you explore and understand what troubles you and decide what you would like to do next as you work towards improved well-being and effective, positive change. The counselling and psychotherapy I offer you is continuously monitored by trained supervisors to ensure that I am providing you with the best therapy I can and that my work meets the exacting standards and ethics of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I work with adults (over 18 years old) but bring training, knowledge and experience of development across our life spans to help us.
- Advanced Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling [ACTO Approved]
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling [ACTO Approved]
- M.Sc. in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy [BACP Accredited]
- Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy [BACP]
- Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy [BACP]
- Certificate of Awareness in Bereavement Care [CRUSE]
- Certificates in Person Centred Counselling [CPCAB]
- Certificate in Counselling Skills [BAES]
- M.Sc. in Educational Psychology
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education
- B.Sc. (Hons) in Behavioural Sciences (Psychology)
I continually update my knowledge and skills with professional development training courses. In 2020 these included: Master Class in Polyvagal Informed Therapy, Working with Psychiatric Drugs, Working with Childhood Sexual Abuse, Master Programme on Treatment of Trauma, Working with Suicide and Self Harm, Safeguarding.
- Current Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate
- Fully Insured
- Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) registered
- Registered Member British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy [MBACP]
- Graduate Member of British Psychological Society [MBPsS]
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
I charge £45 per appointment. Whilst working online and telephone this should be paid by bank transfer.
Appointments are usually arranged at the same time, on the same day each week, however, where agreed between us, I have some flexibility in this.
Find Out More
If you would like to find out more about therapy with me, please feel free to contact me. I am happy to answer any questions you may have and help you to decide whether therapy is for you and to understand what you can expect from working therapeutically with me. If it becomes apparent that working with me isn’t right for you, I will be happy to suggest alternatives. For further information about me and working with me please visit my website at
Phone me on 07598 122049 Please leave a message if I am unable to answer. This is a confidential number used only for this service.
Email me. Once initial contact is established I have an encrypted email address available.
Visit my website at http://www.bevkiddcounsellingandpsychotherapy.co.uk