Carla Kenyon MBACP (Registered)
Are you looking for a friendly, 'down to earth' and approachable counsellor? Whatever issues you are struggling with at this moment I can offer you a warm, open, non judgemental space so that you can have time to reflect on your life, your choices and options. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and better cope with change.
I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor and as well as worked in a range of settings including a GP practice, I have worked with a great variety of people from a diverse background with a wide range of issues including:
- Low Self-esteem
- Confidence Issues
- Coping with Anger
- Bereavement, Grief and Loss (including pet bereavement)
- Perinatal Depression (including antenatal and postnatal)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Workplace Issues
- Suicidal thoughts
- Traversing life-changing decisions such as divorce or career changes
- Family Issues
After extensive training in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, as part of how I work, I listen closely to you and work side by side with you to understand your dilemmas, help shed more light on them, and explore creatively alternative approaches to them.
Adopting a holistic approach, using insights from various theories, I can help you with the difficulties that are troubling you. We will discuss ways in which we can work together and tailor it to your specific needs. I work creatively, analytically and intuitively in exploring your challenges and sometimes that may involve laughter as well as tears.
I offer a safe space in which you can explore your concerns, focusing on what is important to you, without fear of judgement. I work in a warm and empathic way and am committed to being genuine and real with you. I believe that this is an important part of building a good therapeutic relationship.
I also feel the therapy I offer both equips, encourages and helps you to continue to grow and develop your understanding of your experience after therapy has finished. Providing you with the tools to help you manage your life calmly and more positively.
It's important to find the right therapist and so I am happy to meet for an initial consultation so that you can decide if you'd like us to go ahead and work together. You can contact me via email or using the mobile number listed.
Note: Email is probably the quickest way to get hold of me.
However, if you would prefer to phone me and I am unavailable, please leave a message and I will contact you as soon as possible. My contact number has voice mail, which is only accessible by me, so you can be assured that no-one else has access to your message.
I look forward to hearing from you and helping you on your journey to recovery and enabling a happier you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have many years experience as an Integrative Counsellor and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I therefore adhere to the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I have over 7 years experience of working in third sector working closely with NHS mental health Practioners in a range of different settings and I hold the following counselling qualifications:
- Integrative Counselling OCN Diploma
- Counselling Skills ABC Certificate
- Mental Health and Rehabilitation - CPD
- Mental Health 10 week course WEA CPD
- Resilience Counselling CPD
- Assertiveness Counselling CPD
- Internal-Organisational-System-Counselling CPD
- Art Therapy CPD
I'm also qualified to Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 degree and NFSH Foundation 1,2 and 3.
I continually update my counselling knowledge by participating in (CPD) Continuing Professional Development workshops and courses.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
£40 per hour session (bi-weekly sessions offered as an option dependent on circumstances.)
£35 per hour session (on-line Counselling via Skype)
I offer a discounted fee for Counselling or Psychotherapy Students who need to receive personal therapy, (to comply with the requirements of their course). - please feel free to enquire.
I offer therapy appointments on a Wednesday morning or all day on a Thursday. I practice from a therapy room in Welshpool where there are toilet facilities and suitable parking is available nearby within easy walking distance.
If this in not convenient I also offer Skype sessions at your convenience from the comfort of your own home. It works well for some people and is an option that we can talk about as it may suit your circumstances better. These sessions are available on any weekday evening or on a Wednesday morning or anytime on a Thursday.
Your issues will be treated confidentially, with respect and without judgement.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments available either on a Wednesday morning or anytime on a Thursday from a therapy room in Welshpool. Alternatively on-line skype counselling available any weekday evening.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|