H. Kerri Schad - Counsellor, MNCS (Acc), Ad. Dip Psy C. (Dist)
Hazelwood Counselling Services Retford
The Jasmine Trust Yoga Centre, Babworth Court
If you are looking for down to earth, professional support to help you through the difficult times that life sometimes brings, Kerri Schad of Hazelwood Counselling Services, will work with you to provide you with Counselling that works.
Located within the The Jasmine Trust Yoga Centre, Retford, Hazelwood provides a discreet, confidential space with Kerri, a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. Hazelwood works with people over 16 years of age.
Hazelwood provides counselling services to the local areas of Retford, Worksop, Doncaster, Newark and Gainsborough as well as wider areas such as Sheffield, Lincoln, Nottingham and Chesterfield.
We keep some appointment times free so that you can usually be seen within just a few days of your initial enquiry.
Hazelwood offers a warm and welcoming space with a comfortable waiting area if you arrive before your appointment time.
When you come to see Kerri, you work at your own pace, chatting through what’s happening in your life and where you’re finding things challenging or confusing. Kerri frequently works with clients who are experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, self-defeating behaviours and a wide range of other difficulties.
She has expertise on several different counselling styles and brings all this knowledge and expertise together to work with you as an an individual and provide therapy that is specifically tailored for your unique situation and personality.
Here's what her clients are saying about her (we have our clients permission to print and they have been anonymised)
Client A: "Just knowing your next session with Kerri is booked helps get you through the dark days. I'm sure she doesn't realise how brilliant she is but I know I wouldn't be here without her. I'm beginning to enjoy life again and I feel optimistic about the future. I can't thank her enough."
Client B: "This is, by far, the best thing I have done for me, ever, in my whole life. I don't know how she does it, but from making that first contact to attending sessions, you make progress. I can't tell you what a difference it's made to my life."
Client C: "I was haunted by difficult memories - visions and terrifying dreams. I didn't think anyone would ever be able to help me. I made a session in desperation. Kerri knew exactly what I needed and she was so kind and patient. Things are much better now and, at last, I have some peace. I would recommend Kerri in a heartbeat."
Client D: "What would I say to someone thinking about making their first appointment with Kerri? Just do it. Don't hesitate a moment longer; you won't find anyone better. Pick up that phone. Write the email. It will be the best thing you've ever done."
Kerri's clients welcome the approach she takes as she helps you to develop your own possibilities for moving forward rather than telling you what you should do. It means that you remain in control whilst still being totally supported.
Kerri's approach is to actively listen to you, without being judgemental, and encourage you to talk freely about your thoughts and feelings. Her responses back to you will raise your awareness of your situation and it's this awareness that enables you to realise the choices you have and identify a possible solution, or a way forward, that feels right for you.
Kerri understands that it can feel daunting to consider counselling and many of her clients have felt the same way. What they have found is that when they meet her and experience the relaxed, warm welcome, these feelings quickly dissolve away and they begin to benefit from talking to a professional counsellor.
About the Practice
Hazelwood is a private practice, based at The Jasmine Trust Yoga Centre, located on the out-skirts of Retford. There are good links to both the M1 and the A1 with the A1 junction being just a mile away. The Centre is a therapeutic space which offers a quiet location and a non-clinical atmosphere. There is a secure car park. The counselling room is on the first floor, accessed by a flight of stairs.
Kerri Schad is a member of The National Counselling Association and works within their ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
Kerri Schad is an Accredited member of The National Counselling Society and a member of the Accredited Register.
She is a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor having been awarded a Distinction in her Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Kerri has worked with clients, helping them feel steadier during life's turmoils for over 7 years.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Sessions are £50 and last for 50 minutes.
- Concessionary rates are sometimes available, please ask.
- Methods of payment accepted are cheque, cash and most major payment cards.
- Cheques made payable to Hazel Schad please.
- Your G.P. may also be able to access free counselling on your behalf if that is what you require.
Frequently asked questions
What is counselling?
Counselling offers a safe, confidential space for you to talk openly about your problems and feelings. It enables you to make better sense of those things which you find painful or confusing.
Is counselling an instant cure?
It normally takes a few sessions for you to notice changes and improvement in your life. Sometimes counselling can be quite difficult at the beginning, but we will work with you so that you are in a safe place at the end of your session.
Does counselling work for everyone?
Different people will get different results from their counselling. Recent studies from the International Centre for Clinical Excellence (ICCE, www.centreforclinicalexcellence.com) showed that 80% of clients in counselling ended up in a better place than those who don’t seek help.
What type of counselling do you provide?
Counselling comes in many different “flavours” (theoretical approaches). Kerri is an integrated counsellor which means she blends these “flavours” together, specifically tailored for each client. Research by the International Centre for Clinical Excellence (ICCE, www.centreforclinicalexcellence.com) has found that the type of counselling clients receive makes the smallest contribution to a successful outcome. Other things, in particular the relationship you develop with your counsellor, have much greater impact.
How do I choose the right counsellor?
The following are questions to ask a counsellor in your search for the right counsellor for you. These questions are recommended by the NCS (The National Counselling Society). Kerri will discuss these kinds of things with you so that are can be very clear about how you will work together.
- How many sessions of counselling will need?
- How do know what type of therapy my counsellor will use?
- How much will counselling cost?
- What happens if miss a session?
- Is it confidential?
- What happens at the first session?
For more useful questions, please go to www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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The counselling room is located on the first floor accessed via a flight of stairs. If you require wheelchair access, there is a suitable room available for use so please ask. The centre also has wheelchair-accessible facilities, including parking.
Appointments available week-days from 9.00am to 4.30pm. Evening appointments available on Thursdays from 6pm.
Types of client
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