H. Kerri Schad - Counsellor, MNCS (Acc), Ad. Dip Psy C. (Dist)
If you are looking for down to earth, professional support to help you through the difficult times that life sometimes brings, I will work with you to help you take back control of your life.
When you come to see me, you work at your own pace, chatting through what’s happening in your life and where you’re finding things challenging or confusing. I frequently work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, self-defeating behaviours and a wide range of other difficulties.
I have expertise in several different counselling styles and I bring all this together and work with you as an an individual. I provide therapy that is specifically tailored for your unique situation and personality.
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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."
My clients tell me that they welcome the approach I take as I help them to develop their 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.
I will completely listen to you, without being judgemental, and encourage you to talk freely about your thoughts and feelings. My 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.
I understand that it can feel daunting to consider counselling and many of my 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 an award winning 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.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Concessions offered for
- 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.
Appointments available week-days from 9.00am to 4.30pm. Evening appointments available on Thursdays until 6pm.
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