Karen Kelley

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DIP MBACP (Registered)
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Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi no one said life was easy but sometimes life's challenges can be to much to cope with on our own, even if we have good support from family and friends, sometimes it's not enough, maybe talking to someone who isn't personally connected to the situation can be of benefit to you. I offer a confidential, non judgemental counselling service to adults, young people and children 5 onwards using a person centred approach , which means it's all sessions are client focused. Talking about your emotions and thoughts can be hard but I am here to give a listening ear, asking for help isn't a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength and courage.
In the first session we will work together to decide what you feel you need from counselling and if I am the best person to meet these needs. You will be able to make the choice for yourself if counselling is right for you and I will go into more depth on the therapeutic process on the initial session, giving you the opportunity to make an informed choice on whether counselling is for you.
I offer a professional service and I adhere to the codes of Ethics and Practices of the BACP, UK's leading professional  governing body.
Sessions last 50 minutes and usually offer 6 sessions then a review with the option to extend. Counselling is a personal experience and number of session will depend on your own requirements, counselling can last weeks, months or even longer, ultimately the decision will be made with your best interest and your collaboration.

Training, qualifications & experience

I do work with children and young people in high schools, primary, and specialist schools working with children and teenagers on the Spectrum, I use Therapeutic play and Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and a Person Centred approach with adults. I have knowledge and basic training in CBT which I use to help adults and young people look at the negative thought process. No one therapy fits all, it's about finding what you feel is right for you.
I have experience working with families and small groups with issues of anger and anxiety and continue my own professional development by keeping up to date with training and new developments in the counselling industry.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

£40 per 50 minutes session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday afternoons and Friday afternoons

Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Karen Kelley
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