Kay Beardsley Counsellor/Psychotherapist MBACP registered Dip. Counselling
If life is feeling stressful, making you anxious, depressed or you’re facing difficulties you can’t overcome alone I can help. Talking will make it easier and help you make sense of life so you can feel comfortable in your own skin and move forward.
I believe I am a warm, empathic person; I will listen without judging you and offer support and challenge so together we can explore the areas/issues you choose - whilst I believe you have within you the resources to find the answers.
I am passionate and focused about my work and feel I can offer an element of creativity.
I can offer you the opportunity to explore and talk about your problems, issues, concerns, behaviours; whatever is worrying you for whatever reason in a private, confidential space.
I will validate your experience so you are able to identify changes you wish to achieve; so you can make sense of your life.
It's okay if you feel vulnerable and unable to trust we can build on those foundations; you don't have to be lonely and suffer in silence. I can help.
As a Humanistic therapist I will facilitate your journey so you can grow, change and flourish in the way you wish to.
Q: What will you do?
A: I will listen; counselling is fundamentally a talking therapy so I feel the relationship between you and me is so important.
I will focus on supporting you with self-development to enable you to gain insight and understanding of your behaviours and feelings; to recognise your own strengths and form your own choices.
Q: Who benefits from counselling?
Counselling is beneficial to everyone wanting to identify fixed patterns of behaviour and work to develop new strategies and ways of thinking.
Counselling helps with discovering your confidence and strength which enables a thirst for continued self-awareness and growth.
What happens next?
Call me - my mobile number is at the top of this page. Please leave an answer phone message if I’m busy and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
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'Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say.'
Why you? Why me? Why don't we see?
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor/psychotherapist - my core theoretical approach is Humanistic.
I integrate Person-Centred, TA (transactional analysis) and Gestalt into my work.
I studied initially at Derby College and then with Central College Nottingham within a Counselling Centre in Beeston for a further 4 years and hold the following qualifications:-
Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Concepts
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I am committed to regular CPD: Continuing Professional Development.
Recent training workshops include; assessment training, self harm, substance misuse, working creatively, attachment and loss, eating disorders and mindfulness based stress reduction.
I am committed to regular clinical supervision and personal development through ongoing psychotherapy.
In addition to my private practice clients I work with two long established and respected counselling agencies: Nottingham Counselling Services and Derby Women's Centre and feel this enhances my range of knowledge and experience in counselling.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and work in accordance with their ethical framework/guidelines.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The above list is by no means exhaustive however, I believe that working together in relationship with you is the key that can enable therapeutic change.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Gestalt therapy
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The first initial assessment session with me is £30 which gives us the opportunity to meet and discuss your needs and to talk about working together. (This is not a counselling session).
Following this my fees are (from) £45.00 per session. Sessions are weekly for 50 minutes and are open-ended with reviews periodically.
Flexible appointments are available. Why not see me before work? Appointments from 7am, daytime and evenings.
I offer face-to-face counselling to adults seeking individual counselling.
Free on road parking outside.
Close links to the M1, M42 & A50
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Free on-street parking outside. Close links to the M1, M42 & A50
Early morning appointments available from 7 am, daytime and evening appointments also available.
Types of client