Kay Beardsley

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Counsellor/Psychotherapist MBACP registered Dip. Counselling
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Melbourne, Derby, DE73
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

If you're feeling stressed, anxious, depressed or facing difficulties you can’t overcome alone I can help. I can offer a safe confidential space so you are able to share your problems, tears and joys. Talking can help your life feel less difficult and easier to make sense of. I seek to facilitate your growth so you can feel comfortable in your own skin and move forwards.


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.

About Counselling:

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.

Email me - Click on the ‘Email me’ button at the top of this page or ‘Email this counsellor’ at the bottom of this page and please fill out the form.

Contact me through my website – details at the top of this page.

'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; Addiction, Adaptation & Connection, insight into Substance Misuse, working with Self Harm, Eating Disorders, Attachment and Loss, Embodied Relational Process and Polarities, Working Creatively and Mindfulness based Stress Reduction. 

I am committed to regular clinical supervision and personal development through ongoing psychotherapy.

I previously worked for two long established and respected counselling agencies in Nottingham and Derby and have a range of knowledge, skills and experience in counselling.

I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and work in accordance with their ethical framework/guidelines.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

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.

Photos & videos


£50.00 - £70.00

Additional information

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) £50.00 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 available early morning from 6.30 am, daytime and early evening.

When I work

Early morning appointments available from 6.30 am, daytime and evening appointments also available.

face-to-face Long-term counselling. 

Online available - dependant/certain circumstances. 

Further information

I offer face-to-face counselling to adults seeking individual counselling.
Online - dependant/certain circumstances.

Disabled access.

Free on road parking outside.

Close links to the M1, M42 & A50

Melbourne, Derby, DE73

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Free on-street parking outside. Close links to the M1, M42 & A50


Kay Beardsley
Kay Beardsley