Kay Beardsley Counsellor/Psychotherapist MBACP registered Dip. Counselling
COVID - 19: I've now returned to face-to-face counselling.
To reassure you: My seating is positioned 2 meters apart and hand sanitiser is available for you to use before entering my counselling room & on leaving my room.
Online counselling available via zoom with a view to returning to face-to-face.
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.
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; 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.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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
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.
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 7 am, daytime and early evening.
Early morning appointments available from 7 am, daytime and evening appointments also available.
face-to-face counselling & online via zoom with a view to face-to-face.
I offer face-to-face counselling to adults seeking individual counselling.
Online sessions available via zoom with a view to face-to-face counselling.
Free on road parking outside.
Close links to the M1, M42 & A50