My name is Kay farmer, I am a registered BACP therapist with 24 years of experience in the mental health sector, working with Adults, couples and older adults. I have worked both for the NHS and some private work in a rehabilitation home. As well as my training I really feel that my own life experiences have given me a solid platform to help others with their own problems.
I will provide a safe environment and abide by the BACP guidelines for confidentiality at all times. I am non-judgemental, caring and compassionate and I will provide a friendly and safe environment to enable you to talk freely about the difficulties you may be experiencing.
I will be here to assist you with changes in a positive and encouraging way. My main approach in therapy is person centred, but I also use solution focused and some Cognitive behavioural therapy also. I am open to exploring many different ways of helping you overcome your personal difficulties, and I treat each person that comes to see me as an individual with individual needs.
The first session will be about meeting me and asking any questions or concerns you may have about therapy. And It will also give you the opportunity to express why it is that you need counselling, and start to look at ways that we can move forward.
Please contact me via email or phone to discuss a session, for which the first 30 minutes will be free of charge.
I look forward to being able to assist you in anyway that I can.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an advanced counselling qualification from East Devon College and since worked for the NHS for over 20 years. I am also a Senior Accredited member of the BACP.During this time of my training I also worked in secondary care in Honiton which I feel gave me more of an insight into the mental health sector. As well as my acedemic training, I really value the life experiences that I have had, and feel that this has contributed hugely to my work as a therapist.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
The first session I offer is free of charge for a 30 minute consultation. After that, each session will be £35 for an hour.