Kay Leadbeater MNCS Accredited BA Hons.Supervisor
Hello and thank you for reading my profile. I am trained in Transactional Analysis which is a psychotherapy for personal growth and change. I work with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, sexual, emotional and physical abuse and relationship issues.
There are many reasons for wanting to find a counsellor and here are just a few:
- Are you in crisis or unhappy and stuck in patterns of behaviour you would like to change?
- You may be in a stage in your life where you need to explore past of present difficult issues that you are unable to share with friends or family
- Or perhaps you feel that there is much more to life than you have at present and want to explore this.
I create a safe and creative environment to work in so that you can feel supported and heard. I encourage clients to listen to their bodies and feel sensations such as butterflies in the stomach, tightness in the chest, neck ache and other physical symptoms, that give us clues to what is happening at a deeper level within ourselves.
I might use art materials exploring colours, shapes and lines to help express feelings that can't be talked about. Dreamwork may be used as this can be a useful way of unlocking unconscious thoughts, feelings and experiences.
I like to take the lead from you and see what you are comfortable with and importantly, what is most useful for you in the sessions. I offer day time slots and also work late afternoon and evenings.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao Tzu
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Professional Supervision 2015-2016, Thoros
Mentoring For Care Leavers, Rethink, 2007
Advanced training in TA, Training South East, 2001-2004
Intermediate training in TA, Training South East, 2000
Introduction to Transactional Analysis, Training South East, 1999
Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Christ Church College Canterbury, 1991
BA in Health Education and Music, Christ Church College, Canterbury 1984-1988
I initially worked in Primary Education for 18 years and then moved into a PRU unit working with excluded teenagers.
After 5 years of working with young people as a therapist at the Marsh Academy in Romney Marsh in December 2015, I had my contract cut due to lack of money.
I qualified as a supervisor and finished training in June 2016 with Thoros. I offer a reduced rate for newly qualified counsellors and counsellors in training.
During this difficult and challenging time for all of us facing the coronavirus pandemic, I have closed my practice working face to face in my home. I'm now offering telephone,Skype or Face time sessions.
If you are experiencing feelings of being overwhelmed and anxious about aspects of the next few months, talking and sharing is more important then ever
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I have a sliding scale of fees depending on your financial situation, in the range of £40-£25.This will be discussed at the free 30 minute assessment.