Kay Ledger

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Amethyst Counselling - MBACP
Available for new clients
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Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, NG18 2AF
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

It's Ok to not be OK!

Hi, I'm Kay Ledger, therapist at Amethyst Counselling, this is my own private practice, based around the Mansfield Area.

We live in a world which is constantly changing, constantly accessible to all, when do we have time to just be?

Everyone at some point in their lives will experience feelings of being overwhelmed, it may be triggered by significant or insignificant events, relationships or an overall build up of smaller issues.  It may seem daunting to seek therapy at first, however it takes bravery and determination to take that 1st step.

A little bit more about me, I'm an Integrative Counsellor with training in both Psychodynamic and Person Centered theory, as well as Clinical supervision.  My areas of experience include Primary aged children, (as I have been in education for over 20 years), adolescents, adults of all ages, as well as grief counselling.  As an integrated counsellor/therapist, my toolkit can call on many different approaches and together, find a fit for everyone's unique circumstances...1 size does not fit all!

How counselling can help.

Working together will enable an understanding of the presenting issues and how to develop your own abilities to overcome these, building inner strength and continual awareness in order to move forwards.

Each psycho-therapeutic session offers a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space in which you can discuss anything and everything, a place to just be you...

What to expect in the initial session.

A warm and friendly welcome!

Our initial session would consist of a little bit of paperwork, which would include an overview of what has brought you to counselling.  A contract which we can amend at any time.  An understanding of each other's roles within the session, how we expect to be treated etc.  Any questions that you may have. All this is within a safe space that allows you to express yourself. Hopefully, after our initial meeting you will begin to feel able to continue your journey with me.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile, if you have any queries or questions then feel free to contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • AQA Level 3 Psychodynamic Theory
  • AQA Level 3 Transactional Analysis
  • AQA Level 4 The Reflective Practitioner
  • AQA Level 4 Therapeutic Practice
  • AQA Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Safeguarding e-Academy Self-harm and Suicidal Thoughts in Children and Young People
  • Safeguarding e-Academy Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Safeguarding e-Academy Understanding Pathways to Extremism and the Prevent Program
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Awareness in Bereavement Care (ABC) Foundation Course
  • Shire Counselling Ltd. Level 5 Integrative Approaches to Counselling Supervision
  • Carolyn Spring Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing

Member organisations

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

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Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Individual Counselling                            £35.00 per 50 minute session

Individual Child/Adolescent Counselling  £30 per 50 minute session.

Couple Counselling                                £45.00 per 1 hour session

Family Counselling                                £45.00 per 1 hour session

Clinical Supervision                              £35.00 per 1 hour session

                                                          (Student discounts are available)

Telephone sessions available                £35.00 per session

Text sessions are available                     £35 per session

Video call sessions available                  £35 per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

If you wish to leave a message or send an email then I will aim to contact you within 24 hours.

My hours are flexible and include evening and occasional weekends.

Further information

  • At this time of change and uncertainty, our mental health can become more apparent, ensure you keep safe and access any help that you can.  It is not defeatist  to ask for help.

Feel free to leave a message on the telephone number or send an email, with your details and whether it is ok for me to leave a message or give my details when responding via telephone.

I will respond within 24hours

The building is wheelchair accessible.

Payment is by cash or bank transfer.

It is asked that you give 24hour notice of cancellation or the fee will be expected in full.

Burnaby House, Church Street, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, NG18 2AF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

There are a few steps in to the building, though rooms are available at ground level, there is a rear entrance that would accommodate a wheel chair or other vehicular aids. Road parking is available for up to 2 hours.

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I am an integrative supervisor and aim to build professional relationships with my supervisees, encouraging, guiding and being congruent at all times.

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Kay Ledger
Kay Ledger