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Amethyst Counselling - Kay Ledger MBACP

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 2AF
07541216219 07541216219

About me

It's Ok to not be OK!

IN THESE TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY LOOKING AFTER OUR MENTAL HEALTH BECOMES OF VITAL IMPORTANCE.  DURING THIS TIME I WILL OFFER REDUCED RATES DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF SESSION AND ESPECIALLY KEY WORKERS WHICH ALSO INCLUDES EDUCATION STAFF.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DROP AN EMAIL!

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 ammend 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

BACP

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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

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                Varying rates.

Text sessions are available                  Varying rates.

Video call sessions available                Varying rates.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

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 cheque and a small deposit is required in advance of the next session to cover session overheads, such as room hire, insurance, travel costs etc.

The Sherwood Centre
22 Woodhouse Road
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG18 2AF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

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 weekends.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I offer supervision for counsellors/therapists, including students, also if you require it through your career within any area.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Amethyst Counselling - Kay Ledger MBACP

Amethyst Counselling - Kay Ledger MBACP