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Kay Watkins Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS30
07790062839 07790062839
Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS30

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile.  If something in your life is causing you distress, whether it be a current situation or a past experience, I offer a safe and confidential space where you can begin to explore your feelings and thoughts, at your pace.  I aim to understand your world from your point of view by listening without judgement.  I bring warmth, patience and encouragement in order to support you, and to help you move forward.

I am a qualified counsellor and an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  As such, I work within the organisations Ethical Framework.  My approach is humanistic and integrative and I offer both short and long-term counselling to individuals at Oldland Common on the Eastern fringe of Bristol.  I am usually able to offer either day or evening appointments.

My background is in training and development.  I worked for several large companies before running a training consultancy.  I first became interested in working therapeutically as a counsellor after completing a psychology degree, which led me to my own therapeutic journey.

I believe that the relationship between client and counsellor is crucial to the success of therapy.  I offer a reduced fee for the initial session in recognition of the importance for you in ensuring that I am the right counsellor for you, and that I am able to offer what you are seeking.

If you have questions, or are interested in coming to see me for counselling please contact me by email or phone.  If you leave a message I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling (pass with distinction)
  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CRUSE Awareness in Bereavement Care Foundation Course
  • BSc.(Hons) Psychology

I have worked as a counsellor for a bereavement charity for several years. In addition to grief and loss, I have worked with clients bringing issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, loss of self esteem, confidence or direction, difficulties at work and in relationships, life transitions, self harm and stress. I also have experience of working with young people in a secondary school setting and have worked with people from many different backgrounds, ranging in age from early teens to early 80s.

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.

Fees

My fee is £40 per 50-minute session

My fee for an initial session is £25

Further information

I work from a light and spacious room in Oldland Common, South Gloucestershire.
The location is convenient for bus routes and parking is available on-street.

Bristol
South Gloucestershire
BS30

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

Ground floor location with 1 step at entrance.

Availability

Mondays and Tuesdays 9am-8pm Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am-5pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Kay Watkins Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

Kay Watkins Registered Member MBACP (Accred)