Kayley Roberts

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MA, BACP (Accredited Counsellor)
Available for new clients
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Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Mae cwnsela ar gael drwy’r Gymraeg.

Please note I may have a short waiting list.

Sessions are £42 for 50 minutes.

On this page you will find information on how I work, the types of issues we can explore in your therapy, and my availability. The answers to most frequently asked questions can be found on this page. Please take your time to read through this information, and don't hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or queries.

Once you book in, your session slot will be the same time and day each week. Due to availability, I am currently unable to offer fortnightly sessions.

To get in touch, please use the 'email me' link at the top of the page.

About my practice:

Have you been feeling stressed, low, or unlike your 'usual' self? Has the past been circling around in your head, making it difficult to sleep or focus on things? Have you been made to feel your issues are irrelevant, or something others just won't understand? If so, then you may benefit from working with me.

I work with the person, not the issue. This means whatever you bring to therapy will be processed within the context of your life and your unique emotional responses.

I work a lot with people who are:

  • LGBTQIA+
  • Practicing ethical non-monogamy or other non-traditional relationships
  • Survivors of domestic and/or sexual abuse
  • Neurodivergent
  • Experiencing discrimination such as racism, ablism, or transphobia
  • Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse

The above may not be the cause of your issues, but rather aspects of your identity which you hope a therapist will understand. With me, you will experience open, non-judgemental therapy where you can be yourself, and where you may use terminology specific to your community without then needing to explain yourself.

I understand that many of our issues have wider socio-economic factors such as sexism, climite crisis, unemployment, fat phobia, political unrest, and many other factors, and we will also discuss the wider context of your issues within the therapy space. You are not the problem, and I do not rely on things like 'self-care' or homework sheets in order to try and resolve trauma. I also avoid using common 'therapy speak', which you may hear a lot of on social media recently.

The issues you bring may vary, but may likely include feelings of panic, sadness, or being overwhelmed. Whatever the case, don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your specific needs. I welcome clients from all backgrounds.

What sort of therapy do you offer?

I offer Person Centred talking therapy. There are no quick fixes or coping techniques in life, however the act of talking about, feeling, and processing your emotions will enable you to move forward from them, rather than avoid them, as you may have been doing now in order to cope day to day.

I also offer Rewind therapy, also known as 'closure without disclosure'. This is a technique which can help process a single traumatic event which you may not feel ready to talk about out loud. Rewind can be included as part of your therapy, or as a stand-alone intervention. Please get in touch to discuss this further.

If you’d like any information not listed here, please do get in touch. Clients must be 18 or over.

Where are you based?

Caernarfon town centre.  Please be aware my therapy space is only accessable via a flight of stairs at this time.

Sessions are also available online, although face to face is my preference.

When are you available? Can I have a session after work, or at the weekend?

I recieve many enquiries about evening or weekend sessions, therefore my schedule is transparently laid out below.

I would like to inform you of my private practice session times, which are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the following times:
10am
11.15am
1pm
2.15pm
3.30pm

On Thursdays I also offer a 4.30pm session, please note that this is in high demand, so you may be waiting longer if this is your prefered time.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Accredited counsellor, which means that as of 03/07/20 my practice has met the BACP's higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner. This is the highest standard awarded by the BACP and I am very proud to uphold this, and will continue to work hard and do the best for my clients.

I graduated from the University of Chester in 2017 with a Distinction in Clinical Counselling at Masters level.

During my studies I worked in placement at the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre, and the NHS Primary Care Mental Health Counselling Service. I now also see clients for Medra Workplace Counselling, and I have established a counselling service for the charity Gorwel.

Each year I continue to develop my practice, by attending courses and workshops, as well as online training and research, to ensure I have the latest knowledge and information.

In 2020 I focused my research on antiracism issues as it is my belief that white counsellors unwilling to do this work, are not ethically safe to work with clients from the global majority, even if they do not bring up issues of race or racism within the counselling space.

In 2021 I focused on the gender binary and how it perpetuates stereotypes, and is harmful to both men, women, and anyone outside or between these binaries.

In 2022 I focused my research on exploring messages learned in childhood, which are now harmful to our adult selves, perhaps causing feelings of shame and guilt.

In 2023 I focused on learning more about neurodivergence, in particular ASD and ADHD.

In 2024 I aim to continue updating all of the above research, as well as integrating the Rewind Technique into my everyday practice where possible.

I am especially knowledgable about LGBTQI+ issues, and issues around sexual abuse, however you are welcome to explore any issues you like in my therapy space.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

All LGBTQI+ individuals are welcome to explore and affirm their identity in my practice.

If your issues are not listed above, please do get in touch, as this list is not exhaustive.

I am unable to work with anyone regarding adoption, as this must only be done by an ofsted registered social worker according to UK law.

Fees

£42.00 per session

Additional information

I believe that counselling should be accessable to all, therefore I have priced my sessions fairly - they are at the lower end of current local rates. Prices are reviewed annually and advanced notice will be given of any increase in price.

Rewind as a stand-alone intervention, without any aditional therapy sessions, is £50.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My private practice session times are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at:

10am
11.15am
1pm
2.15pm
3.30pm

I also offer a 4.30pm session on Thursdays.

Further information

During our first session, I will explain to you the way in which we will be working together. It is very straight forward, but I use this as an opportunity to ease you into the session, and I find it helps clients to relax if they do not have to sit down and talk straight away. After we have agreed on the way we will be working, I usually start by asking you to tell me a little bit about why you are here.

Quite often, clients give me a lot of information in the first session, and I may not talk much. You will probably have been holding onto things for a long time, and want to get them off your chest as quickly as possible. This is understandable, and I give this space to you, so that you can focus on yourself and the issues which have brought you to therapy.

After the initial session, we will usually go back over this information more slowly, focusing on areas which have not yet been processed, as we work through your therapy together.

Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Unfortunately there are stairs up to my current premises. If this is not suitable for you I'm happy to arrange virtual sessions.

Additional languages

Welsh

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Google Meet
Kayley Roberts
Kayley Roberts