Keila Barnard

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Kent CT6 & Ashford TN24
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About me

Hello and welcome to my profile! Let me first answer a question which most people ask, which is about how to pronounce my name, I’m Keila - think Sheila with a K.

I think that choosing a therapist from the internet is a bit like choosing anything from the internet; you decide from the picture and description about whether it might be right for you, but you never really know until you meet your choice. So, I will try and let you know as much as I can now and I then also offer a 30 minute, free of charge, consultation.

I work both online and outdoors.  Meeting online has the beautiful benefit of therapy without the limitations that can be present regarding accessibility, geography or transportation.  My outdoor work takes place on the coast at Herne Bay and can be considered a possibility after a short period of online meeting.

I am a qualified and experienced ‘integrative’ therapist and clinical supervisor (of other therapists and non-therapist professionals).  The ‘integrative’ bit means that that I am trained in, and can draw on, a range of skills aiming to find the way of working which suits you best.

Therapy with me is a collaborative experience where we work together to look at the source of the problem and find ways of enabling you to move forward in an authentic way.

You may have heard the term ‘therapeutic relationship’, this is the unique relationship which exists between us for the sole goal of helping you.  More than anything else it is the therapeutic relationship which is the key element for a positive outcome, and it is my strength in the relational skills, intuitive working and use of metaphor and creativity used within the therapeutic relationship which might set me apart from other therapists you may have experienced.                                         

I offer both short-term and longer-term therapy options.  Often the difficulties we experience in life aren’t developed in an instant and working through them, solving them, healing from them doesn’t happen instantly either.  Working with me means that you are given the time and space that you need, and together we will look at the expectations achievable within the time frame available.  

My client work experience has included issues such as:

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Bereavement
  • B.P.D/E.U.P.D
  • Chronic illness
  • Coaching
  • Confidence
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia/M.E
  • Hoarding behaviour
  • Inner child
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Loss
  • Neurodiversity
  • O.C.D
  • Pregnancy/fertility issues
  • P.T.S.D
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Sex and sexuality difficulties
  • Stress
  • Work related issues

I work primarily with adults but have previously additionally worked with children and young people.  My clinical supervision work covers adults and C.Y.P.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and registered counsellor holding a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. This is an integrative qualification which means I am able to be guided by various models. I have also trained in Bereavement Care, CBT skills, Coaching, NLP, Online working and Outdoor Therapy.  I commit to regular CPD in varied relevant subjects. 

I am also a qualified clinical supervisor.

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£65.00 per session

Additional information

Therapy fees are £65 per 60 minute session.  I offer an initial free of charge 30 minutes.

Sessions are usually held on a weekly basis but can sometimes be adjusted to need.

When I work

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Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

Online

I'm a qualified clinical supervisor who trained and practices within the 7 eyed model framework. Supervision sessions are held online via Zoom.

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Keila Barnard
Keila Barnard