Keith Waites

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MBACP ICO Registered Fully Insured
Available for new clients
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Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi my name is Keith, and I am a Person-Centred, Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor. Thankyou for viewing my profile.

If you are going through challenging and difficult times, you may be looking for a Counsellor who can listen in non-judgement, as you consider and reflect on these difficulties.

The foundation of my practice is genuine respect - and a personal commitment to working with you authentically, and honestly. With your wellbeing and safety at the centre of this work, this commitment extends to active listening and being present for you in the moment - focussing on your goals and objectives in every step of the process.

I am fully qualified and fully insured, and have experience supporting clients with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, stress, trauma, addiction, relationships, abuse, chronic illness and family issues. Choosing a Counsellor that is right for you can be often be difficult - I offer acknowledgment of that difficulty, and of your independence and autonomy in making that decision. 

If you would like to arrange some sessions with me, then please get in touch, and we can arrange an introduction session. I am passionate about my work, and I look forward to speaking with you.

My approach to Practice is Person-Centred, Humanistic and Integrative. My Practice puts you at the very centre of all the work that we do, offering empathy and honesty - being alongside you as you explore your difficulties. The aim is to provide a space in which you can reflect, explore and seek ways to gain understanding and self-awareness around you and your difficulties.

Your own personal goals and objectives are the foundation of the sessions, and we use whichever methods you are comfortable with, or you find useful - reviewing our work regularly. We will work to find ways forward that are suited to you - using consideration, compassion and authenticity.

Counselling is online or via telephone. Face to face sessions can be arranged if required.

I currently have space for new clients.

I offer flexibility on days and times to suit you.

After you contact me, I will get back to you to arrange an initial call. Here we can be introduced, and you can ask me any questions you may have. I can tell you a bit more about myself, and will provide you with some more information about how the Counselling process works. You can get a feel about us possibly working together, and hopefully we can start building a therapeutic connection.

All sessions are 50mts long, and our first session marks the beginning of the process - we will discuss our sessions going forward, and go through all the contractual elements. 

Training, qualifications & experience

For my training, I studied  at West Herts. College in Hemel Hempstead, and Buckinghamshire College Group in Amersham, where I obtained my diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I study on an ongoing basis, in various aspects of Therapy, Philosophy and Languages, and I have my own Private Counselling Practice (Wilmington Counselling) where one of my key aims, is to provide accessibility to Counselling for all. 

Fully Qualified Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 2 Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide prevention - Gloucestershire College Online

I.C.O. registered

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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£56.00 - £68.00

Additional information

Free initial discussion and conversation  with no obligation

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am flexible on days and times, to suit clients needs when possible

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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