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Kel O'Neill Reg MBACP (Accred.)

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 6RU
Registered / Accredited
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 6RU

About me

Hi there, I am Kel; a qualified and experienced Integrative Counsellor working with adults and young people (14+) from a small private health clinic in Whitby, Ellesmere Port.

The clinic has free parking nearby, is approximately 1 mile from the train station and is close to bus links from Chester.

Being an Integrative Counsellor means I have trained in a variety of types of Counselling and I bring these together to offer you a service that best meets your needs.

I work with a wide variety of clients (such as those listed below) but I also have a particular interest and extensive experience in the area of Eating Disorders. Beyond this I have previously worked in Primary Care (NHS) offering general counselling, worked in conjunction with a local high school (12+) and with a number of EAP’s and organisations.

I am a qualified Counselling Supervision working with trainee and qualified Counsellors.

I strongly believe in the power of Counselling, and in your potential to improve whatever situation brought you to my profile today. For any more information visit my website or give me a call. We can arrange for a free initial telephone consultation so that you can ask any question you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA (Distinction) Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (BACP accredited course, University of Manchester)
  • Diploma in Supervision
  • Diploma (Distinction) in Eating Disorders
  • BA (First Class Honours)
  • PTLLS

Other courses, training and conferences attended (not necessarily a complete list):

  • Drug Awareness
  • Mental Health and Stigma
  • Endings
  • Attachment and Working with Young people
  • How, When and Where to Die - What Real Choice is There - Cheshire Hospice
  • Working with Anxiety
  • Working with Children and Young People
  • Living and Working with Dissociation (PODS)
  • ASIST Suicide Prevention Training
  • Neurobiology - Therapy and the brain

Eating Disorders Specific:

  • Eating Disorders in Adults
  • Sexuality and Eating Disorders
  • Medical Complications of Eating Disorders

I am a registered member of BACP, fully insured and attend regular supervision.

I have extensive experience in the area of Eating Disorders.

In addition to working in private practice I also have experience of working within the NHS as a practice counsellor and within a High School working with students age 12+. In addition to face-to-face counselling I am also able to offer e-mail and online counselling.

You can read more on my blog www.mentalhealthbites.com

Coming soon - Counselling in Chester

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Individual Counselling - £40 weekday / £50 weekend per session.

Some concessions are available for students (excluding peak evening and weekend appointments) please ask for details.

Further information

I also offer bespoke training and consultancy in the area of Eating Disorders suitable for a wide variety of professionals - please ask.

I am interested in the overlap between physical and mental health and work from an Osteopathic clinic.

Whitby Osteopathic Clinic
8 Chester Road
Whitby
ELLESMERE PORT
Cheshire
CH65 6RU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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 Unspecified

No stairs, ground floor.

Availability

Most spaces currently filled. Limited availability on Friday and Saturday.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In addition to Counselling I also offer Supervision.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Kel O'Neill Reg MBACP (Accred.)

Kel O'Neill Reg MBACP (Accred.)