Kel O'Neill Reg MBACP (Accred.)
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)
Other courses, training and conferences attended (not necessarily a complete list):
- Drug Awareness
- Mental Health and Stigma
- 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
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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual Counselling - £40 weekday / £50 weekend per session.
Some concessions are available for students (excluding peak evening and weekend appointments) please ask for details.
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.