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About me

Most people at some point in their life will find themselves struggling or feeling overwhelmed by a problem, this may be due to something happening right now or it may be to do with something in our past. We often put a lot of pressure on ourselves, thinking we should be able to cope on our own with everything that life throws at us. Taking care of our mental health is just as important as looking after our physical health, particularly during these uncertain times, and you don’t have to face your problems alone.

My aim is to offer you a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore your issues at your own pace. I will not advise you or tell you what you should do, instead I will work in collaboration with you to help you move forward in a way that feels comfortable for you and allows you to have confidence and trust in your own self.

I am currently offering sessions online via Zoom, Skype or FaceTime and also face to face.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics. I hold a BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling and a Bsc (Hons) Psychology.

In addition to my own private practice I have worked with clients since 2018 in a charity organisation in East London providing brief therapy to people facing various issues such as: relationship or family problems, low confidence and self-esteem, childhood trauma, suicidal thoughts, bereavement, and anxiety.

Prior to starting my private practice I spent 19 years working for Mind where I worked with and alongside service users, gaining a wealth of knowledge around the issues faced by those experiencing mental health problems.

Member organisations

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

  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

I offer an initial online introductory session at £25, thereafter sessions are £50 (online or face to face). Sessions last for 50 minutes.  

All fees to be paid beforehand by bank transfer.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime appointments are currently online only. Latest evening appointment is 8pm.

Further information

It’s important that you find a counsellor who is right for you and that you feel comfortable with, and it may be that you’ve never had counselling before, so the first session is more of an introduction – a chance for you to talk about your reasons and goals for counselling, for me to tell you about the way I work, and for you to ask any questions. You don’t have to decide immediately if you want to work with me, I would encourage you to have a think about if I feel like the right fit for you before booking any further sessions.

Peterhouse Community Centre
122 Forest Rise
London
E17 3PW

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Kellie Bannister

Kellie Bannister