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About me

Hi, I am a Person- centered and CBT counsellor. I have been a therapist for 8 years. I love the work I do with clients and enjoy meeting new clients and getting to know them. I am genuine and bring my own personality to the counselling room. What is explored in the counselling room is entirely up to you. I place great importance on allowing you the freedom to look at any or every facet of your life, from the earliest memories to the present day.

I am here to listen to you and support you through dark times. You are the expert of your life experiences and I want to know what that's like for you.

My philosophy... "Life Matters" - All my clients matter to me, you are important to me and I hope you experience this as well. No one should suffer on their own.

TAKING STEPS

If you have decided to seek therapy then feel proud! Taking steps to see a therapist can be very daunting, but what I do is offer you a relaxed environment where you are able to talk through issues you are experiencing. I want all my clients to feel safe in an accepting and non-judgemental space. This is why I offer a 20 min call so you can decide if I am the right therapist for you

What is counselling?

Counselling is for you to talk through issues you are going through. Over time you will come to understand that the sessions become a place where you can talk about anything and it doesn't go out of the therapy room.  I will never make a person talk about anything which makes you uncomfortable. My clients direct the session. I am here to offer you support and understanding. A person will start to change to who they really want to be. This gives a person the freedom to be who they want to be and do what they want to do. Becoming a fully functioning being is the greatest feeling!!!

CBT focuses on challenging and changing behaviours, improving emotional regulation an the development of personal coping strategies that targets solving current problems. The Person-Centred therapy approach which I use also, deals with the ways in which a person perceive themselves consciously. You will become self aware. You will understand the reasons for reactions you have experienced.

Location

I am  based in Stevenage, where I have my own private practice. There is a driveway for parking and a bus route from the town centre. My private practice is a 3 minute walk from the peartree shops.

To book an appointment you can call me , text me or email me and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

I also welcome Student Counsellors who need support, understanding and help in dealing with the pressure of college and issues that will come up on a weekly basis.

I work monday to Friday, daytime and evenings

I offer a 20 min call before we start sessions, this is free

Training, qualifications & experience

Introduction to training

  • Level 3 ABC Awards In Counselling Skills
  • Level 4 Diploma ABC Awards Therapeutic Counselling
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Training
  • BACP Registered
  • level 3 CBT

I have experience working with police officers who experience trauma, over worked, low tolerance, no motivation or family issues.

I have experience working with children aged 14 upwards, areas of issues include

  • Bullying
  • Low self esteem
  • Issues at home
  • Pressure of exams
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Mental health
  • Depression
  • Self harm
  • Eating disorders.

For 2 years I worked at The Womens Centre. Areas of issues I covered included

  • Depression
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, financial)
  • Childhood abuse
  • Low self esteem
  • Child attachment issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Addictions
  • Past issues
  • Trauma
  • Affairs
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks.

I have a facebook page "Counselling in Stevenage" where I write about abuse, what therapy is about, and about myself, you can always message me there with any questions.

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

£35.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I am available Monday to Friday, during the day and I also offer evening slots as well which are carried out via zoom if you would like 5pm onwards. Face to face is carried out during the day only.

I also offer telephone therapy which is successful. 

One to One counselling session £35 (1 hour)

ON-Line is £35 for 1HRS payments to be paid before each session

Telephone therapy £25 for 1hr

  • Student Counsellors offers apply

Young people (14yr - 18yr) do have a shorter session, this depends on age and developmental stage, the fee is £25 for 35-45 minute session.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to friday

Further information

My approach to therapy is Person-Centred which is based on the theory that is non-directive. I will not tell you what to do, I believe that every individual has the potential and ability to make the right choices for themselves, regardless of my own values, beliefs and ideas.

I work to understand my clients experience from their point of view. I value my clients in all aspects of their humanity, while aiming to be open and real, helping a client to feel accepted and to better understand their own feelings. Over time a client will be able to reconnect with their inner values and a sense of self worth.

Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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Kellie Giunta Reg MBACP

Kellie Giunta Reg MBACP