Kelly Baker - MBACP Bsc Hons Dip
Like many people at some time in their lives, you’re possibly reading this as you're having some kind of difficulty and want that to change. Just by getting to this stage, you have made the first step toward seeking the help and support you might need. I have experience in helping people who are having troubles following a bereavement as well as those experiencing anxiety or depression due to relationship or family difficulties. I have also helped people who have problems with self-esteem or just the sense that life is uncertain and not working out how they had hoped.
I support people through life’s tough times so that they can feel themselves again. Some clients say they feel more confident in their relationships and at work having identified the unwanted obstacles that were holding them back.
You might have thought about talking to someone close to you but worry about burdening them or that they may judge you. It doesn’t matter what brings you to counselling, my approach will be to make you feel comfortable enough to share what’s on your mind at your own pace.
Since the Covid-19 crisis, you may be longing to get back to the relationships and way of life you have missed during the restrictions. On the other hand, you may have enjoyed lockdown and want to think about how to avoid the anxiety you experienced beforehand and build a new way of life that’s right for you.
How can psychodynamic counselling help me?
Through building a trusted therapeutic relationship we can work together to explore your life experiences and how they may be affecting you.
Psychodynamic Counselling is a collaborative process, working closely together to identify who you really are and understanding how your life experiences have shaped how you may be feeling today.
How long will I be coming for counselling?
I offer open-ended counselling so that you can come for as long as you are finding it useful. I also offer short-term counselling if you are unsure that open-ended is right for you or if you just have one thing that's troubling you.
How will I feel after counselling?
Everyone is different, but by understanding and managing your anxieties, you can feel more peaceful and better able to make decisions.
After counselling many clients tell me that they feel more robust and less overwhelmed when difficulties arise.
Also, you may feel more accepting of your thoughts and feelings.
How soon can sessions begin?
An initial online session can be booked soon after you contact me.
For the foreseeable future, our sessions will be online video call for 50 minutes, once a week.
What can I expect in a session?
We sit together and you talk about what you want to share at your own pace.
Sometimes you may talk about everyday things and other times, deeper more personal thoughts and feelings may come up. Everything can be useful.
You will be able to ask any questions at all - there are no right or wrong questions and no topic is off limits. I will explain how psychodynamic counselling may be able to help you and we can set out how we plan to go forward.
What do I do next?
If you think you'd like to work with me or if you'd just like to have an initial chat (free of charge) to figure this out, drop me a message and we can sort out a time that's good for you. Just click the green "Message Me" tab underneath my photo.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling - The Counselling Foundation
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling – The Counselling Foundation
- BSc Hons in Social Psychology – Loughborough University
- I work as a Counsellor for a reputable Counselling Centre in North London
- I have also trained in the areas of disordered eating, bereavement and building resilience and self-esteem
- I am a Registered Member of the BACP (MBACP) and abide by their Code of Ethics.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with