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About me

Due to the current pandemic and social distancing measures I am offering video sessions via Zoom for clients who are distancing or quarantined. I am accepting new clients and offer concessions for Key Workers and low income groups

In my experience, Talking Therapy offers you a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings, with no judgement or expectations. It opens up the potential for understanding current or past experiences and how this may impact you, allowing the potential for development and change.

Although accessing Talking Therapy can be emotionally challenging, my aim is to work with you to provide the opportunity to work through your life events at your own pace and find your own answers. As a qualified Person Centred therapist, I provide a non-directive approach to help find the resilience within you, by putting you in the centre and empowering you to lead the sessions. It is my hope that you are able to focus on your reflections in order to promote lasting change.

My room is a space to step away from the busy world and focus on yourself and any issues that are concerning you. Life events can cause distress and crisis. Through the counselling process we can work through the impact and effects of this in order to get you to a place where you feel able to deal with the emotional and psychological impact and get back on track with living your own life in your own way.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling concepts
  • Diploma Counselling Children and Adolescents
  • Bsc Psychology and Criminology
  • Introductory Transactional Analysis
  • Introductory CBT
  • Child Protection Lead
  • Child Bereavement
  • Various CAMHS training workshops - Introduction to Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Self Harm, Eating Difficulties, working creatively.

Currently I am working as a school counsellor offering support to 11 – 16 year olds. Prior to this I have over 2 years experience as a volunteer counsellor at The Marketplace, Leeds. In my previous role I worked with young people and their families understanding offending behaviours.

I have experience with a range of challenges such as bereavement, anxiety, depression, relationships, domestic violence, abuse, and trauma.

I have experience working with parents helping them to understand their child and behaviours to develop a healthier relationship and to provide deeper insight into how to care for them and themselves.

Transitions and changes are particular areas of interest, with any change there is loss and uncertainty. Having a space to process these changes can assist in ongoing developments.

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

  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

I understand accessing counselling can be emotionally challenging. I offer a free 30 min consultation, either on the phone or face-face, to explore if this is the right option for you.

I offer a discount rate for those studying or working within education and a Blue Light card discount.

The sessions are 50 min and can be flexible to meet the needs of your lifestyle. I offer both long and short term counselling.

The cost of the sessions are £35.

Availability

Weekday and Evening appointments available.

Further information

I work with both adults and young people (from the age of 13 with parental consent) based in my own therapy room in Morley, Leeds. The venue is easily accessible by bus and provides on street car parking. The local train station is a short walk away.

Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS27

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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Kelly Cawood MBACP

Kelly Cawood MBACP