In my practice I work hard to empower my clients. I named my practice Include Counselling, not just because I want my client to include counselling into their lives, but because I feel that everyone deserves to be included into the counselling world. That is why I work hard to make my practice as accessible as possible to as many people as I can. I will work with you to accommodate your needs and provide you with a safe space.
I accept clients as they are, without judgement. As a Person-Centred therapist, I will not necessarily set you goals or give you homework. Rather, I will help you to set yourself realistic, manageable goals and give you space to explore healthy changes. You will be in charge.
I will try to understand things from your point of view. I will not try to make you feel guilty or ashamed, I will always strive to value your feelings and I will be there for you, giving you space to talk.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Undergraduate Degree in Psychology
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Therapy
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
- Over 3 years post-qualifying experience, working with adults on a 1 to 1 basis.
- In addition, I run a monthly support group for carers.
I have a wide and varied range of experience. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, abuse, self-harm, and a wide variety of other issues. I am particularly experienced in issues regarding disability, including my work with unpaid carers.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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
£35.00 per session
I charge an initial consultation fee of £20 to allow us to meet and to answer any questions you may have, with a subsequent charge of £35 per hourly counselling session. I accept payment by cash or by Paypal (payments by Paypal should be paid in advance of the session).
A little about me.
My full name is Kelly Dynes. I have always had a drive to help people in any way I can. I am passionate about my work and I love to connect with a wide variety of people. With my good sense of humour and compassionate nature I put people at ease.
I am passionate about social inclusion, particularly because I am a wheelchair user myself. I have a condition which weakens my bones, making it difficult for my legs to carry my weight. Despite this condition, I have an empowering and independent life.