Kelly James

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Available for new clients
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Sevenoaks TN13 & Bexley DA5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Sometimes life can seem "too much". Maybe you are feeling stuck and not sure how to move forward? If you are in a place of overwhelm, counselling can help you to talk through your feelings, explore who you are and learn to cope with the struggles that life can bring.

Maybe your child is struggling and would benefit from the support of a counsellor? 

I offer a calm and supportive space where I will listen without judgement, something which can be difficult to find when confiding in friends or family.

I work with young people aged 11+ and adults.

I have previously helped with:

  • Young Carer's
  • Exam Stress
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Relationships
  • Self-Image 
  • Chronic illness

Talk therapy can feel difficult for some people, so some creative interventions such as games, drawing, mindfulness or grounding techniques can be helpful. Fidget toys are available if they help you or your child to feel more comfortable in sessions. 

I understand what a big step it can be for some to reach out for counselling, so I offer a free 20 minute call/zoom to discuss your counselling needs, to answer any questions you may have. The initial call should give you an idea of what it will be like to work with me and to see if you feel I am the right therapist for you. I believe it is important to find a therapist you feel comfortable talking to, where a trusting relationship can be created.

I work face to face from a comfortable therapy rooms in Sevenoaks and Bexley. I also offer online counselling for people above the age of 16.

If you have any queries, please contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work with young people age 11+ and adults. 

I previously volunteered for North Kent Mind wellbeing service and co-facilitated a mindfulness group for adults.

I enjoy working with young people, I volunteered for Imago Community working with young carers and young people with disabilities, providing respite, workshops and day trips.

  • Introduction to Counselling (The Counselling Foundation)
  • Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Inter-Psyche Training Institute)
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Inter-Psyche Training Institute)
  • Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People 
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling 
  • Safeguarding Training

Member organisations

BACP
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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£55.00 per session

Additional information

  • £55 per 50 minute session

Free 20 minute phone call or Zoom consultation.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

10am-8pm Weekday’s 

9am-2pm Saturday's 

Further information

  • Registered member of the BACP
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate
  • Professional liability insurance
  • ICO registered.

Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13

Bexley, Kent, DA5

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Zoom

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Kelly James
Kelly James