Kelly Porch

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Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15
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About me

My name is Kelly, I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor based in Kettering.

  • Are you struggling right now? I can help you.
  • Are you struggling with depression or low mood?
  • Perhaps you would like to live a more full life and feel like you are in a better place to face the day ahead
  • Maybe you are experiencing anxiety or worrying a lot. Perhaps you would like to understand this more and develop strategies to stop?
  • Have you overcome an addiction and are struggling to move forward with your life? Have all of your emotions come back as part of your recovery and you would like somewhere to process these and move forward with your life?
  • Have you been diagnosed with a health condition and/or have chronic pain and are struggling to cope or accept the diagnosis? Perhaps it is causing you to feel depressed and/or anxious or you are feeling isolated and lonely? Maybe you like to move to a place of more acceptance, less isolation or a 'new normal'.
  • Do you have feelings of shame and would like to work through this and understand yourself more?
  • Do you struggle with low self-esteem or low self-worth?
  • Do you want to feel better about yourself and value yourself more for what you have to offer the world?
  • Do you feel stressed and overwhelmed?
  • Do you want to feel more grounded, less stressed? Perhaps you want to sleep better or practice more self-care?

I provide therapeutic counselling for all of these things and more and  I would love to work with you to help you with whatever it is that is troubling you right now.

​I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor with a lot of experience working with individuals. Unlike some agencies and organisations, counselling with me is not time-limited or restricted to a specific number of sessions - you can have as many as you want or need. Daytime and evening appointments (subject to availability).

My practice in Kettering (NN15), Northamptonshire is based in a private garden room that is fully air-conditioned/heated to provide a comfortable space for us to meet. The location is easily accessible from all of the surrounding areas to Kettering, such as Wellingborough, Corby, Northampton and Market Harborough, as I work in a location very close to Junction 8 of the A14 and walking distance from Kettering Railway Station.​ Off-road parking is available. 

What Can I Expect from a Counselling Session?

We will arrange an initial no-obligation consultation appointment that lasts up to 50 minutes at a reduced fee to a normal counselling session. This will enable us to get to know each other so that you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you and for me to get to know more about what you would like my help with.

Following this, if you decide to proceed with some sessions, we will meet regularly for 50 minute sessions (this is usually weekly or fortnightly) where I will provide a confidential service, free from judgement and with lots of understanding and empathy.

My Approach

There are many different approaches to counselling and my main approach is Person-Centered. This is a non-directive type of counselling, which means that I will not direct what we talk about, that will be your choice. The foundation for this is that I believe that nobody knows you better than you know yourself - you just may not realise it yet!

Through the counselling relationship that we develop together, we can begin to work towards you becoming more self-aware and more in control of creating the positive changes that you want to achieve.

Counselling can be either short-term or long-term – there is no limit to the number of sessions that are provided, therapy will proceed at your pace. We will have regular reviews to identify whether our sessions are meeting your needs and whether counselling continues to be necessary. You are free to end counselling at any time.

I welcome any questions, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited professional registrant of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS), The NCPS Register is recognised by the UK Government and consists of counsellors who have met specified standards for registration. Membership of this register means that I am bound by their ethical framework. 

I am a fully qualified and insured counsellor (this is important to know as counselling isn't regulated in the UK and so not all counsellors will hold qualifications or insurance). A copy of my counselling diploma certificate and insurance documents are available upon request and proof of registration is available on the NCPS website. 

In addition to my private practice, I also teach other people to become counsellors in my training centre - Northamptonshire Centre for Counselling Studies.

Previous Experience

  • Listener for Mind
  • Volunteer Counsellor at Teamwork, Kettering
  • Lead Counsellor for Moulton College
  • Counselling Tutor at Bedford College

Qualifications and Training

  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Studies
  • BSC Honours Degree in Psychology
  • OCN Certificate in Counselling Supervision
  • Pain Management Practitioner Diploma Course - Distinction
  • Sexual Trauma Training by Zoe Lodrick;
  • Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks (MindBody Breakthrough);
  • Working at Relational Depth by Mick Cooper;
  • Understanding Attachment Theory by Niki Reeves;
  • Alcohol and Drug Awareness (Aquarius);
  • Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery (PODS)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chronic Illness and Pain

Following my own diagnosis of a chronic illness, Fibromyalgia, in 2011, I was offered medical support but nothing was offered to help me to cope with the emotional and psychological aspects that will nearly always accompany a chronic illness diagnosis. I was already training to be a counsellor at this time and accessing my own personal therapeutic counselling which helped me immensely to mourn and grieve for a life I once knew, identify how I could create a 'new normal' for myself and discover meaning again. I decided that I wanted to work with others who have had similar experiences to work with them to learn to live a meaningful life with their illness(es).

I currently work for Covid-Aid providing support groups for those who are living with Long-Covid and have also delivered training in relation to living with a chronic illness for other counsellors and professionals. 

Fees

£35.00 - £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

Individuals

Initial no-obligation consultation appointment (50 minutes) - £40
Counselling session (50 minutes) - £55/sessioN

Student Counsellors

Initial no-obligation consultation appointment (50 minutes) - £35
Counselling session (50 minutes) - £50

Sessions are payable by online bank transfer

I am also a qualified clinical Counselling Supervisor for both trainee and qualified counsellors - please see separate profile for more information about this. If you would like to access supervision with me then please contact me using the details above.

Fees for Counselling Supervision

Qualified Counsellors/Other Professionals - £50/hour

Qualified Counsellors/Other Professional Group Supervision - £100/hour divided by the number of people attending. If 4 people or less, half the time of the session can be claimed towards supervision requirements. If more than 4 people, the time is divided equally between the number of group members. 

Trainee Counsellors - £45/hour pro rata

Trainee Counsellors Group Supervision - £90/hour divided by the number of people attending. If 4 people or less, half the time of the session can be claimed towards supervision requirements. If more than 4 people, the time is divided equally between the number of group members.  

When I work

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Morning
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Please contact me to check availability.

Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

If you are unable to access the first floor by stairs then let me know so we can discuss alternative options.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

Expert clinical supervision for qualified/trainee counsellors and other professionals. Online or in-person in Kettering (NN15).

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Kelly Porch
Kelly Porch