Kelly Stevens (MBACP)
A warm welcome to you.
Sometimes in our life we find ourselves in situations that can be distressing. We may find ourselves stuck in patterns of distress or overwhelmed by daily life. Reliving traumatic experiences may impact our daily life beyond manageable means. This is where counselling may help alleviate your discomfort. I offer a warm, safe environment where your experiences can be explored with no judgement.
My core approach is Person-Centred, however I draw upon the influences of other models to provide an integrative approach. Aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic theory can be brought to offer effective support. Mindfulness work and relaxation also makes up part of my work using a variety of tools and methods.
I am experienced in working with a wide variety of issues including anxiety, depression, self harm and suicidal thoughts, OCD, addiction, bereavement and personality disorders.
I also have extensive experience in working with survivors of sexual abuse, rape and domestic violence. This includes control and emotional abuse. This includes work on self-esteem, confidence building and empowerment.
Often, taking the first step in reaching out for help seem the most difficult. Please feel free to call or email me for an informal chat. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence. A warm welcome awaits.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and undertake regular CPD training to ensure I am aware of recent developments within the field.
Provision of Certificates, Training, Insurance details and DBS disclosure available upon request.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Therapeutic Counselling BA (Hons)
- FdA Counselling and Psychotherapy
I have vast experience of working with various mental health concerns, including Dementia. Training and qualification in this area include
- Best Practice in Dementia Care
- Certificate in End of Life Care
- Mental Health Problems
- Common Health Conditions
I am also trained to level 1 in British Sign Language (BSL).
Further Training / CPD
Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-Harm
Trauma and the Body: Dissociation and Somatisation
Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing
CPA Enriching Lives – Understanding and Connecting with Service Users
CPA Enriching Lives – Practical Approaches to Supporting Service Users
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£30 per Counselling session
£25 per Counselling Student session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have availability on a Thursday and Saturday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|