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 offer effective support as individual as you are. Mindfulness work and relaxation techniques also make 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. Counselling can help build self-esteem and confidence leaving you feel empowered.
I also have extensive experience in working with survivors of abuse, this includes sexual abuse, emotional abuse, rape and domestic violence.
Often, taking the first step in reaching out for help seem the most difficult, you have taken the first step in looking at my profile. 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
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
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
£40 per Counselling session
£30 per Counselling Student session.