Kelly Stevens (MBACP)

Kelly Stevens (MBACP)

Darlington
DL3

07470553599

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About me

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


Safeguarding Adults
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

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£30 per Counselling session

£25 per Counselling Student session.

Maps & Directions

Darlington, DL3

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Availability

I currently have availability on a Thursday and Saturday mornings

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme