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Adv. Dip. Couns MBACP | Women's Counsellor

About me

Hello, my name is Kellyanne and I specialise in working specifically with Women.

I understand it can feel daunting to seek support with a personal challenge and taking that first step isn’t easy - but sometimes you want to be heard, really heard, to have someone to talk to and be listened to without being judged or told what to do.

Every woman I work with is unique and no single approach suits all people or issues. I use both person-centred and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) approaches, this is often described as an 'Integrative' approach.

If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or upset, why not send me a message and we can arrange a day/time that suits to have an informal chat about what’s going on for you just now. I will listen, ask questions and try to understand what life means for you.

I am a BACP registered counsellor with over 13 years experience working in a variety of areas within the NHS. Accredited by the Foundation for Infant Loss and Qualified in both Person Centred & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Typical Areas of focus:
Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Family Issues, Feeling Sad, Low self-esteem, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Stress, Suicidal Thoughts and more...

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • BACP registered counsellor
  • Qualified Online and Telephone Counsellor
  • Solution Focussed Therapy
  • Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss (Foundation for Infant loss)
  • Mindfulness for stress reduction (Dorset Mindfulness Centre)
  • Working creatively with bereaved children (Mosaic)
  • Level 3 Safeguarding children (LSCB)
  • Conflict resolution (NHS Trust training)
  • Therapeutic engagement (NHS Trust 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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety | Life events | Change of circumstance | Pregnancy | Fertility | Trying to Conceive | Depression | Hysterectomy | Menopause | Endometriosis | Decision Making | Assisted Pregnancy / IVF | Unplanned Pregnancy | Ectopic Pregnancy | Rainbow Pregnancy Support | Bereavement & Loss | Infant Loss | Termination of Pregnancy | Pregnancy Loss | Ante & Post Natal Depression

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Committing to therapy takes courage and to help with that first step, I offer every woman a free no obligation introductory session. If you get in contact, I will get back to you to within a few hours to find a suitable time to speak.

This first session is an opportunity to ensure that I'm the right person to support you, for you to ask any questions and ensure you are comfortable with my ways of working. This is a no pressure appointment for us to explore the reasons that have brought you to seek counselling and lasts up to 30 mins.​

Individual Sessions

  • Initial assessment - Up to 30mins - Free
  • Regular session - 50mins - £50
  • Concession (as agreed) - £30

When I work

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I offer sessions during the day, evenings and weekends.

Further information

​Availability

I offer sessions during the day, evenings and weekends. Please get in touch to enquire about current availability.

48 Willis Way, Poole, Dorset, BH15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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