Kerri Wright MA, MEd, BSc (Hons) UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
Hi, my name is Kerri and I may be able to help you.
It is not easy reaching out to ask for help, but if you are looking on here then you have already taken an important first step in listening to yourself and what you need. You may be feeling depressed, anxious or be having difficulty with a relationship. Or you may wish to talk to someone outside of your family and friendship group about something you are struggling with. Whatever it is that has brought you here to seek counselling, I would be happy to hear from you.
I am a qualified psychotherapist and offer counselling in my private practice in Exmouth. I have over 10 years’ experience supporting people with a range of issues and have worked in the NHS, private and voluntary organisations providing counselling support.
I offer face-to-face sessions in my practice and am following government guidance in ensuring your safety during our sessions (please see my website for detailed COVID-19 guidance I am implementing). Should you feel uncomfortable meeting in person, then I also offer online counselling using the online platform zoom, or telephone counselling.
Our sessions would be 60 minutes long and would allow you the space and time to explore what is troubling you in a calm and supportive environment.
I would meet with you initially for a meeting so you can experience what having counselling with me would be like and for us to explore what support you may need. There is no obligation for you to see me again after this session if you don’t want to.
Please feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss counselling or the support you might need with me further, before taking the step to arrange an initial meeting.
Please also check with your employer and/or health insurance to see if you may be eligible for counselling to be paid for through your insurance or your employer’s Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).
I welcome email enquiries and am happy to answer any questions or queries you might have about starting counselling with me,
Whatever you decide, I wish you well on your journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist (MA).
I have over 20 years experience working in healthcare and healthcare education before training as a psychotherapist. I have practised as a counsellor in NHS, private and voluntary organisations for over 10 years:
- Bereavement counsellor at a local hospice
- Counsellor for a London LBGTQI+ organisation
- Counsellor in an Occupational Health department at a London Hospital
- Honorary psychotherapist in a trauma therapy team at a local NHS service.
- Counsellor in an Occupational Health counselling and trauma team for a large London organisation.
I have a private practice in Exmouth where I offer counselling and psychotherapy in a calm and supportive environment.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have personal experience of adoption and the issues faced by adopted parents and their children.
My fees are £45 for a 60 minute session.
Initial meeting fees are also £45.
I am committed to providing accessible counselling for people who need this and therefore do have some low cost sessions available. The minimum fee for low cost counselling sessions is £20. Please clearly state that you are looking for low cost counselling in your initial inquiry.
I am also an affiliate counsellor for Workplace Options and Validium Employee Assistance Programmes. If your employer uses one of these EAPs then you maybe able to have sessions with me paid for through your EAP. Contact your work EAP counselling service and request to be referred to me
You may also be able to use your private insurance to pay for your therapy. I am a recognised practitioner for the following insurance companies: AXA PPP healthcare, VitalityHealth, AVIVA and Aetne Global.
If you have an insurance policy with any of these companies please contact your Personal Advisory Team before arranging any counselling to confirm eligibility. Your insurance company can then check the details of your plan and give authorisation information, which you can then pass on to me to commence therapy.