Kerrie McCullough Counsellor/Play Therapist MBACP Registered
I work online via Skype and telephone at present due to present conditions. When it is safe to do so I will offer face to face work again as well as online and telephone support. I work with adults, young people and children. I have been practising as a therapist since 2002. I am dual trained in counselling and play therapy. My aim when working with clients is how can I help facilitate a safe space where change, growth and healing can happen. I work integratively using different methods but coming initially from a person centred approach. My aim is to help empower the individual so they have a very active part in their therapy. This is really important to me as a practitioner and to the healing process. Adults and children can both benefit from a talking therapy and a creative therapy. Due to me being trained in shamanism I am also open to the transpersonal aspects of therapy also.
The creative therapy is very powerfull to help work with issues that are deep in the subconcious and difficult to access through talking. The creative piece of work can act as a holding safe space for unexpressed feelings and thoughts. I use meduims such as sandtrays and objects, clay, creative visualisation, art/crafts and music. I worked as a senior counsellor for many years offering in house therapy to staff, I have worked as a children's counsellor at charities and at a rape and sexual abuse support centre. I work currently with children and young people in schools and I also work in private practice with adults.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP accredited Diploma in Counselling at Salford University
Basic Certificate in Counselling - School of Personal Development - Liverpool
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling-School of Personal Development-Liverpool
Expressive Therapy Certificate - Tenemos/Natalie Rogers and Tessa Sturrock
Learning Mentor training-STEPS programme, Bootle
Camp Counsellor Training-Camp America
Training in Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Self Harm, Domestic Violence and Trauma
Child Protection Training- RASASC Warrington
Child Protection Training- Warrington Borough Council
Emotional Freedom Technique Certificate-UK School of Therapy
Working with Young People-PCSS Manchester
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Stress Management- Pebblestones Wirral-BEST clinic
Post Traumatic Stress workshop-Seeds of Happiness workshop
Shamanic Practitioner Apprenticeship- Vision Voyages
PTUK Certificate in Therapeutic Play
PTUK Diploma In Play Therapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work on an integrative basis. I prefer to base my approach on client needs and treat my client on an holistic basis. I also work using the creative arts.
Various depending on need and if it is on a one to one basis or group work. I also offer student discounts.