Hi, my name is Kerrie McLaughlin, I run a small counselling practice offering a one-to-one adult counselling service to clients within Sutton Coldfield and the surrounding area.
My practice seeks to support the exploration of issues such as, anxiety or depression, bereavement, stress or relationship breakdown, along with emotional difficulties and childhood issues which may be affecting your life in the present. Through my practice, I support my clients to explore their issues as a way of gaining deeper understanding, and to contemplate change, if so desired, in a way which feels appropriate to the client.
At the heart of my work, regardless of the issues lies the client, I respect the individuality of each client and offer compassion, kindness and respect. The relationship between myself and the client is an important part of the work, through this relationship a deeper understanding of the client's concerns may be achieved.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor (FD Degree in Integrative Counselling). I am also a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As a member of the BACP I fully adhere to it's standards and ethical codes.
I work using an integration of humanistic methods. A humanistic approach focuses on growth and development and encourages self-awareness whilst considering the influences of the past and present upon ongoing issues.
I integrate into my practice over 25 years experience of working with people in a variety of roles, roles which have required sensitivity, support and compassion, this being particularly pertinent when working with individuals impacted by rape and serious sexual assault.
I continue to develop my knowledge of counselling through a variety of courses, reading theoretical literature and through regular supervision. As required by the BACP my work is supervised by an experienced therapist as a way of providing insight, support, growth and challenge, thus ensuring my practice delivers the highest possible standards.
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
Sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £40 per session.
If you feel drawn to what you have read about me and my practice and decide to make contact, an initial appointment will be made. This initial session and any future sessions will take place in a private, comfortable space within my home. All sessions will last for a period of 50 minutes and will normally take place at the same time and date each week.