Hi I’m Kerry and I understand that being human isn’t always easy. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or exhausted? Perhaps you are struggling to cope with a traumatic event or generally finding life unmanageable at the moment? Counselling can help to unpick why we are feeling the way we are, helping us to understand ourselves and our lives better. I believe this is gained through looking at the whole picture of our life; our emotions, thought and behaviour patterns, our bodies, relationships and spiritual life (where relevant).
My counselling approach is warm and friendly allowing you the space and time to explore the issues that have led you to counselling. Together we can face any challenging emotions, difficult decisions and life-changing events in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. Exploration often leads to greater awareness and self- acceptance, enabling us to be who we want to be in our life and relationships. Therapy can lead to the understanding, healing and outcomes that you are looking for, helping you to become ‘unstuck’ and able to choose healthy ways of dealing with life’s challenges and live well. I believe that counselling really can and does change the effects of the past, help us live meaningfully and freely in the moment and helps create the future we would wish for ourselves. I am experienced in working with people with a wide range of needs and often complex issues and see it a privilege to journey with you as you discover the answers within. My Integrative training enables me to tailor proven effective therapy to you as an individual. My work can be either short or long term depending upon what best suits each individual need. Not only am I experienced and qualified but I bring to my work a great deal of warmth and compassion borne out of my life experience.
I understand how difficult it can be to take that initial step to contact a counsellor but hopefully I will help you to discover the benefits of doing so. If you wish to explore the possibility of working with me, please call or email to arrange an initial meeting. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have and give you further details over the telephone. If I am unable to get to the phone, please leave a message and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience. Here we can discuss what’s brought you to counselling and you can get a better feel for if counselling is what you are looking for and we can see whether or not we can work together.
Thanks for reading my profile and I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor registered with BACP. My training has been rigorous incorporating academic study and supervised clinical practice. Although I have worked in a GP practice I currently work in private practice and for a local charity. I work with adults only.
FD Integrative Counselling
Introduction in Transactional Analysis
Introduction in Cognitive Analytical Theory
AAMET Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Level 1
AAMET Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Level 2
Various training in working with Trauma: Somatisation and Dissociation
Current training: BACP accredited course Working with Children and Young People
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£35 per session