About me

Hi I'm Kerry

I'm a Qualified Coach-Therapist, this means I can offer you something a bit different from traditional therapy. This unique approach works well for adults 16+ experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties including anxiety and depression.

The benefit of this approach is that I can draw on a wide range of approaches, then tailor our sessions to meet your specific needs.

We can work together in a future orientated way focusing on your goals in both your personal and professional life. When needed we can pause and work therapeutically to overcome any obstacles in the present or from the past, that may be preventing you from moving forward.

I work with a wide range of clients, however, within my practice I have chosen to specialise in strengthening family relationships. This means I can support parents/carers in a unique way. By exploring ways to manage mental health and well-being, while understanding the family’s needs, It is possible to reduce the impact of mental health difficulties on children and wider family, this can improve communication and help to build stronger relationships.

If Coaching-Therapy appeals to you give me a call or drop me an email, I’m here to help.

I offer a free 30min consultation to discuss options.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PGDip Integrative Counselling and Coaching
  • BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies
  • Certificate in counselling skills for working with children (Place2be)

I currently work for MumsAid a charity supporting new mums with a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety and depression.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£65.00 per session

Additional information

Free initial 30min consultation

£65 per 50 minute session

Further information

Drawing on my own personal experiences of counselling and coaching I believe focusing on just one or the other often isn't enough for many clients. As a Coach-Therapist I am able to meet the needs of a wider range of clients.

I have been trained in, and practice the Personal Consultancy Model. Practioners that use this model view the therapy element as strengthening the foundations of a house, whereas coaching is working on the house itself. Strengthening of the foundations can provide a more stable base to build upon, coaching is the work on the building itself.

There are four stages to the model. Initially I will just listen to fully and empathically understand your situation. Then we work together to recognise any underlying issues that may have led to your current circumstances. Moving forward, we will try different approaches and experiement with tools that could help you manage and move past any underlying issues. Finally, I will support you in continuing to use these new approaches and tools to increase confidence allowing to you to move forward in your direction of choice.

The model works particularly well for parents. The framework allows for a wide range of approaches to be used by the Coach-Therapist to address the varied issues that can arise in the evolving parent-child relationship.

Our first session simply involves me listening to your story to truly understand what has led you to seek support. We will work in collaboration to create a genuine connection that will enable you progress and forge your own path.

I am currently only seeing clients online, however, please contact me if you would prefer to meet face-to-face, I'm confident I will be able to accomodate a meeting in the near future.

Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN2

London
SE1

Type of session

In person

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Kerry Carter

Kerry Carter