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BA(Hons) PGDip MSc MBACP

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.

Training, qualifications & experience

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

As well as private practice, 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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£65.00 per session

Additional information

£30 for an initial30min 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.

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2

London, London, W1W

Type of session

Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults

Key details

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