Kerry Coles

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MBACP, BA (HONS), OA DIP, Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor
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Crewe, Cheshire, CW2
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About me

Hi, I’m Kerry. I am a Person Centred Counsellor (MBACP) and Domestic Abuse specialist who works within the Cheshire East area. I offer one-to-one, couples counselling through weekly sessions which can be long or short-term depending on your personal needs.

If you’re struggling with something in your life or having relationship issues that are causing you pain or making you feel uncomfortable, talking about it can help. In an ideal world, we do this with friends or family. Sometimes that doesn’t feel safe. Everyone seems to have their own agenda or we fear that they will judge us and think of us differently, if we dare to be truly open about our thoughts and feelings.

I provide a safe, confidential, compassionate and non-judgemental space for you to explore the feelings and concerns that are causing difficulty in your life. Most people experience a great relief in sharing their worries and fears with someone they can trust.

I believe that the therapeutic journey, like life, requires courage and commitment. It can be painful but it can also present powerful opportunities for growth and for the emergence of a life that's more real and more satisfying.

Our work together will support you in finding your own insights and empower you to be able to trust yourself and make your own decisions.

As well as working with adults, I work with children in both a private manner and within school settings. I am an integrative child/person centred Counsellor/Therapist. This means my counselling approach is tailored towards working with each individual child or young person and their unique set of needs. I employ a range of techniques, as well as talking, in order to encourage children and young people to express themselves creatively and safely so that they can work on the issues that they are struggling with.

Having spent 10 years as a Senior Domestic Abuse Practitioner I understand how in some situations it is the whole family who may need support to make long term changes. If you feel that a whole family package of counselling could benefit you then please feel free to contact me so that we can discuss your needs and bespoke a package just for you.

I want all of my clients to feel comfortable and confident to ask questions, share their concerns, and work in collaboration with me. I believe the best results come from working in partnership to support the well-being of the adult/child/young or family person both emotionally and socially.

If you feel ready, let’s get started and work together to make positive changes in your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling

Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People

Diploma in Relationship counselling

Certificate in Clinical and Case Supervision

Practitioner Certificate in EMDR

Certificate in Stress and Anxiety management

Certificate in Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Diploma in working with those impacted by sexual abuse

Certificate in working with couples

Certificate in Mental Health Awareness

Diploma in EFT

BA (Hons) Criminal Justice and Policing

Safe Lives Accredited Service Manager for Domestic Abuse Services

PTTLS (Teaching Certificate)

NVQ 4 Caring for Children and Young People

Personal Development in:

  • Childhood Trauma/Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Working with suicidal clients
  • Working with treatment resistant drinkers
  • Anxiety
  • Working With Trauma (including PTSD)
  • Addiction
  • Self Harm
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Management of Violence & Aggression
  • Mental Health
  • Domestic Abuse
  • MARAC Awareness
  • Eating Disorders
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Working within group settings
  • Safeguarding
  • Child Protection
  • LGBT
  • Bereavement

Accredited to deliver the following recovery interventions for those impacted by Domestic Abuse:

  • The Freedom Programme
  • Recovery Toolkit for adults
  • Recovery Toolkit for Children

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

DOMESTIC ABUSE

I am a Domestic Abuse Specialist Practitioner having spent over 10 years working within the Cheshire East DA sector, providing 1:1 and group support for both victims and perpetrators. I am able to offer intensive recovery programmes over a set number of sessions (approximately 12) dependant on your situation) in order to complete the programme on a 1:1 basis. I am not able to offer couples counselling to those where domestic abuse is classed as current but may be able to look at other options. If you wish to discuss this further then please do not hesitate to give me a call.

TRAUMA

As an EMDR practitioner and someone who has worked with emergency service workers, I have a vast amount of experience in working through both personal and professional trauma. 

SUBSTANCE MISUSE

I offer specialist counselling and support for alcohol addiction, alcohol misuse and problematic recreational drug use. I also offer support for people considering entering treatment for alcohol problems and those in recovery and maintenance stages of addiction. For more information then feel free to call me.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

All sessions £50 

Couples £90 per 1 hour session

EMDR Therapy/Trauma recovery sessions are priced at £70 (with a minimum commitment to 5 sessions - £350, sold as a programme). This price includes any additional psychotherapy that may be indicated during these scheduled sessions. 

Skype/email/telephone £60 per 1 hour session. To be paid in advance

High Risk Offenders - online only - £70 per 1 hour session

Work based counselling - If you are busy professional who struggles to make time for yourself away from the office but could possibly fit something into your lunch break then I am able to see you at your place of work if there is a suitable private room to use. If your employer wants to support you by funding your counselling, I can arrange to invoice them directly; this does not affect confidentiality.

If you'd like to meet me and discuss how we might work together, I offer a free initial consultation which lasts up to 30 minutes. This is a no obligation session which allows you to decide whether we are a good fit and can work together to make positive change in your life.

The Initial consultation is an opportunity for you explore what you would like from therapy and if you feel comfortable working with me, we will agree an initial number of sessions to start with and take it from there. Sessions last for 50 minutes and are usually at the same time every week.

When I work

Monday - Thursday,  daytime and evening appointments available

Further information

As a member of the British Association for Counsellor and Psychotherapists I adhere to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy; this means I maintain confidentiality and keep your emotional well-being at the forefront of my practice.

I offer flexible appointments during the day and evening to fit round your other commitments. I can usually see you within a week of you making contact.

I have an enhanced DBS (criminal record disclosure) certificate and am fully insured.

Crewe, Cheshire, CW2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Google Meet

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am able to offer Clinical Supervision to individual counsellors and counsellors in training, as well as to groups.

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Kerry Coles
Kerry Coles