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Kerry Courtney MBACP, NCS Accred. Reg., BA (Hons), PG Adv Dip.

Bangor, BT19 7QT
07860 650779 07860 650779 Registered / Accredited

About me

Everybody goes through times in their life that feel too hard to manage. Everyday life can seem overwhelming and sometimes our own identity and self-worth can get lost in the chaos. Counselling is just another tool where you can explore your questions, fears and goals in order to understand what you need and how to get there.  No issue is ever too small.  If your situation and feelings are overwhelming you, they are important.

I offer confidential counselling to young people aged 16 and over and adults.  I am experienced in creative play with children and young people and I also incorporate psycho-education into my sessions, to help bring understanding to your mental health concerns.

During our initial meeting (the assessment), we will explore your background; past and present issues; the reasons that brought you to counselling; and what you would like to gain from your counselling experience.  I understand that going into an unfamiliar situation can make most of us feel anxious, therefore I will explain the process from the beginning and I will give you space to share with me, what you feel comfortable sharing.

Whilst I am back to offering face to face counselling, I appreciate that many people feel anxious stepping out of their homes during COVID-19.  Therefore I am able to offer telephone and online counselling during this time.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training:

I began my counselling training in 2007, gaining a degree in Humanistic Counselling Practice, before completing my Post-Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People.  I gained my certificate in Complex Trauma and Childhood Abuse in 2017.

Qualifications:

  • Cert. in Complex Trauma & Childhood Abuse (NCS Accred.)
  • Level 5 Post-Qualifying Diploma Counselling Children & Young People
  • Bachelor of Arts Humanistic Counselling Practice
  • N.C.S Accred. Registrant
  • B.A.C.P Member
  • Access NI Enhanced Clearance Cert. 2018

Experience:

I have been working as an Integrative Counsellor for the last 10 years.  I have counselled in a community-based setting, primary and post-primary school setting, participated in telephone counselling and currently work in private practice.  I have gained approx. 2,000 hours of post-qualified counselling practice.

I have worked first-hand with women and children affected by domestic abuse; families in kinship foster care; families affected by ongoing mental health issues within the home; homelessness and drug misuse.  As well as my private practice, I am currently working with Mental Health Hospitals around the UK monitoring patient safety and good practice from staff.

What I offer:

  • Individual counselling to all ages, using the Integrative Approach
  • Gradual Exposure and 'Rapid Rewind Technique' to help treat PTSD, panic attacks, phobias and abuse
  • Mental Health Workshops for adults
  • Group Work Programmes for children and young people

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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.

National Counselling Society

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

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

Individual Counselling:

Assessment: £20 (part of this assessment can also be completed via phone call if you are a parent referring your teenager)

Ongoing sessions after assessment: £40 per 50 minutes session

Mental Health Workshops:

I provide workshops for organisations, working with staff and service users.

Contact me for further details on fees, availability and topics.

12 Balloo Avenue
Bangor
BT19 7QT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Appointments available between 0930-1800 on:

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Kerry Courtney MBACP, NCS Accred. Reg., BA (Hons), PG Adv Dip.

Kerry Courtney MBACP, NCS Accred. Reg., BA (Hons), PG Adv Dip.