Kerry Deakin

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Advanced Dip. Psych. Couns. BSc (Hons) Psych. Reg. MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Redruth, Cornwall, TR15
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I help and support people in making sense of themselves, and their situations, both at home and at work. We can explore relationships with family members and partners. Together we can work through stressful situations which may be causing fear and unhappiness. Coping with difficulties can be very hard, particularly if you are feeling alone and unwell. I am able to provide a safe and confidential space, from which a trusting relationship may develop. Talking about issues relieves stress and pressure, and may reduce feelings of anxiety, depression and isolation.

I support people through either short- term counselling or long-term therapy. I understand that many problems people face in adulthood are because of negative childhood experiences and traumas. I work psychodynamically to address childhood issues and help clients understand where their unhelpful negative thinking, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, guilt and anger may come from. With this awareness comes the knowledge that people have a choice, and can make the necessary changes to lead happier more successful lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling and am a Registered Member of the BACP. I also have a degree in psychology. I have many year's experience working with clients. I have qualifications in Parent and student Support within schools.

I worked for many years supporting clients within a leading charity, who had suffered abuse (sexual, emotional, psychological, physical, financial), both as a counsellor and group facilitator. I have worked in schools, supporting both students and parents who were experiencing difficulties. For example, helping promote healthy relationships (both at school and at home) and raising self-esteem and confidence to increase school attendance. I also ran workshops, including raising awareness of anti- bullying.

I now work with a lot of clients offering Solution-focused Therapy. This means working collaboratively with the client to understand what their goal is, and using their strengths to devise strategies to find a solution for their problem. This is usually brief therapy as it focuses on finding a solution to a particular problem. This can be very effective and does not dwell on past problems, and can also be more affordable as positive results can be achieved in a few sessions.

I do also work longer-term with clients who wish to understand and process issues and difficulties being experienced in adulthood that have arisen from adverse childhood experiences.

I am experienced working with addictions, as this is a common coping strategy in abusive relationships.

I attend regular training to keep up to date with my skills and knowledge, including mental health, addictions, and suicide awareness. I also attend regular supervision which allows me to work both effectively and healthily.

Member organisations

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


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees are currently £40 per sixty minute session, although I do offer concessions for low incomes, students and keyworkers.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday - Friday day and evening appointments Saturday- morning appointments

Pool, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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