Kerry Holliday

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MBACP, accred
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Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Going to therapy is an investment in you. Who better to invest in than yourself?

Being human, we all need support at times. It doesn't mean you've 'failed', that you're 'weak' or need 'fixing' in some way if you find yourself struggling with your mental health.

It could mean that something is misaligned in your world and you may benefit from this being explored on a deeper level, in the right conditions.

My name is Kerry and I'm a Person-Centred Counsellor (MBACP, Accred) who has been supporting people in counselling for several years, mainly through working for the NHS.

When starting to look into counseling, it can be hard to know what to look for in a counsellor and what to expect from counselling overall if you haven't been through the process before...

The counselling experience should be all about you and exploring your world as you live it. We can all benefit from having a space to acknowledge and validate how tough life can be for us as individuals, based on our own unique experiences.

The therapeutic relationship you have with your counsellor should be built on trust and mutual respect. 

The safe space counselling provides should enable you to feel empowered to be your authentic self, so you can fully explore and be heard in this.

As your counsellor, I will accept you for you... the uninhibited, genuine version of you.

What to expect from me: 

As a counsellor, I offer an open and empathic yet constructively honest and compassionate, non-judgmental interaction.

I offer a space where people can begin to feel safe enough to be able to express their unfiltered thoughts and raw feelings so we can explore them and gain deeper insight into whatever is impacting on their world.

It is important to me that from the start, you are at the forefront in your counselling experience. I will offer you the time, patience and consideration you deserve and need in your counselling journey.

I strive for the counselling process to be a collaborative effort, so I will play an active part in your exploration where needed.

Things I can help you explore:    

My main area of experience is working with Depression/low mood and I have a special interest in working low self-esteem. I also work with people struggling with mild/moderate anxiety, stress, childhood issues, relationship issues, work related issues, grief and bereavement.

Where to start?

Starting counselling can be a daunting thing to do and finding the right counsellor can be a bit of a minefield, to say the least! But it is so important you find the right counsellor for you as an individual.

If you want to see if we could be the 'right fit', I offer a no pressure, free 15 minute phone call where we can have an open and informal chat to see what your needs are and if we think we could work well together.

If I didn't feel I am the best 'fit' for your needs, with your best interest at heart, I would always be honest about this and try to point you in the direction of what may be a better option for you.

If you feel ready for counselling and want to take that first step to investing in yourself, please reach out and we can look to arrange where best to start for you.

**I always make sure I respond to any enquiry emails, so please check your junk box for my reply if you reach out. Thank you!**

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked as an NHS counsellor for several years, so I have a wealth of experience of working therapeutically both short term and longer term with adults in a therapeutic capacity.

I am fully qualified in Therapeutic Person-Centred counselling and I'm a BACP accredited counsellor.

I'm trained and qualified in the NHS approved 'Counselling for Depression' (PCE-CfD) approach, which is an evidence based therapy specifically formulated for working with depression.

As I offer online counselling, I have completed an 80 hour accredited course in delivering counselling online.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 - £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Online sessions (either phone or video call) - £45 per session.

Face-to-face sessions - £50 per session.

I can offer reduced rates for trainee counsellors, so please just ask.

When I work

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Saturday appointments are available but at a higher than advertised rate, please ask about availability.

Further information

I offer online sessions via phone or video call, or face-to-face sessions at my counselling space in Rotherham (S65).

I am fully insured and DBS checked.

Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Kerry Holliday
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