Kerry Hulbert

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Reading, Berkshire, RG4
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About me

I offer confidential Counselling and Play Therapy to young people and children from the age of 6.

With young children my approach is creative where the child can choose to draw or express themselves symbolically with puppets or with a selection of chosen miniatures in the sand tray. There are also opportunities to choose activities that involve imaginative play using sound and movement. Play therapy is a useful way for children to express themselves and to process feelings in a way that is safe and non - verbal.

For the young person who is struggling to make sense of challenging thoughts and feelings, counselling is an opportunity to talk about what's on  their mind in a confidential and non - judgemental space. Conversations with a caring professional can provide alternative perspectives and insights that bring clarity and understanding, strength and authenticity to how they perceive themselves and in how they interact with others.

My counselling work is founded on the person-centred principles of unconditional acceptance and empathy alongside an integrative approach that incorporates Psychodynamic understandings and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) techniques. However, each client is different and it is this uniqueness that guides the work we do together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Nurse and a Midwife and qualified as a Therapeutic Counsellor at Buckinghamshire College in Amersham. I then completed a Play Therapy Post-Grad Certificate with Play Therapy UK accredited through Leeds Beckett University followed by a Specialist Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People and am currently completing accredited training in working holistically with the whole family. I have experience counselling children in both junior and senior school and currently work, alongside my private practice, as a school counsellor at a senior school in Oxfordshire.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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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£60.00 per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Sunday availability.

Further information

I have an Enhanced Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS), extensive Safeguarding and Child Protection Training and hold a current First Aid Certificate. As a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor and Play Practitioner, I adhere to the Ethical Framework of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in line with current data protection regulations (Data Protection Act, 2018).

My CPD (Continuous Professional Development) learning record is extensive and I receive weekly clinical supervision with an accredited and experienced psychotherapist and supervisor.

Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Kerry Hulbert
Kerry Hulbert