Kerry McNally M.Sc. Counselling Psychology MBACP (Accred)
We all face challenges in our lives whether brought about by long term illness, bereavement, the ending of a relationship, age related changes or even an empty nest. I have a special interest in working with you if you are experiencing difficulties during these times of transition; you may feel a loss of control over events and this could be impacting on important relationships at home and work and you may be finding it difficult to adjust.
Counselling can begin to offer some insights into how these changes are affecting your life, changes that challenge how you think and feel and may leave you feeling anxious, depressed or isolated. Being listened to and feeling understood has always been important to me and this is something fundamental to my practice. I offer a calm and supportive place for you to begin to talk about how you feel. Talking to someone who can listen without judgment or giving advice in a safe and confidential space can make all the difference.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am accredited and registered with the British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling.
I previously worked in Human Resources in South Africa before completing a Masters degree in psychology, and following an internship registered as a Counselling Psychologist with the Health Professions of South Africa. As a Psychologist my work involved supporting individuals and families who were facing challenging life events.
Over the years both in the UK and South Africa my work has involved working with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship breakdown, long term illness, bereavement, disability, trauma, age related changes and challenges.
Apart from private practice, I currently work for a cancer charity providing counselling to adults with a cancer diagnosis or those affected by cancer. I also manage and provide support for an online self guided programme for anxiety and depression through an Employee Assistance Programme.
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual sessions are £45 for fifty minutes.