Kerry O'Gorman (Diploma in Tharaputic Counselling) MBACP
I first discovered counselling when I was referred to one many years ago. The experience for me was life changing. It was one of my first relationships that valued my choices and it and me gave me the tools, knowledge and courage to make changes in my life. I believe no one will know the truth about themselves until you find it by yourself. In doing so will give you greater value and empower you to make your own choices.
Training, qualifications & experience
I gained my level 2 and 3 many years ago and then I had a break to bring up my family. I returned to college where I achieved level 4 in therapeutic counselling. During this time and to the present date I have been volunteering at the Sunflower project, counselling women who have had addictions, abuse and traumas in their lives with the aim of supporting them during their journey. I have completed many continuous personal development courses in bereavement and loss, shame, using tarot cards in sessions and the TA 101 to enhance my knowledge which keeps me up to date and will be of benefit to you too.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
In person £40 per hour Monday - Friday 9 - 5pm, £45 per hour after 5pm and weekends.
Zoom video call or telephone £35 per hour Monday - Friday 9 - 5pm, £40 per hour after 5pm and weekends.
Concessions offered for
I will ensure you will have a safe, warm, non-judgemental space in which together we can navigate and explore any feelings or difficulties that you are looking to change in your life.
Being an integrative counsellor means I will respond to your needs by pulling on different approaches to counselling that will be individual to you. I will not give advice or a list of changes that I feel you need to do to help yourself to feel better, what I will do is help you discover your own way of understanding yourself and to provide you with the tools, which will help you, make these changes.
I am able to offer in person, video call or telephone counselling.