Kevin Westwood

Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4

About me

Hi . We are experiencing a time of stress and change right now. People had issues prior to Covid that affected them so much, so with everything else on top of it, it has amplified peoples distress even more. Just getting to this point of looking for a therapist means you’ve addressed so much already and that you wish to take the next step. To find the right counsellor you need someone that is right for you. You’re going to be talking about some sensitive and uncomfortable stuff so its about working at your pace and trying to feel as comfortable as possible in a difficult situation. That is where the counselling relationship has to be right. Its knowing your safe and can discuss anything and know there's no judgement, no opinions or anything but support.

I am a qualified Intragrative counsellor so I'm trained in psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive behaviour therapy, Gestalt, Person Centred and Mindfulness.I have a Bachelor of science degree and Diploma in Higher education, both in Therapeutic counselling which I studied at Leeds Beckett University. This teaching of the various theories and psychology added to my own life experiences to give me the ability to address a vast array of issues people experience. I am also a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

For me, counselling is a vocation not a job. My own personal experiences and my counselling training has enabled me to understand myself better and my patterns of behaviour. It has also taught me counselling is an effective tool at giving understanding and obtain the skills to change and allow growth within us. My passion for counselling motivates me to always keep learning and understanding a person’s behaviour and thought process. To be able to apply coping mechanisms for the client to help create a positive way to help with their issues and discard the negative behavioural patterns we can adopt.

I work with clients of all ages, adolescents and adults. I treat each client individually as I understand everyone is unique and needs specific therapy appropriate to them.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma of Higher Education in Therapeutic Counselling. Leeds Becket University.

Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Counselling. Leeds Beckett University.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training.

Training in:

  • Counselling the SEN Client.
  • Understanding Transgender.
  • The Role of Body and Brain in Trauma.
  • Prevent Training.
  • Working Creatively with Grief.
  • Getting the Most from Supervision.
  • Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect-Core V7.
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness Including CAADA DASH.
  • Forced Marriage 7 honour Based Violence.
  • Safeguarding Everyone Protecting Children, Young People & Adults at Risk.
  • Introduction to the Autism Spectrum.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

The session are 1 hour long with a fee of £40

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Due to covid I am only able to do phone Counselling or video call to help my client feel comfortable as possible at this point in time

Further information

I offer a free consultation to chat about what the client needs from counselling and how we can satisfy those needs

Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF4

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Kevin Westwood

Kevin Westwood