Kevin Westwood

Wakefield WF5 & Doncaster DN5
07732272706 07732272706

About me

My name is Kevin, I am a qualified Intragrative counsellor.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 an insight into the human psyche and how we can be affected by so much through our lives. 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 through our issues. Through this relationship we work together to give understanding, confidence and ways to see more than one path.

As well as private practice I am also Lead Clinical Director of a counselling charity. Through both 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. In the charity I am also the Complex Clients counsellor where I connect with clients with severe issues that impact on their life such as ASD, anxiety, anger management, abuse (sexual, physical, emotional), bereavement, domestic abuse, self-harm, gender identity, psychosis, suicide as well as other issues. In my roles I work with other services such as the NHS, CAMHS, Gp surgeries, social services, schools & colleges & other mental health services.

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

The session are 1 hour long with a fee of £50

North Doncaster Development Trust
High Street
Bentley
Doncaster
DN5 0AA

Ossett
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Please contact for availability

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Kevin Westwood

Kevin Westwood