• Home
  • >Mandy Kerr MBACP

Mandy Kerr MBACP

Ballymena, Co.Antrim, BT42
07761959681 07761959681

About me

Are you living life to it's full... or do you feel there are certain issues or difficulties in your life holding you back? Aspire... Counselling offers one to one counselling in a private practice, situated just on the outskirts of Ballymena. I appreciate that it takes courage to seek counselling and to speak about difficulties in life, so I feel an essential part of the process is to offer you a caring, confidential and safe environment in which to explore and address such issues.

Aspire...to a 'New' you

Are you unhappy, looking at life and wandering where things went wrong? Maybe now is a time for reflection, a time for looking at life and where you want to go. Has your past left you with any regrets or sadness, do you feel you could have achieved more or could have been happier.      Are there issues from the past that you have been trying to forget, pushing them to the back of your mind but there always there, issues that are preventing you from moving forward in your life, and being happy.

There may be difficulties within your marriage or with a partner or maybe a family member. Or are you struggling with anxiety or depression feeling very helpless and alone not knowing where to turn.

  Being able to talk to someone, share your struggles and insecurities in a safe environment can help you get your life back on track. Aspire…Counselling desires to bring hope and positive direction into difficult situations and to help clients feel supported and safe as they make changes in their live.

              Let this year be ‘Your’ year to move forward

I offer an integrative approach to counselling, combining a number of different therapeutic approaches to cater to individual needs, enabling and supporting you to "Aspire" to your full potential. A free initial consultation session offers you the opportunity to meet me and to experience my style of working. You are under no obligation at this point to continue the counselling process.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma HE in Counselling.
OCR Certificate in Counselling.
ASIST - training  (Applied Suicide intervention Skills Training)

I am a fully qualified member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am committed to providing a professional and effective service.

I have provided counselling to pupils within the school setting and I have also worked with young people on voluntary basis for many years, which has given me a lot of experience with adolescents.

I also work in a GP's surgery, providing long term and brief therapy to clients of all ages on many different issues; helping them to talk, explore and identify certain changes they wish to make, in order to enjoy a fuller life.

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


50 minute session:  £30.00.

Reduced rates will be considered for those on low income, however this is a the therapist's discretion and can be discussed during the initial consultation.

Further information

If you wish to set up a consultation session, or would like more information please contact me using the details below:

Mobile:  07761959681
Email:  mandykerris@gmail.com


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Mandy Kerr  MBACP

Mandy Kerr MBACP