Counselling in Bristol and Keynsham
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, working in private practice in Southville Bristol and Keynsham. My therapeutic focus is on helping individual adults being challenged by depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss or grief. The aim of our sessions is to help you have a better understanding of yourself, which in turn will help you deal with the feelings that are encroaching on your current life.
Therapy is a joint enterprise. I see the role of the counsellor as that of a confidential and compassionate collaborator, supporting you towards solutions that are not imposed by me, but come from within you.
As an integrative counsellor I use a number of approaches depending on what seems appropriate for you and your particular issues.
As a relational counsellor (not couples therapy) I draw on the dynamics which happen within the therapeutic relationship between you as a client, and me as a therapist, as a means to better understanding the relationships in your life. By understanding more about yourself, and increasing your self-awareness within a supportive and confidential therapeutic relationship, you may gain fresh insights into your life and patterns of behaviour. This will offer you the opportunity to see your concerns in a different light, and perhaps reveal to you new ways of coping.
My experience includes working with adults with a broad diversity of ages and backgrounds in the NHS sector and in private practice. I have worked with a range of issues, from depression, low self-esteem and self-confidence, early experiences, career-related stress and relationship difficulties to anxiety, parental issues and suicidal thoughts.
I have worked with many senior clients facing retirement, loneliness and ageism.
I have experience in bereavement and loss and can help with what can be a very difficult time in your life.
I offer one-to-one short and long term counselling sessions to adults, and I have daytime and evening appointments available.
I see clients at the Southville Clinic in Southville Bristol on Tuesdays from 4.30pm to 8.30pm.
I also see clients in Keynsham BS31 from Monday to Friday:
Mondays: 8am - 8.30pm
Tuesdays: 8am - 2pm
Wednesdays: 8am - 8.30pm
Fridays: 8am and 5pm
What will happen at my first appointment?
At your first appointment with me l will ask you a few questions, discuss some of the events that have brought you to therapy and look at how my services might be able to help. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions you have about counselling. In many ways, your first appointment will be straight-forward: I collect some information from you and help you determine your best options for going forward.
At the end of this initial consultation, you will be able to decide whether you would like to continue with further appointments.
For more information and FAQs, please visit my website: www.millakennycounselling.co.uk
If you would like to have an informal chat before booking, please feel free to call me on 07847 362 317.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling, Middlesex University, London
Level 3 Adv. Certificate in Counselling Skills, Kingston College, London
Level 2 Int. Certificate in Counselling Skills, Kingston College, London
As well as the above counselling qualifications, I undertake continuing professional development by attending conferences and workshops, online and in person.
I am a registered member of BACP – British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I am governed by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
BACP is the largest professional organisation for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK.
I am fully insured with Howden’s Insurance.
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
£45.00 per session
I offer an initial assessment session at a reduced rate of £25 for 50 minutes.
Afterwards I charge £45 for a 50 minute session.
Fees are payable by bank transfer.
If less than 48 hours' notice of cancellation of a session is given by you (unless in an emergency) the full fee is payable by you.
If you wish to end therapy, please let me know by giving me at least 2 weeks' notice. This is deemed important in order to have a proper ending.
Monday to Thursday: 8am-8.30pm
Parking and Transport Links for Southville Clinic:
Southville Clinic has free onsite parking at the back of the Clinic in Southville Road. There is also on street parking for 3 hours at a price of £1 an hour.
Wapping Wharf car park is located on Cumberland Road. This is directly opposite the Clinic, across the Gaol Ferry Bridge (approximately 3 minute walk).
Bike racks are available on site.
Bedminster train station is a 10 minute walk away and Bristol Temple Meads Station is a 15 minute walk.
24 stops near Coronation Road.
Buses 52/75/76/90/121/511/512/672 and N6 also stop on Bedminster Parade or East Street in Bedminster.
Parking and Transport Links for St. Ladoc Road, Keynsham:
My therapy room on St. Ladoc Road is within an easy 5 minute walk from the Keynsham High Street and 10 minutes from the Keynsham train station. As Keynsham is a small town, I can be reached on foot from all corners of Keynsham.
Parking is available in the nearby streets and in Keysham town centre public car park located behind Keynsham High Street.
Bikes can be secured to a gate in my side alley or at the back of the house.
There are regular trains from Bristol and Bath stopping at Keynsham. Keynsham train station is within an easy 10 minute walk from my therapy room.
Buses 39/178/349/A4 stop at a nearby bus stop 'Rugby Club' located only 3 minutes away.