Kalpna Turner MBACP - Children, Teenagers and Adult Counselling
My aim is to help children, young people and adults through those challenging times when life can leave us feeling unhappy and unsure about ourselves. As we encounter this journey, our true self can get buried away, and we need help to find who we truly are, and bring harmony back into our lives.
The foundation to providing therapeutic healing, is the relationship between the counsellor and client. It can be the most important relationship a person has when life is overwhelming. Using a holistic approach, I will work alongside you in a safe, empathic, confidential and non-judgemental environment, to help you on your journey to discover the answers that lie within you.
Using a relational-integrative approach allows flexibility to draw on a range of therapeutic models. I have an awareness and respect for difference and diversity and the issues that may inform the counselling relationship. Additionally, I am culturally sensitive to the South Asian community and can relate to its traditions and expectations.
Counselling for children and young people
For children and young people it is not always easy to talk about worries, difficult feelings or problems because they do not always have the resources to understand or process them. This can then result in difficult or challenging behaviours coming to the surface such as anger, stress, low self esteem and confidence, anxiety, depression, attachment difficulties, self harm to name a few.
My approach when working with children and young people is to be child-led, working at their pace. Using the therapeutic process of play, art and conversation, to work through and express those difficult and sometimes overwhelming feelings. In doing so, the child will become resilient and able to use the therapeutic relationship to face the challenges that are ahead of them.
Training, qualifications & experience
Several years’ experience as a school counsellor working with Place2Be. Helping children to cope with their emotional and or behavioural difficulties using the therapeutic process of play, art and conversation.
Working at the Heart of Kent Hospice, helping patients, bereaved families and carers to come to terms with their loss, as they put new meaning to their life and relationships.
Working with MIND to help clients with a variety of issues; anxiety, addiction, depression, personality disorder, parental separation, divorce, parental support and relationship problems.
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills for Working with Children (Foundation)
Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
Workshops and Continued Professional Development
● Trauma, the Brain and Recovery
● Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self Harm
● Working in Secondary Schools
● Working with clients who have experienced Sexual Abuse
● Working with adverse childhood experiences
● Mental Health Awareness
● Working with Bereavement
● Working with children with Special Educational Needs
● Working with children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
● Working with Difference and Diversity
● Working with Metaphors
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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Fees £40 per session
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, who abides by the BACP Ethical Framework. This includes receiving regular supervision of my practice to ensure I am working effectively, safely and ethically as possible. I engage in regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and I am fully committed to enhancing my personal skills and expertise. I have professional liability insurance and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Certificate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I work during the day and evenings. I also work on Saturday mornings.
Types of client