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Kalpna Turner MBACP

West Malling, ME19
07376 712085 07376 712085
West Malling, ME19

About me

Covid-19 - UPDATE

Covid-19 has brought with it many uncertainties however, I am still here as a counsellor to help you. Please see below in my Further information section, where I have expanded on the difficulties and problems that the pandemic has caused.

I am currently holding my sessions remotely, via Zoom, WhatsApp video call and telephone.

My aim is to help you through challenging times when life can leave you feeling unhappy and unsure about yourself. As you go through life, you may find you lose yourself as you experience obstacles or setbacks. You might forget self-care as you focus on those around you instead of your own needs. As a result of this, your feelings can become supressed and you need help to find your authentic self and bring harmony back into your life.

For young people, facing new and unexpected changes can be overwhelming and raise anxiety. 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, or self-harm.

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 listen sensitively to you whilst working alongside you in a safe, empathic, confidential, and non-judgemental environment. You will have the space to explore your thoughts and feelings as we work collaboratively together to empower you on your journey to discover the answers that already lie within you, so that you can make constructive choices.

My approach is relational-integrative which allows flexibility to draw on a range of therapeutic models and works well, because everyone experiences life differently making them unique. 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, expectations and challenges.

Please click here to book in your first session - I'll look forward to working with you!

Training, qualifications & experience

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.

I am 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.

Qualifications

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
● Neglect
● 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

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.

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Fees

Fees £45 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Further information

During the pandemic, you may have experienced a bereavement. Added to this grief, you may have been left with a mixture of feelings around not being able to be with your loved ones in their final moments. Maybe you were unable to give your loved one the ending you hoped for, or follow your cultures rituals and traditions.

Collaboratively, we can work through this journey together unpacking the feelings that you have been left with.

Please click here to book in your first session - I'll look forward to working with you!

West Malling
ME19

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Gujarati

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

Availability

I work Monday to Friday and on Saturday mornings.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Kalpna Turner MBACP

Kalpna Turner MBACP