Monica Kelly

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Bilingual Spanish-English Psychodynamic Counsellor
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

St. Albans AL4 & Hitchin SG5
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am a bilingual Spanish-English psychodynamic counsellor located in Hertfordshire. I offer both in-person sessions locally and online sessions to clients across the nation.

I have experience helping clients with stress, anxiety, family conflicts, divorce, loss and grief, panic attacks, depression, illness, relationship issues and dealing with life changes.

Spanish-speaking clients often find it more comfortable to express their thoughts and feelings in their native language, which can lead to a more productive and effective therapeutic experience. 

If you are a native Spanish speaker, please visit the Spanish version of my website for tailored information.

I provide a caring and compassionate space with the aim of helping you find more effective ways to resolve issues and concerns that are negatively impacting your life. 

I specialise in psychodynamic psychotherapy, a method that helps individuals enact meaningful changes in their lives. This approach delves into the root causes of current challenges, often tracing them back to unresolved past events. Many clients may not initially see the connection between past experiences and present difficulties. Through psychodynamic counselling, I guide individuals to uncover and understand these hidden influences, empowering them to achieve greater autonomy in their thoughts and actions.

Counselling offers an opportunity to slow down and step out of a busy life into a safe space created just for you. 

I am a culturally sensitive and affirming counsellor with a gentle style. I am fully committed to a strict code of ethics in line with BACP. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation Certificate in Group Analysis.                                                        The Institute of Group Analysis
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.                                                    The Counselling Foundation (BACP Accredited)
  • Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.                            The Counselling Foundation. (BACP Accredited)
  • Psychology BSc (Hons). University of Texas at Arlington

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

  • I offer a free of charge 20 minute initial consultation to answer questions and to explore the aims of therapy.  
  • Counselling sessions are held weekly, on the same day and time and will last 50 minutes, cost £60.
  • The first session, paid in advance, will last 60 minutes and cost £65. This session will be slightly more structured. We will talk about you and I will ask a few questions so that I get to know you and your situation better. 
  • Depending on your needs I offer short, or long term counselling.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Locations and Hours

Wheathampstead: Weekday afternoon and evenings and on Saturday morning.

Hitchin: Weekday afternoons 3:00PM to 4:00PM Monday through Thursday.

Further information

Face to face sessions are being held at the Wheathampstead Well-being Centre located in the same building as Brewhouse Coffee, with easy access from Harpenden, Welwyn Garden City, and St Albans. 

17-19 Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 8AN

92 Tilehouse Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2DU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Additional languages

Spanish

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Microsoft Teams
Google Meet
Monica Kelly
Monica Kelly