Natalie Kerr BSc Hons, FdSc, MBACP, MNCS (Accred)

Natalie Kerr BSc Hons, FdSc, MBACP, MNCS (Accred)

Raceview Road
Ballymena
BT42 4HU

07482 863731

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About me

Some people come to counselling for specific issues, others because they just don’t feel right. Perhaps you are having difficulty talking to friends and family, whatever the reason I am here to help. Making the decision to come to counselling can be daunting, but it is a positive step to gaining insight and understanding, and finding a better path.

I am just two miles from the centre of both Ballymena and Broughshane, with easy access to Belfast and Coleraine.

About Me

I trained as a counsellor after attending counselling myself and seeing first hand the benefits of it. I trained in a Doctors surgery, a local secondary school and with ChildLine to help gain experience working with different ages, different issues and modalities of counselling. This means I have experience counselling face-to-face, online and via telephone. Although I continue to work within a GP surgery and school setting, I also work within private practice.

I believe we are all individual and therefore my approach to working with any issue will differ from client to client. I will work with you in a manner best suited to you using techniques and theories from many different types of counselling.

Could counselling help?

Sitting in a relaxed and comfortable room, overlooking green fields can help calm you. The confidential nature of counselling means you can talk about things you might not feel comfortable talking about with anyone else.

With training and experience in counselling children, adolescents and adults, I can help with a range of issues.

Counselling can help with many issues, some of which are:

  • anxiety
  • generalised anxiety disorder
  • relationship issues
  • depression
  • panic disorder
  • feeling sad
  • phobias
  • family issues
  • affairs and betrayals
  • separation and divorce
  • bipolar disorder
  • seasonal affective disorder (sad)
  • postnatal depression
  • addiction(s)
  • abuse
  • personality disorders
  • bereavement
  • low self-esteem
  • child related issues
  • alcoholism
  • low self-confidence
  • stress
  • emotional abuse
  • anger management
  • depression and anxiety in children

Please call or text me today on: 07482863731

or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

Education:

BSc(honours), FdSc, Dip, Cert. - in counselling, counselling children and adolescents, Communication, forensic psychology and approaches to mental health.

Professional Membership:

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

  • registered member number 374773

National Counselling Society (MNCS Accredited)

  • accredited register member number NCS16-03505

Training:

  • Emotions and emotional disorders
  • Depression: a compassionate view
  • Woman and girls on the autism spectrum
  • Introduction to child psychology
  • Child neglect and protection awareness
  • Understanding Psychological trauma
  • Attachment in the early years
  • Parent-Teen communication
  • Bullying awareness
  • Drug, solvent and alcohol abuse counselling
  • Anger Management
  • Play therapy diploma
  • Applied suicide intervention
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Complex Grief
  • Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

Access NI cleared

Public liability and professional indemnity Insurance.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP
NCS

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Teenagers

Men

Woman with ASD

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Fees

Sliding scale fees - I understand that counselling can seem unattainable because of the cost which is why I will work with you to make sure you pay what is affordable for you. I don’t think counselling should become a financial burden.

Reduced rates for student Counsellors - Being a Student Counsellor is expensive! I offer a reduced rate of £20 per session if you are completing any counselling course.

CARD PAYMENTS ACCEPTED.

PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE ACCEPTED (please check if your private health insurance is accepted)

Further information

Testimonials

”I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I’m so glad I called Natalie, she is so easy to talk to and really helped with my anger issues.” Anon

”Very very good. A great listener.” Billy

”I’ve attended counselling before but it never seemed to help, from the first time I meet with Natalie everything came pouring out, I just felt so comfortable.” Anon

If you would like further information

Please call or text me today on: 07482863731

or click here to send me an email.

Maps & Directions

Ballymena, BT42 4HU

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Parking available

Availability

Morning, afternoons, evening and weekend appointments available.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
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