Rita Kennedy

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Registered MBACP Ad Dip CP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Chelmsford, Essex, CM2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Every person's experiences and responses are unique. My supportive role constantly adapts to the changing needs of the individual. I offer a warm and friendly space to talk, where you can be really listened to. My role is not about telling you what to do. I work with you to explore your thoughts and feelings. Counselling will bring deeper understanding, growth, and inner resources to move forward.

I am a professional counsellor with a National Counselling Society accredited training. My approach centres around psychodynamic, person centred and humanistic forms of counselling, but I am also trained in Integrative methods, so that counselling can be tailored to suit your needs.

I increased my skills with couples through a six-month training focussing on Couple Dynamics and Relationships.

I work from home in a private room. My practice is in Moulsham, close to central Chelmsford.

An initial meeting is arranged, to discuss your requirements. This does not commit you to further counselling, but, if you wish to proceed, further sessions can be arranged, for as long as you feel it is useful to you.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) bound by its ethical guidelines for good practice. I am fully insured.

Training, qualifications & experience

Cert HE Counselling & Counselling Skills

Birkbeck College (London University)

Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy Ad Dip CP

Course accredited by the National Counselling Society & Royal College of Nursing

Couples & Relationship Dynamics Course

Pastoral Care short courses
Bereavement workshops
Empathic Anger Management, a radical new approach to anger management that helps you address the underlying issues

Experienced in working with clients dealing with bereavement, loss, depression, anger, low self-esteem, relationships, divorce, family difficulties, and many other changes and challenges.

I work in bereavement counselling at a hospice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£40.00 per session

Additional information

My fee is £40 per session [50 minutes] for individuals; £50 for couples.

When I work

Currently happy to take on new clients

Chelmsford, Essex, CM2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

My counselling room is ground floor, but there is one small step to get up to get into the house from the driveway.