Hello, I am Rob Kerley a qualified counsellor and hypnotherapist. I am a member of the National Counselling Society and National Hypnotherapy Society. I offer a number of different person centred therapies using different counselling methods. I aim to work with each client to develop an individual therapy plan.
What is Counselling?
Counselling allows people to discuss their problems and any difficult feelings they encounter in a safe, confidential environment. The term can mean different things to different people, but in general it is a process people seek when they want to change something in their lives or simply explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth.
Some of the more common problems I have successfully helped clients with are listed below (this list is by no means exhaustive) -
- generalised anxiety disorder
- panic disorder
- feeling sad
- family issues
- affairs and betrayals
- separation and divorce
- bipolar disorder / manic depression
- seasonal affective disorder (sad)
- post natal depression
Why choose me?
There is no doubt there are many experienced, knowledgeable counsellors working effectively with clients. I am passionate about counselling and have seen the incredible difference it can make to people’s lives as it has done mine.
As a counsellor I am not there to judge, or to sit you down and tell you what to do – instead I will encourage you to talk about what’s troubling you in order to uncover any root causes and identify your specific ways of thinking. I then work with you to create a plan of action to either help you reconcile your issues or help you to develop coping strategies. This will help you manage difficult situations and feelings more effectively.
Making the decision to seek counselling can be difficult for people as they may be a little fearful of what to them is an unknown. It takes courage to take the first step but the reward can be life changing and I would very much like to work with you and to help you achieve your goals.
I offer a warm and relaxed approach. This is also on a ‘risk free’ basis – if after our initial consultation you don’t feel I am the right counsellor for you I will refund my fee and you are not tied to any more sessions with me.
Testimonials from clients -
“I plucked up the courage to call Rob and as soon as I heard his wonderful calm voice I knew I had made the right decision.” GC
“Rob is extremely gifted at what he does. He has a very rare skill of getting to the heart of the issues whilst still remaining impartial. I’m sure other counsellors would do that but there is a warmth to his counselling that makes you feel so at ease.” KN
"When I decided to look for a Counsellor I researched many and was drawn to Rob by his testimonials. Having never done this before, I visited Rob with apprehension as I didn’t know what to expect. Rob put me at ease straight away and encouraged me to talk openly. He has a very calm and reassuring approach and having a very non-judgemental and non-related person encourage you to open up and listen has made a massive difference to me and I would thoroughly recommend Rob to anyone." GC
“Rob has been a great help to me, with clear goals, non-judgemental, supportive, client-centred counselling. He offers the chance to unwind and offload, discover for yourself a way forward and deal with the problems that currently overwhelm you.” HD
“When I first met Rob I was suffering emotionally and spiritually. I was possibly at one of the lowest points in my life. Over the course of about 7 months Rob helped me understand myself, address the key issues and regain control. I now feel an internal peace I hadn’t felt for many years.” TM
"Many thanks Rob. I had never sought professional help before, so that first contact was a real leap of faith. The fact that I could speak openly with you about heartfelt issues is testament to the trust I have in you, and I am so glad that I plucked up the courage to take that first vital step." HM
"Rob can I just say that you have been infinitely helpful over the last several months and I will always be grateful. What you do makes a real difference to people." KA
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited member of The National Counselling Society and The Hypnotherapy Society.
Advanced Diploma in counselling and Hypnotherapy
(Accredited by The National Counselling Society and the Royal College of Nursing)
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (With Distinction)
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
Dyp Hyp CS, Dip PC
Data Protection: ICO (Information Commissioners Office) Certificate of Registration
Insurance: Professional Liability Insurance
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling 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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
60 minutes one to one Counselling or Hypnotherapy
Daytime 9am – 5pm = £50 or evening 5pm – 8pm = £55
I accept all major credit cards.
Please give me a ring if you would like to find out more or see if counselling is the right thing for you. I offer an initial consultation on a risk free basis, if you don't feel I am the right Counsellor for you I am happy to refund the initial consultation fee with no further commitment to more sessions.
Concessions offered for
I currently provide counselling and hypnotherapy sessions for both male and female clients in a safe and confidential therapeutic environment.
I also run Deep Relaxation Classes using Mindfulness and Hypnotherapy techniques.