Roxanne Kerr -Helix Trauma Therapies
How I can help you:
As a therapist, I have a high success rate and the majority of the clients I have worked with have been able overcome the burden of their trauma, anxiety and stress which has significantly improved their quality of life.
By attending therapy, I can help you:
- Break free from shame and guilt.
- Live the life you want without fear.
- Be in control of your anxiety rather than the other way around.
- Reduce your physical symptoms.
- Create healthy boundaries with other people.
- Understand yourself better and be more comfortable with who you are
The initial session which is free of charge gives me the opportunity to find out more about you and for us to explore together how I can help.
How I work, my values and ethos:
Disclosing your struggles to a stranger can be terrifying and a daunting experience and may take a lot of courage to do so.
As another human being, I fully understand the importance of this which is why I focus on creating a safe and relaxed environment where you will be accepted for who you are and provided with the opportunity to fully express yourself, free of judgement.
One of the most important elements to the success of our work together however is that your voice is always valued and respected in our sessions. I also believe honesty, trust and transparency are central to the counselling process which are values that I have built into the foundation of my practice.
I have a particular interest in Attachment theory and Neuroscience but I also work creatively with a wide variety of trauma focused methods, all of which are supported by research in trauma. These methods can also be applied successfully when helping someone overcome anxiety and stress which do not stem from trauma.
What you can expect from counselling:
It is important that you have a say in your therapy and as a result I encourage you to think about whether I am the right counsellor after our first meeting. If you decide I am not, I am more than happy to signpost you to someone else who may be more suitable to your needs. There is no pressure or expectation to continue counselling with me, just because you have had an initial appointment.
We will work at your own pace and take one step at a time. Therapy is a constant evolving process which we will regularly review together.
The therapy process is very much a collaborative one which is shaped and tailored to your individual needs and preferences.
You will have choice to work in a way you feel comfortable with and you may wish to focus on your past, present, future or all of them. Some of the other things you may choose to explore in our work together are your emotion, beliefs, values, thought processes and/or your physical symptoms.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working with all types of trauma but over the last few years I have counselled survivors of childhood sexual abuse within the charity sector. I currently manage a project which supports individuals with a broad range of severe and enduring mental health conditions including veterans with PTSD.
I developed an interest in psychological trauma when I began to witness the impact that traumatic experiences- even ones that on the surface were perceived as insignificant- could have on the quality of my clients lives. These experiences had often left individuals with debilitating long term symptoms and more than anything a feeling of hopelessness. On the back of this, I made it my mission to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to help people process their trauma and live a life which was not dictated by fear of the past but rather hope for the future.
- Msc Counselling- Abertay University
- BA Psychology - University of Edinburgh
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling - West Lothian College
I am a Certified Clinical Specialist in Trauma as awarded by Trauma Institute International.
I have also attended the following CPD training courses:
- Long term effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Borderline Personality Disorder, Neuroscience and Psychotherapy
- Mental Health First Aid
- Registered Member British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy - Reg.MBACP
- Trauma Training in Scotland
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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There is no charge for the initial face to face appointment. This gives you an opportunity to find out how I work and to decide whether counselling is right for you in the first instance.
If you decide that you would like to continue attending counselling, the cost of each subsequent session is £50.
All face to face appointments last for 1 hour.
I may not always be able to answer the telephone due to seeing clients so please email me to arrange a suitable time for a telephone consultation or to book an initial face to face appointment.
I aim to reply to emails within 24 hours.
My premises in Rumbling Bridge has free parking and is easily accessible by car from Perth and Kinross, Fife and Clackmannanshire.
My premises can also be accessed by bus and a short walk but residents of the Kinross area can travel there by Demand Responsive Transport (See Perth and Kinross Council website for more information) for the same cost of public transport.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently have a mixture of weekday, weekend and evening appointments available.
Types of client