Sally Kerr - Counsellor for Adults and Young People
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed with life's stress and not sure where to turn?
No matter what your age or situation, talking things through confidentially can bring some clarity to your thoughts. Having the opportunity to off-load anxieties, complicated feelings, or worries to someone who isn't family, but who does have the experience and sensitivity to listen to you, can help you explore a different, more positive future and offer new ways to cope.
If problems from the past continue to overshadow you or more recent changes such as bereavement, relationship difficulties or illness have surfaced, then my non-judgemental space is here for you.
Dark, sometimes suicidal thoughts can feel overwhelming, and it's hard to find someone who you can trust to talk to. You don't want to burden anyone else. I have been counselling since 2004 and in private practice for 4 years and I know how talking to someone can make a difference. I can listen and hear those emotional struggles.
I am also experienced in supporting teenagers and young adults.
Having worked within a children's charity and as part of a hospice family support team, I’m conscious that everyone copes differently. A ‘talking therapy’ simply isn’t suited to everyone. For this reason, I also offer creative therapies. Whether you choose a one-off session or several appointments, what’s best for you is at the heart of my service.
I can offer flexible appointment times, including evenings. I also have experience in using Zoom, Skype, Whatsapp, FaceTime and via telephone.
DBS checked and fully insured.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Counselling (2004)
- Post-Graduate Certificate: Therapy with Children and Families (2014)
- Teaching Children Meditation (2016)
- Safeguarding Children: Level 2 (2016)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life changing/limiting illness
Bereavement though suicide
Concessions offered for
£40 per hour
Young people (11 - 17) £30 per 45 minutes
I am available weekdays and evenings. Also Saturday mornings. Local home visits can also be considered where there is a need (currently unavailable due to coronavirus).