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Counsellor for Adults and Young People

About me

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 over 5 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. 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.

Visit my website for more information  www.sally-kerr-counsellor.com

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & Training

  • Diploma in Counselling (2004)
  • Diploma in Supervision Level 6 CPCAB (2009) 
  • Post-Graduate Certificate: Therapy with Children and Families (2014)
  • Safeguarding Children: Level 2 

Experience

  • Over 5 years working as a private counsellor
  • Over 3 years working as coordinator for the local MS society and 2 years for a local counselling charity.
  • Worked over 12 years as a counsellor in a Hospice family support team  Supporting those surviving illness and with life-limiting illness and their families
  • Running bereavement groups for adults and children
  • Running professional workshops for bereavement 
  • Training professionals in Suicide prevention

DBS checked and fully insured

Member organisations

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.

Accredited register membership

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety and depression including suicidal thoughts

Life changing/limiting illness

Bereavement though suicide

Counselling Adolescents

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

£40 per hour

Young people (16 and 17) £30 for 45 minutes

Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Local home visits will be considered where there is a need (currently unavailable due to coronavirus).

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I am experienced in supervising children and adolescent work as well as adults.

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