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About us

Who we are
Serendipity Psychology is a collaboration of professionally registered, highly qualified psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors in independent practice across Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Milton Keynes, London, Brighton, Sheffield and many areas of the UK. We aspire to deliver exceptional psychological care and support to our clients. We offer a range of specialist services and pathways of care including a low fee pathway for those who may struggle to access private therapy because of the cost. For information on any of our pathways, please get in touch and we can talk you through them. 

To introduce just three of our associates:

  • Beth McCay (Counsellor)
  • Kirsty Toal (Art Psychotherapist) 
  • Dr Donna Morris (Psychologist) 

Introducing Beth McCay (Counsellor)

Beth McCay  is an experienced and specialist counsellor and psychotherapist. She has a diverse and varied experience of working within many different settings including independent healthcare, the NHS and academic environments.
 
Beth is an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist who specialises in working with adults and young people across the age range. She has extensive experience of working with those who present with severe and enduring mental health difficulties and has worked within a specialist Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) service with women with personality difficulties and complex trauma presentations. She has also developed and led a school counselling service within Northamptonshire. Beth integrates a number of therapies into her practice including CBT and DBT. 
 
How Beth works:
 
Beth’s therapeutic style means that she is able to adapt to the needs of each client, believing in the importance of a person-centred approach. She utilises a number of highly evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA) and Psychodynamic therapies and is able to integrate these depending upon the needs of the individual.
Sessions can be long-term or short-term depending on the needs of the person she is working with and the goals set within the sessions.
 

Introducing Kirsty Toal (Art Psychotherapist)
Kirsty is a HCPC-registered Art Psychotherapist experienced in working with adults, children and adolescents dealing with a range of mental health issues and emotional difficulties. She has worked for the NHS, Priory Group and in independent practice. Currently Kirsty is the service psychotherapist in a residential therapeutic community in South London working with adults with severe and enduring mental health issues as well as working in private practice.

Kirsty is experienced in working with people living with a variety of severe and enduring mental health issues including depression, complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), loss and bereavement, personality disorders, psychosis and addictions, as well as emotional difficulties that might seem harder to define. She works on the basis that everyone is doing the best they can with what they have in the moment they are in.

How Kirsty works:

As an Art Psychotherapist, Kirsty believes in providing her clients with a channel of expression and communication when words are not enough. This provides a way of allowing subconscious memories, thoughts and emotions to emerge safely so her clients can their difficulties freely.

Kirsty believes that when we are going through difficulties we can all find ourselves under-resourced and under-prepared for what we face. This can mean that you need a trusted other to hear you, to reflect with you and sometimes to challenge your perspectives with compassion. You might also need support to build healthy ways to cope and replenish resilience. She provides a space for people to share thoughts, feelings and memories to allow them to gain more understanding of themselves and their lives so that they can be more equipped now and in the future to face challenges and to live the lives they want.

Introducing Dr Donna Morris (Psychologist)

Donna is a Forensic Psychologist with ten years of therapy experience. She is registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council, and as a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). 

Aside from independent work, Donna has worked in the NHS for seven years, specialising in adults with histories of childhood trauma and resulting personality difficulties. Donna has also developed a service to enhance the wellbeing of staff and patients through use of yoga and mindfulness. Prior to this, she worked for St Andrew’s Healthcare, in a secure unit with adolescents with developmental disabilities who have histories of trauma and behavioural problems. 

How Donna works: 

Donna specialises in working with people with attachment difficulties, childhood trauma and behavioural difficulties. Using her experience and training, she takes an integrated approach in therapy, using different psychological models and ways of working to best suit the person’s needs. Some of these approaches include: compassion focused therapy, schema therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and sensorimotor psychotherapy – an approach that includes how the body stores trauma and can be the key to further recovery.

For further Information:
For more information about starting therapy with Serendipity Psychology, and to book a consultation with Beth McCay, Kirsty Toal or Dr Donna Morris please contact Serendipity Psychology today. Whether you’re looking for individual therapy, couples therapy or family therapy, Serendipity Psychology can help you today, offering online & face-to-face sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Beth’s Training & Qualifications:
 

Qualifications: 
Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Langley Training Centre)
Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Aylesbury College)
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (Aylesbury College)
BSc Psychology and Forensic Investigation (Canterbury Christchurch University)

Memberships:
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy –  MBACP 374018

Kirsty's Qualifications & Training

EMDR Level 1: EMDR Works Ltd Training

DBT Intensive Training: DBT British Isles

MA Art Psychotherapy: University of South Wales

Memberships:
Health and Care Professions Counsel (HCPC), AS15598

Full member of British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)

Donna’s Training & Qualifications: 

Qualifications:

Bsc Psychology

Msc Forensic Psychology

Doctorate in Forensic Psychology

Memberships: 

Health and Care Professions Council

British Psychological Society (BPS)

Additional Training
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy – Level 2

Group Analysis Training – Foundation Level

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Registered / Accredited

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BPS

British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

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Areas of counselling we deal with

Fees

Additional information

Fees range examples:

£35 low fee service

£99 individual funded

For fees relating to case management, local authority, legal, corporate and insurance cases, please enquire separately. 

Further information

*** Currently offering a subsidised / low fee therapy service for those who may struggle to find affordable therapy. Please get in touch to enquire about the availability of these sessions ***

  • Psychologists accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and HCPC. 
  • Counsellors and Psychotherapists registered with the UKCP and BACP
  • Committed, flexible & individualised therapy
    Some evening & early morning appointments available
  • Held both face-to-face, online, or a combination of both
  • Working with individuals, couples & families (adults, children & young people)
  • Specialist therapies available for working with anxiety, health anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma & personality difficulties including DBT, CBT, Schema Therapy, sensorimotor psychotherapy and EMDR.

Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4

Hove, East Sussex, BN3

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Online
Phone
Home visits
Serendipity Psychology Services Ltd

Serendipity Psychology Services Ltd