Shannon Kelly

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Individuals & Couples Psychotherapist / Counsellor.
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Leeds LS4 & LS6
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Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Hello, I am Shannon. I am a fully qualified, registered, and experienced psychotherapist (BA Hons, PG Cert, PG Dip, BACP). I work with individuals and couples. All genders, identities and backgrounds are welcome.

How do I work?

I care about creating a safe, trusting environment for you to be able to have your voice heard, uncover your own inner strength, and explore however you are feeling. We can work together to improve your overall self-confidence, make positive changes in your life, and develop a healthy relationship with yourself and others.

Working in an integrative way means I can draw from different approaches to ensure I work in a way that suits you personally, as we are all unique individuals. I recognise that what works for one person, might not work for another. I have a flexible way of working, you don't have to stick to just one area you would like support with. 

What experience do I have?

I have years of experience, including working with a range of different concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, relationship issues, low self-esteem, identity, sexuality, sex related concerns, relationship with food / body image, stress management, and family issues.

You may know exactly why you want to start counselling, or you may be looking for someone who can support you through the process to understand what is going on right now. You may also want to look into your past to help you understand more about yourself or gain answers.

I provide a confidential, non-judgmental and safe space to allow you feel safe enough to explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace, and to feel heard and listened to.

Couples counselling:

I often hear people say that you only go to couples counselling if you’re in crisis, or ‘on the rocks’ but that isn’t necessarily true. I believe couples counselling can be a space for you to work through any issues or worries that you are finding hard to resolve together. Couples counselling can be a great resource to help you both reconnect, communicate, and understand yourselves and each other at a deeper level. Relationship issues can include: communication difficulties, problem solving, lack of intimacy, different sex drives, feeling disconnected, financial worries, work stress, infidelity, lack of trust and more

What are the next steps?

- Email / text me to arrange your first appointment, or if you wish, a no commitment consultation where you can ask me any questions you may have.

- In the first appointment, we will discuss what you would like support with and start from there. You can also decide on how often you want to have therapy.

Some feedback I have received from sessions:

“'Therapy gave me the chance to freely talk about things that I've never been able to discuss before. Being able to simply say things out loud to someone in a safe space was incredibly insightful and I would recommend Shannon to anyone!”

• “After therapy I am more able to communicate how I feel, and set boundaries with people, which has been really helpful.”

• “Therapy allowed me to look at where I was in my current life, this gave me the drive and confidence I needed to start taking more productive steps, such as applying for new job roles.” 

• “Shannon really listened to me, I felt heard, and like my feelings were validated.” 

How to get in touch:

Call / text on 07511780451 or email me here

If I am not able answer your call, please leave me a voicemail / text message so that I can get back to you as soon as possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Postgraduate Certificate Interpersonal & Counselling Skills
  • BA Hons Working with Children, Young people & Families

Professional Memberships and Regulatory Bodies:

  • Registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy

Further training and certificates:

  • Imago Foundations: Getting Started With Couples Therapy
  • Tavistock: Couple therapy for depression 
  • CORST: After the affair: Rebuilding relationships after infidelity 
  • CORST: Queer Relationships and Queer Therapy
  • An introduction to Sex and Intimacy in therapy.
  • How to do Counselling online: A Coronavirus Primer
  • Mental Health First Aid

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Empowerment & self esteem
  • Improving your relationship with yourself and others
  • LGBTQ+ 

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Fees

£45.00 - £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individuals: £55

Low income / student: £50

Couples: £70

If you are struggling to afford therapy, please still get in touch. I can offer a discounted amount depending on circumstances such as low income. Thank you 

When I work

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When I work:

Face-to-face:

Mon: 11am - 8:30pm, Tue: 11am - 8:30pm, Fri: 2:30pm - 7:30pm

Online:

As above and on: Wednesday mornings and Thursdays evenings

Further information

Any questions you have you are welcome to email me here

Burley Road, Leeds, LS4

Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom