Tamsin Kelly

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Kingston Bagpuize OX13 & Witney OX29
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t know where to turn? Maybe you're struggling with everyday anxieties, having problems with relationships or at work, or you want to feel less stressed.  

Perhaps you just need to be heard. 

Reaching out for help can be daunting, but I provide a very supportive, calm and non-judgemental space in which you can explore your feelings, thoughts and experiences in more depth than usually happens in everyday life. By helping you to look more closely at what really matters to you, together we can work towards finding a way forward. 

What we cover in our sessions will be up to you – you are free to explore whatever is on your mind, and our sessions will go at your pace. 

I offer adults both short and long term weekly counselling sessions. Face to face sessions take place in Kingston Bagpuize, located within easy reach of Oxford, Abingdon and Witney. I also offer online counselling, using Zoom, as well as telephone sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a trained counsellor, registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and I abide by their Ethical Framework. My core training is in Person Centred therapy but I also draw upon other approaches as needed, including CBT. My qualifications include:

- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- ABC level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency

As well as the above, I have a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA), and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). My counselling training and experience, together with years of working as a teacher and in business, have given me the opportunity to work with and support people with a wide range of challenges and difficulties. I was also a volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care for a number of years. I undergo regular training to keep my skills and knowledge up to date. 

Member organisations

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

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free 30 minute introductory telephone session to make sure that we will be happy to work together. This initial session is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have, and for me to explain a little more about how I work. At the end of the session, if you feel ready, I can book you in for further sessions at a time that is suitable for you.

When I work

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My hours of work are Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm.

Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire, OX13

Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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Tamsin Kelly
Tamsin Kelly