Helping You Move Forward

About


YOU MATTER -Every client is a unique individual

Deciding to see a counsellor is a brave decision and congratulations for exploring your options: I know from personal experience that what is important for a client is
  • You are listened to.
  • The counsellor is non - judgemental and understands the challenges you are faced with.
  • You have help seeing the wood from the trees so you can move forward.
I offer all of the above and more along with a safe, confidential environment providing a space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and actions without the fear of consequences or judgement.

Contact Me
About

Me


Me
My training enables me to offer a variety of therapeutic methods including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ( CBT) and Transactional Analysis ( TA) but most importantly my work is about helping you as the unique individual you are, guiding your self -  discovery and supporting you on your journey.  My qualifications include:

  • Certificate in counselling skills
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - ongoing training

Prior to training as a counsellor I worked in the education sector and have a great deal of experience in communicating with young people, educationalists and those in related professions. I am able to bring this experience into the counselling room not just through my communication and listening skills but with my understanding of work related stress, leadership issues, the pressure of working in the public sector, coping with teenagers and helping young people to develop, grow and increase their self - awareness.

Counselling


I offer sessions for individuals, children and young people on a one to one basis or online.

Issues I can help with include:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • OCD
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Anger Management
  • Relationship issues
This is by no means a comprehensive list. After all, most problems don't fit into boxes. Why not CONTACT ME for your free consultation to see if I can help.  

Check out my FAQ pages for more information or to see answers to some of the questions you might have.


Counselling

Free No Obligation Initial Meeting

Contact me today and begin your journey

+ 44 (0) 7871 189714 kerryjcounselling@gmail.com

Costs


Costs Costs

 FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION

YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE IN MEETING ME OR ARRANGING AN ONLINE SESSION AND EXPLORING HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER


Individual sessions are £40 for 50 minutes

Discounts are available for students and those on low incomes. Please ask for further details.

CONTACT ME

Contact


  • 37 Hamlet Court Road, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea, SSO 7EY
  • 2 hours free parking outside premises and in surrounding area.

FAQ


FAQ
What can I expect from Counselling?
Most importantly I will listen to you without judgement, and provide an environment where you feel safe to speak openly and frankly. Counselling is an opportunity to talk and explore issues that are troubling you or preventing you from moving forward with your life. It is not necessarily about going over the past although, if you are comfortable with it, an exploration of the past can help provide insight into present difficulties.

How often will I need to attend?
There are no set rules about this as we can work at a pace that is comfortable for you. I offer short and long term counselling for all clients. Initially, I find it best to meet weekly however, I also offer monthly `touch base sessions’ for clients who wish to keep track of their progress, off load about specific worries or can benefit from a session where they can open up. If you would prefer online sessions that is no problem, whatever suits you.

What happens during the initial session?
The initial session is FREE. This is because it is an important information gathering session where we both can meet. I can find out a little about you and you get a chance to decide if you think we can work together. The most important thing is that you feel that you can talk openly with me.

How do I know you will maintain confidentiality?
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and therefore work to their ethical framework. This gives clear guidance about how I should work, the personal qualities I should demonstrate and the need to maintain confidentiality. You can read the code here https://www.bacp.co.uk/events-and-resources/ethics-and-standards/ethical-framework-for-the-counselling-professions/ Additionally I am registered with the information Commissioners office and maintain all records in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).