Kerry | BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
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Online Psychotherapy and Counselling
Hello there. Just a little bit about me and how I might be able to help:
My name is Kerry, I am fully accredited with the BABCP as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and I am an NMC Registered Mental Health Nurse. I have extensive NHS experience in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), both in the Core Service and the Long Term Conditions Service. I am registered with the ICO and I subscribe to the DBS Update Service.
I accept self referrals from adults who are having difficulties with their mental health and are able to self fund treatment. I am happy to work with those who have previously struggled to benefit from psychological therapies or have complex needs that may not be met by other services.
My work is always adapted as far as possible to meet individual needs and my approach is broad and pluralistic. However, while I can be very flexible, I only offer NICE compliant and evidence based cognitive and behavioural therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Narrative Exposure Therapy.
If there is anything bothering you, personal or professional, if you have difficulties coming to terms with your past, adjusting to change, you have health issues, you want to explore your values, or you just need to share your concerns in a confidential space, then I am here for you. Our work can be short term and focused, or ongoing as needed, it need not be drawn out, rushed or rationed. I offer a free introductory phone call, Zoom or face to face meeting (up to half an hour).
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is anything more you would like to know.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Online therapyI use Zoom. It's a very straightforward process: you download it onto your device and I send you an email with a link in it just before each session. Simples!
Qualifications and registrations
BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and NMC Registered Mental Health Nurse
I am committed to continuing professional development and keep up-to-date with current research and developments in the field of psychology and well-being.
I meet with similarly qualified and experienced therapists and coaches for peer supervision and discuss my work with a senior accredited supervisor regularly.
Continuing Professional Development:2021 - Bite-size Pick and Mix Techniques for Accidental and Delberate Anxious Thinking. Dr Blake Stobie.
2021 - Working Creatively with Timelines from a Psychodynamic and Trauma Perspective. Kate Williams.
2021 - Food and Mood for Mental Health. Bridin McKenna.
2021 - Personalising Pyschotherapy: Assessing and accommodating patient preferences. Professor Mick Cooper.
2021 - The Tribes of Person Centred Therapy. Professor Mick Cooper.
2021 - Stress, Genes and Cancer: Applying epigenetics to the mind/body relationship. Dawn Waldron.
2021 - CBT for Chronic Loneliness: Theory and Practice. Professor Roz Shafran.
2020 - Existential Contributions to Counselling and Psychotherapy. Professor Mick Cooper.
2020 - Goals in Therapy: Actualising our deepest directions. Professor Mick Cooper.
2020 - Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Professor Mick Cooper.
2020 - A Pluralistic Approach to Therapy. Professor Mick Cooper.
2020 - Neuroscience for Effective Clinical Practice - How understanding how our brain works can make us better practitioners, including: The Nervous System; The Polyvagal Perspective; Relationships and Regulation; Integrating the Body. Maggie McAllister-MacGregor.
2020 - An Introduction to Digital Methods of Delivering CBT. Sarah Bateup.
2020 - Delivering CBT by Video: Hints, tips and things to consider. Sarah Bateup.
2020 - Cancer Treatments in Primary Care. Dr Yvonne Hodges.
2019 - Stepping into Nature Conference led by Jules Hammon.
2019 - IAPT Post Qualification Certificate in CBT in the Context of Long Term, Persistent and Distressing Health Conditions through King's College, London, including: COPD with Dr Jane Hutton; Diabetes with Dr Abigail Wroe; CFS/ME and Medically Unexplained Symptoms with Professor Trudie Chalder; Cancers with Dr Stirling Moorey; Pain with Dr Whitney Scott; Coronary Heart Disease with Dr Kelly Buttigieg; Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Professor Rona Moss-Morris.
2019 - Exploring Attachment Narratives in Families. Professor Rudi Dallos.
2019 - Working with Disordered Eating: Anorexia. Professor Julia Buckroyd.
2019 - Psychotherapy through the Body. Nayna Kumari.
2019 - ASIST/Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. Jacob Beale.
2018 - Managing Chronic Pain Conference led by Dr Meherzin Das.
2017 - ACT in the Workplace: Train the trainer course. Dr Paul Flaxman and Ross McIntosh.
2017 - Building Resilience with Compassionate Mind Training. Dr Chris Irons.
2017 - Compassion Focused Therapy for Complex Presentations: Interventions for those at the edge of therapeutic opportunity. Kate Lucre.
2016 - Behavioural Activation in Post Natal Depression. Dr Pete Lawrence.
2016 - Therapist’s Use of Self in ACT. Dr Helen Bolderston.
2016 - ACT Clinical Skills Building Workshop. Professor Steven Hayes.
2015 - Working with People with Personality Disorder. Theresa Cochrane.
2015 - How to Manage Pain and Accelerate Healing. Dr Grahame Brown.
2015 - The Recovery Approach. Gary Hawker.
2015 - ACT Bootcamp. Dr Russ Harris.
2015 - Assessment and Management of Risk. Gary Hawker.
2015 - Recent Advances in Chronic Pain Management Conference led by Dr Meherzin Das.
2015 - Seeing with the Mind’s Eye: Using imagery in CBT. Professor Lusia Stopa.
It does not matter who you are, whether you know the cause of your issues or not, or whether you have diagnostic labels or not. I can work with you in the present to help you resolve current issues, manage unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling and reacting, and explore how you find meaning and purpose in your life.
I also work with specific phobias (including blood, injury and needle phobia), social anxiety and agoraphobia.
I have a particular interest in combat related PTSD and adjusting to life outside the military in my work supporting The Weymouth and Portland Veterans Hub.
Most common issues I support people with:Life!
It can be especially hard if you are away from home. I have an interest in working with expats outside the UK who may struggle to find a service in their country of residence, or feel overwhelmed by choice and not know what kind of therapy would be most appropriate for their needs. I can assess and advise.
Areas of counselling I can help with
- ✓ Anxiety
- ✓ Bereavement, grief, loss
- ✓ Burnout
- ✓ Communication
- ✓ Self confidence
- ✓ Covid-19 Anxiety
- ✓ Depression
- ✓ Phobia
- ✓ Post-traumatic stress disorder
- ✓ Relationship issues
- ✓ Social phobia
- ✓ Stress
- ✓ Worrying too much
I offer a free introductory phone call or Zoom meeting (up to half an hour).
Fees will vary depending on circumstances, need, length of sessions, level of support required between meetings, and payment choices (reductions for block payments made in advance).
£60 - £150 per session.
Availability (Opening hours)
|Monday||10.30am onwards/mutual convenience.|
|Tuesday||10.30am onwards/mutual convenience.|
|Wednesday||10.30am onwards/mutual convenience.|
|Thursday||10.30am onwards/mutual convenience.|
|Friday||10.30am onwards/mutual convenience.|
|Saturday||10.30am onwards/mutual convenience.|
|Sunday||10.30am onwards/mutual convenience.|
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