Therapeutic Counsellor and Play Therapy Practitioner
Kerry is a Therapeutic Counsellor and Play Therapy Practitioner. She offers face-to-face sessions to adults, young people and children in the evening and over the weekend.
Kerry worked as a nurse and midwife for many years in different parts of South Africa. She then qualified as a counsellor in the UK before completing a postgraduate certificate in Play Therapy and a Specialist Diploma in counselling children and young people. She has experience working therapeutically with children from age 6 and currently works alongside her private practice, as a school counsellor.
Her counselling work is built on the person-centred principles of acceptance and empathy alongside an integrative approach that incorporates psychodynamic understandings and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) techniques. She may also use symbolic and creative ways to explore thoughts, feelings and experiences.
Kerry has a special interest in supporting children and young people through change and adversity, helping them to make sense of their inner world and what is happening around them.
‘My role is to be an alert and empathic companion on your journey and to help you gain alternative perspectives and insights that can bring clarity and understanding as well as strength and authenticity to how you perceive yourself and in how you interact with others’
Kerry holds professional membership with the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and abides by their Ethical Framework.