Perhaps now, more than ever, many of us are finding these times challenging. Counselling offers the opportunity to explore any issues that may be troubling you, in a safe and non judgmental environment, leading to a process of positive change. I can offer you support along your journey.
Welcome, I’m Debbie Kelly. As an Accredited Member of the British association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a registered member of the BACP Accredited Voluntary Register, I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I offer counselling via the telephone or video. I am based in Carmarthen, Wales, covering all areas including Cardiff and Swansea as well as clients from all around the UK.
I have a background in nursing and went on to study a masters Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy as a means to Health, which was awarded in 1999. Having been in private practice since 2008, I have 15 years of experience working with a wide range of clients. I work with adults over 18 residing in the UK. So please contact me.
Life can be difficult at times and problems rarely occur in isolation of other issues that may be current for us.
Challenges are often opportunities for personal growth and positive change, although some can be incredibly painful and the growth process will take place over a longer period of time. However, such challenges can come to feel more like crises when we do not feel we have the tools to deal with them effectively, giving rise to feelings of anxiety and doubts about our self worth and adequacy.
I believe that we all have within ourselves the ability to face these challenges, to make our choices and take responsibility for our chosen paths in life, we just sometimes need a bit of help along the way.
he reasons that we seek counselling/psychotherapy are unique to us, and may not always be obvious or well defined but may manifest themselves as a general ‘dis-ease’ or dissatisfaction with life.
Sometimes life becomes too hectic and noisy and we are unable to clearly hear what we are thinking. Often those who are too close to us cannot hear us because they are struggling with their own life challenges.
You might make the decision to access a counselling service via the phone or video for a variety of reasons; the right counsellor for your needs may not always be close by in your area. Working via the phone or video allows flexibility and limits time spent travelling either side of your appointment. For some people, working face to face in the room can be daunting and the phone/video can feel a more comfortable interaction. I prefer to work with clients online as it means I can help you in the comfort of your own surroundings.
Counselling/psychotherapy offers a safe and confidential environment where you can be heard, both by the counsellor and yourself. Having a counsellor alongside you on the telephone/video where you feel respected and not judged helps you to explore your issues. This empowers you to identify the choices available and to make your own decisions.
Occasionally this will involve letting go of what is causing you unease and other times the learning achieved is incorporated into your every day life. This is what is known as personal growth and the counselling process helps you develop coping skills allowing you to feel more in control of your life.