Joan Kelly

My Model of Therapy - An explanation

My counselling orientation is Eclecticism.

This approach gives both myself and my clients the freedom and the flexibility to work within a wide range of counselling approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

In other words, the client does not have to fit into an already prescribed model. The model is instead individually tailored to the needs of each client.

My style is warm, though pragmatic, and feedback from clients would seem to indicate that I am easy to talk to.

I believe it is necessary to be able to demonstrate understanding and respect for the client's 'story' before a client can feel sufficiently confident and supported to move forward within the work

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered/Accredited Counsellor with BACP and UKRC
  • MA Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • National Certificate in Workplace Mediation - Total Conflict Management
  • Diploma in Performance Coaching
  • Diploma in Business Coaching
  • Cert of Attendance Advanced Couples Course
  • Qualified Practitioner Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Qualified Post-Trauma Consultant with extensive experience both in UK and abroad
  • On/Off Site Critical Incident Support. First Responder to EAP Organisations
  • Cert. Life Coaching
  • Advanced Cert in Education/ Lecturer in FE
  • Cert. Drugs Awareness/Counselling
  • Cert. Working with Sexual Minorities - GLBT
  • Cert: Intro to Psychosexual Therapy with Sexual Minority Clients
  • Advanced EMDR Practitioner - Trauma/Anxiety/ Panic Attacks/Fear of Flying/Fear of travelling on trains and tubes/Phobias/OCD/PTSD.
  • Member of The EMDR Assoc UK and Ireland
  • Accredited Member of the Professional Mediator's Association
  • Formerly a Case Manager (7 years) with a Global EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Tutor in Counselling Theory and Practice, Canterbury College 2000-2004

Current Employment

  • Private practice established 1997
  • Affiliate Counsellor to Various EAP Organisations
  • Critical Incident Specialist - First Responder to EAP Organisations
  • Workplace Mediator
  • Executive Coach
  • Professional Coach