I was born in Warrington in Cheshire and have spent most of my life living in South Africa as a result of my family emigrating in the mid 70’s. I returned to Warrington with my family in June 2006 and I now proudly call Warrington home.
I chose my career as a counsellor as a result of experiencing some tough challenges in my own life. Having come through them, I felt a calling to extend a hand into the darkness of despair and offer hope to people during their own difficult times.
I faced times, in my own life, where I felt alone. I felt nobody could possibly understand what I was going through and, at times, I wondered if my dark cloud would ever pass.
Warrington Counsellor Kenneth Kelly
Hello my name is Kenneth Kelly and I am a counsellor in private practice in Warrington.
I find myself in a very different place today, and looking back, I clearly see how important it was for me to have someone I could speak to, to confide in and someone who accepted me for who I am and where I was at, without judgement. I am grateful to be a counsellor and I look at the work I do as a privilege.
If you are feeling that your life has lost its joy and that you can’t seem to shake that low mood, then Person-Centred Counselling may be a way for you to work on finding answers in a supportive environment, without fear of judgment and without any pressure.
My qualification is in Person-Centred Counselling and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to the BACP ethical framework for good practice and my own practice is regularly monitored by supervision.
I have practised in NHS as well as in private clinic settings where I have been privalaged to work with men and woman on a variety of presenting issues. I also worked for a time with younger adults at a local Warrington collage.
For two years I was fortunate to lecture counselling to higher education learners at Warrington Collegiate where I enjoy being part of the process of shaping the counsellors of the future.
After becoming a counsellor, I furthered my study in health and social care, spcialising in psychosocial intervention, assessment and care planning.
I also hold a post grad certificate in clinical supervision from the Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy.
Person Centred Counselling
I find the Person-Centred Approach fits my own philosophy as it has at its very core, an unshakable belief that all people are good. Person-Centred counselling believes that each and every person can, and will, become a more fully functioning person if given the correct conditions. The underpinning principles of the Person-Centred Approach are focused on the counsellor being honest, non-judgmental and fully accepting whilst being fully integrated in the relationship allowing the client to lead and set the pace.
I am a father and Husband and am most grateful that I have come to appreciate the simple things in life. My philosophy is to want the things I get as opposed to get the things I want and I truly believe that every human being has within them the ability to be the best that they can be.
I am inspired by the work of Carl Rogers who pioneered the Person-Centred Approach to counselling, by Ghandi who inspired humanity to “be the change you wish to see in the world” and by Carl Jung who laid so much of the groundwork for psychological intervention.
As a counsellor I aim to offer you my honesty and non-judgemental respect while we explore issues you feel you would like to bring to counselling.
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