Mrs Kelly Porch | Accredited Counsellor | Kettering | NCS

Mrs Kelly Porch

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS20-00146

Location: Kettering

I am an experienced and qualified therapeutic counsellor and I work with a wide variety of concerns and issues. I can promise that once you make that first step to contact me, I will provide a space where you will feel safe, supported, understood and not judged.
I can help you to:-
* Feel less anxious;
* Improve your depression and low mood;
* Be free from guilt and shame;
* Achieve a new normal in relation to health issues;
* Work through grief and loss;
* Feel less stressed;
* Develop better relationships;
* Overcoming addiction;
* Moving forward after addiction;
* Feeling less angry.
When you first make contact I will arrange to give you a call to briefly chat through what you are looking for support with and arrange an initial 30 minute consultation appointment at a time convenient for you. ​
This appointment will give us the opportunity to discuss what you are looking for support with as well as meeting me, getting a feel for where the counselling takes place and what it will be like. I will also answer any questions that you may have. There is no obligation to begin counselling with me after this appointment.

If you are a (trainee) counsellor or in a role where you would like some clinical supervision, I am also a qualified clinical supervisor. As a Counsellor, I personally value good quality supervision for my own practice (Kelly Porch Counselling) and always look forward to attending my supervision sessions each month. Therefore, I also ensure that I provide good quality supervision for not only (Trainee) Counsellors but other professionals who feel that they would benefit from clinical supervision to support their role.
I mainly provide supervision from a Person-Centered theoretical framework but I also have a variety of skills and knowledge in relation to other theories, modalities and practice.
I have provided nearly 2000 practice hours in my counselling career and run a private practice based in Kettering where I provide counselling for a variety of different presenting issues. I also have a specialist interest in providing counselling for those who have chronic illness/chronic pain and those who have recovered from an addiction but are struggling to cope with life free from the addiction.
I am also passionate about good quality training for potential Counsellors and so have set up the Northamptonshire Centre for Counselling Studies (NCCS) where I provide CPCAB counselling courses.
I believe that my roles of both Counsellor and Tutor encompasses all of the skills and qualities a Counsellor would be looking for in their Supervisor.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    * Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
    * Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
    * Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Studies
    * BSc Honours Degree in Psychology
    * OCN Certificate in Counselling Supervision
    * CoE Pain Management Practitioner
    * Sexual Trauma Training by Zoe Lodrick
    * Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks
    * Working at Relational Depth by Mick Cooper
    * Understanding Attachment Theory by Niki Reeves
    * Alcohol and Drug Awareness (Aquarius)
    * Addictions Brief Advice and AUDIT Screening Tool Training (Aquarius)
    * Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery (PODS)
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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