Copyright Kerry Fielding at See The Light Therapy, Sabden, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9EH. All rights reserved.
I am a fully qualified counsellor (Dip.C.) and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (M.B.A.C.P.) and, as such, I am bound by its ethical framework for good practice. As a member of the B.A.C.P. my work is reviewed monthly by another qualified counsellor. This review is designed to ensure that your needs are being met and it provides you with further peace of mind that you are being treated ethically. To view the B.A.C.P. ethical framework please
I am also an advanced hypnotherapist (Dip.A.Hyp) and a member of the Corporation of Advanced Hypnotherapy (M.C.A.Hyp.) and as such, I abide by their constitution and code of ethics. To view the Standards for Hypnotherapy please
In addition to the above, I am a Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (N.L.P.) and a licenced practitioner of Integral Eye Movement Therapy (I.E.M.T.), I also hold a diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (C.B.T.). This understanding of different therapy models enables me to offer integrative counselling, allowing me to ensure that individual needs are met. If you would like to know more about any of the above models please see the 'About Counselling' page.
My private practice is based in Sabden but I am also an associate therapist with Lancashire Constabulary. I carry out E.A.P. (Employee Assistance Programme) work for a number of occupational health agencies and in that capacity I have provided on-site trauma counselling for industrial accidents. I have worked as an outreach theapist for a well known daytime television programme and as a volunteer counsellor for a local charity. I sit on the board of trustees for that charity - the Open Door drop-in centre in Colne - and hold the position of treasurer. These roles have given me a broad experience of working with people of all ages and with differing life experiences and needs, either acute or chronic, on both a short-term and a long-term basis.
Before I came to counselling, I had a wealth of experience working in many different settings, from the N.H.S. to the private sector and, latterly, to working in education. In my younger (and more energetic!) years, I spent a lot of time travelling and working in such places as Greece, Israel and Spain. All of my jobs and travels have involved working and meeting with people from all different walks of life and many nationalities giving me a greater understanding of how our experiences impact our perceptions and behaviours.
I was born in London and my family moved to Essex when I was very young but, as a result of my parents' divorce, I also lived in Hertfordshire and Norfolk before moving to Barnsley, Yorkshire, where I went to school and spent my teenage years. I am now happily settled in Lancashire with my husband and I have 4 children. Two children from a previous marriage - a 27 year old son and a 25 year old daughter who has Asperger's Syndrome (high functioning autism) and A.D.H.D. and is currently living at home - as well as 21 year old twin daughters who have recently graduated from university.
All of my life experiences - travel, divorce, raising children (including a spell as a single parent), a diverse career path and latterly, being a cancer survivor - have given me an added insight which enhances my naturally empathic and non-judgmental nature. Both of these are vital in order to offer effective counselling and hypnotherapy, and genuinely understand what it is like to walk in someone else's shoes.