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Jan Kerr MA (Hons), M Litt, Pg Dip Counselling, MBACPA
Senior accredited counsellor, senior accredited supervisor and accredited trainer in private practice


Qualifications and Memberships:

  • registered, senior accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with BACP
  • registered, senior accredited supervisor (Individuals) with BACP
  • registered, accredited trainer (diploma) with COSCA
  • UKRC registered independent counsellor
  • practitioner member of PCT Scotland
  • accredited counsellor/psychotherapist (BACP) with COSCA
  • immediate past chair of the Aberdeen Counselling Forum

  • BACP accredited post graduate diploma in counselling, University of Strathclyde
  • Person Centred Therapy Britain Post-diploma Certificate in Supervision
  • M Litt post graduate degree, University of Aberdeen
  • MA (Honours) degree, University of Aberdeen

    Present experience:
  • counsellor, supervisor and trainer in private practice
  • Manager, Mearns Counselling Services linked to NHS Grampian. This service offers counselling within five medical centres in South Aberdeenshire
  • part-time tutor on counselling diploma course
  • trainer of a range of CPD seminars, in particular on loss and bereavement


    Past Experience:
  • tutor on post-graduate diploma in person-centred counselling at the University of Aberdeen
  • tutor on person-centred counselling-supervision course at the University of Aberdeen
  • counsellor at Mearns Counselling Services linked to NHS Grampian. This service provides counselling within five medical centres in South Aberdeenshire
  • lead counsellor at CLAN offering support to cancer patients, family members and bereavement counselling to those who have lost someone through cancer
  • one to one supervisor and group supervisor at CLAN
  • trainer of counselling skills and telephone skills at CLAN. This course was awarded Full Validation Status as a specialist course by COSCA
  • affiliate counsellor for several Employee Assistance Programme companies
  • CPD trainer at the University of Aberdeen
  • CPD trainer at Aberdeen City Council
  • one-to-one and group supervisor of health professionals and social workers
  • mentor/supervisor of tutors on counselling skills programme at the University of Aberdeen
  • tutor on counselling skills programme at the University of Aberdeen
  • CPD trainer at NHS Grampian
  • supervisor for Rape and Abuse Support
  • supervisor for Barnardo's Rollercoaster Bereavement Project
  • outreach alcohol counsellor throughout South and Central Aberdeenshire
  • supervisor with AACS
  • counselling clients with mental health issues
  • befriender in hospice, retreat and homeless hostel
  • tutor of Women's Studies at University of Aberdeen
  • academic and business background

    I work within the Ethical Frameworks of the BACP and COSCA and honour the values contained within them. In keeping with these frameworks, I receive regular supervision from an external experienced and accredited supervisor as a means of maintaining my effectiveness as a counsellor, supervisor and trainer. I also undertake regular personal and professional development activities to enhance and further develop my practice.

    In the event of any complaint, I adhere to BACP and COSCA's complaints procedures which can be accessed on their websites.


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