Meet The Team
H. Kerri Schad
Hi, I’m Kerri and I’m the founder of Hazelwood Counselling Services.
After quite a varied career, in many different industries, I decided to qualify as a counsellor and set up my own counselling practice. Because of my background I have real insight into the stresses and pressures of personal and work life that people face.
I am passionate about the work that we do; helping people who are struggling and in distress to take control of their lives. In my counselling work, I focus on each individual, giving them the attention and time that they deserve. This happens from the very first moment I am contacted.
At Hazelwood we provide a discreet, confidential, and safe environment. I personally work in a non-judgemental, empathetic way and my style is one of creativity, sensitivity with some positive challenge. The goal is to help people to live in a calmer, more peaceful way. To have a life where they feel more at ease and in control. I was awarded Distinction in my Advanced Dipolma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and I work with adults (over 18 years) and with couples.
I firmly believe in the work that we do here at Hazelwood and I’m certain of the difference it makes. If you come to see me or any member of the team I know you will be in good hands. We are here to help.
My name is Donna and I love what I do! Every day I see the positive impact that my work has on my clients’ lives.
My background has included working as a Track Work Rider at a race course in Dubai but after a number of awkward falls, I changed direction and trained to become a counsellor.
I qualified with an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapuetic Counselling and became an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society. As well as working at Hazelwood Counselling, I also work with a charity providing support to young people (aged 6 to 25).
At Hazelwood I work with adults of all ages and young people aged 11 years and over. I have particular expertise in working with young people, especially teenagers. My counselling experience is wide ranging and diverse and includes:
- Relationship Difficulties
- Couple Counselling
- Anxiety & Depression
- Bereavement Counselling
- Self Harm and eating disorders
- Low Self esteem
- General Counselling
I use a client-focussed, integrative approach which simply means that I have different tools in my toolkit which I implement, in different ways so the approach is right for you.
Associate Business Coach
I’m Rachel and I work mainly with Hazelwood for Business, the side of Hazelwood which works with businesses, making them more effective by bringing together mental health awareness with leadership and management skills.
My approach is to ask carefully crafted questions so that you uncover your motivations and explore your situation. This provides you with deeper insight, enabling you to formulate your own solutions and plan your next steps.
I work in many areas of personal development and specialise in:
- Managing stress
- Maintaining the right work/life balance for you
- Returning to work after a long period of time away
I am a member of the International Coaching Federation ICF. I am also a member of CIPD and I’m CTP and PETALS qualified.