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 work with a charity providing support to young people (aged 6 to 25) and I also work as a counsellor in a secondary school.
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.
My name is Karen and I believe life is for living and this belief underpins my work. My goal is to help people achieve a life where they feel more in control and more fulfilled.
My history includes 16 years as a Nanny, working in many diverse households all over the world. Then, wanting to settle and put down roots, I decided on a change of direction and started on my journey to become a counsellor. I haven’t looked back since.
I qualified with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have a particular specialism as an Autism and Neuro Diverse specific counsellor.
In addition to working at Hazelwood I work within schools, providing support in main stream and specialist schools, with young people aged 6-18yrs.
At Hazelwood I work with adults and young people (aged 6 years or over) and I have experience in many diverse areas of counselling:
- Young People on the Autistic Spectrum
- Family Therapy
- Infant Loss
- Low self-esteem
- Anxiety & Depression
I work in a non-judgemental and empathic way and my approach is one of being genuine, understanding and a gentle challenge.
My name is Danielle and I believe counselling should be available to everyone. For most of us, there comes a time in life when we need support and a guiding hand. Although we might have a supportive family and caring friends, a counsellor is trained to accompany you on your journey, and help you find the best way through.
My background includes teaching at university and business management. It is at this time when I realised the importance of interpersonal skills, and when I found my true calling. Years before I had obtained a psychology degree but it is becoming an NLP practitioner and trainer that really showed me what was important to me. I then qualified as a counsellor with an Advance Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and became an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society.
I have worked in private practice for more than 10 years. I now have joined Hazelwood Counselling services. In this caring and supportive environment, I am glad to be able to offer, daytime, evenings and weekends appointments, to ensure more people can have access to our services.
- Anxiety and depression
- Couples counselling
- Family counselling
- Low self-esteem
- Midlife crisis
- And much more
Hello, I’m Donna and I’d like to introduce myself.
My professional background started when I was 13 years old working in the tourism and leisure industries. I did that for 20 years and then, suddenly, I sustained an injury which meant I was unable to use my right arm for months. I couldn’t read a book, cook a meal or anything. My family lived miles away and the people who I thought were good friends disappeared as soon as I needed their help. But having to rely on myself turned out to be liberating, so, I started to work out what I really wanted from life. I realised I had the power to change things.
I needed something that would enable me to be who I really was, something I could feel honest about. I remembered that when I was young, I wanted to be a psychiatrist and have always been interested in the human psyche. Once I’d researched the role of a psychiatrist, I realised that the picture I had in my head when I was a child was that of a counsellor so I set my goal of qualifying and ultimately becoming who I’ve always been.
As a counsellor, my integrative approach means that I listen carefully to not just what you say but how you process things so I can tailor my work to fit with your needs. My experience has allowed me to work with a range of issues including trauma, bereavement, depression and anxiety.
I specialise in working with people who study and work in higher education. Exam stress is very real, so are the challenges that higher education can bring. These unprecedented times have added layers of challenge on top of an already stressful situation. I use a blend of counselling and coaching skills to tackle anxiety and plan for success. This approach has been received gratefully by clients and given them tools which they can use again and again when faced with obstacles in life.
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.