Kate Manley MA, MBACP, UKCP Reg.

Kate Manley MA, MBACP, UKCP Reg.

Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG5

07952 476534

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Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG5

07952 476534

About me

Thinking about trying counselling? Counselling can be a very supportive and positive experience for anyone wanting to talk through problems and concerns.

I have been counselling since 1999, supporting people with a variety of concerns or who are looking to improve their lives. My aim is to provide a safe and welcoming space in which we can explore together whatever is troubling you, whether this is the result of a specific event or an accumulation of stressful life experiences or difficulties going back to earlier life events.

I can offer short-term, goal orientated counselling or more exploratory open-ended work, depending on your particular situation and preference.

Methods of counselling offered are:

  • Face-to-Face
  • Telephone
  • Online - via live text sessions or video Skype sessions

My way of working is integrative so this means that my approach to our work together would be tailored specifically to you. We can discuss what ideas you might have about this and your hopes for the counselling and I will share my thoughts about what approaches might be of most benefit to you.

I can offer my experience both as a professional who is trained to assist people who are uneasy with their lives, and also as a fellow human being who understands what it is like to struggle to overcome the challenges life throws up.

Training, qualifications & experience

UKCP registered psychotherapist, qualified Supervisor and Coach.

Combined Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory (AEB) 1994 - 95

MA in Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy, New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling (NSPC), 2003

Certificate in Coaching, Centre for Stress Management, 6 days. 2006

Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision (Cascade Training), 2009

Certificate in Online Counselling Skills (Online Training for Counsellors), 2011

Completed and passed the taught element of the Post-graduate Certificate in Business and Personal Coaching (Barefoot Coaching) 2013

Graduate of the Deep Coaching Certification Program with the Deep Coaching Institute. I am the first person in the UK to have completed this training.

I have studied the Enneagram of Personality Types for several years and sometimes use this in my work if it is of interest to the client. For further information on the Enneagram see www.enneagraminstitute.com.

I worked for many years as a counsellor in the NHS and have also worked with a bereavement service, a womens centre and Mind (a mental health charity). I am experienced in providing one-to-one counselling and running groups. I also provide supervision to other counsellors and run personal development courses. I also now offer personal coaching either separately from my counselling/therapy practice or as an adjunct to it as appropriate.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Assertiveness
  • Cancer or life threatening illness
  • Feelings of despair and/or meaninglessness
  • If you are: considering a life changing decision, seeking greater personal fulfillment, wanting to take stock of your life or wanting to be more creative
  • Jealousy
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Loss
  • Panic attacks
  • Physical health problems
  • Rape or sexual assault
  • Spiritual exploration or crisis

Fees

Face-to-Face and Skype Counselling/Psychotherapy

Initial Consultation £40

Regular Sessions £50

Further information

I am on the list of BUPA approved therapists. If you have BUPA cover, you may be entitled to a series of sessions paid for by BUPA.

I am also now offering coaching (personal, career, stress, confidence, worrying, procrastination, creativity, spiritual development).

Maps & Directions

Hitchin, SG5

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I currently see private clients on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
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