Kate Angell MBACP
My counselling practice is based in a peaceful, village setting close to Market Harborough. It is ideally located to provide the tranquillity of the countryside, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, whilst being easily accessible from Harborough, South Leicester and the surrounding areas.
It can be very hard to express difficult feelings with family and friends. We may worry about what they will think of us or if we will upset them. Often we don't want to 'burden' others with our problems. But in the midst of all this, there is a real need to feel better about ourselves, and to do this, we need to be able to explore our feelings openly and honestly - to tell our story in a whole-hearted way.
I seek to provide my clients with an environment of acceptance and empathy, somewhere you can feel safe to explore feelings in an uninhibited way, whilst being supported in an authentic, respectful and non-judgemental way. This honest in-depth exploration can lead to new awareness. This enhanced awareness can help us be mindful of the choices we have made and gives us the opportunity to choose to do something different as well as leading us towards a greater tolerance of life's experiences.
My counselling approach is Humanistic and is based on the principle that all human beings have unique and intrinsic worth. We are our own experts and have the capacity to make our own choices and when given the right environment, have an innate drive to fulfil our potential. I believe that the therapeutic relationship empowers the client to explore this potential in a self directed and self determined way.
Whilst I work from a Humanistic standpoint, in line with my belief in the uniqueness of people, I integrate ideas from different counselling therapies into my practice. I draw from many sources as I believe that no one approach is a perfect fit for every person. Integrative Psychotherapy is also about bringing into awareness all parts of the person, even those parts that have been repressed, split off or hidden, with the aim of integrating them into an authentic whole.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been involved with various mental health organisations over the last 7 years; including Anxiety UK, Samaritans and Leicester Counselling Centre. I have also worked for the National Lottery supporting winners and their families and have assisted Leicester City Council with supporting vulnerable adults in the community. In addition to the clients that I see in my private practice, I also work with people referred to me through Employee Assistance Programmes.
My qualifications include:
BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy (1st Class), University of Coventry
BA (Hons) Psychology (2:1), University of Sheffield
Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling, University of Leicester
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
I offer a free initial meeting for us to find out a bit more about each other and decide if we can work together, then subsequent sessions are charged at £40.
Concessions are available for Counselling students in training.
The duration of the counselling process is dependent on the client's needs and I am able to offer short-term or long-term work. I am very aware of the significant financial commitment that counselling brings and therefore undertake regular reviews to see where we are in the therapeutic process, so that you feel in control and are clear about the progress and direction of their therapy. You are able to terminate the counselling at any time.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer daytime and evening appointments to suit.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|