Kate Blakemore MBACP Post Graduate Dip. Counselling, BA Hons Bus Man
I am an experienced Person Centred Counsellor, with the belief that every individual has the capacity to change, given the right environment. My approach encourages and supports individuals to explore and find the answers themselves.
As your counsellor I offer a safe comfortable and fully confidential environment. I endeavour to offer my clients a relationship that is without judgement and is open and honest. I also offer a full hours counselling, as I have found in the past this has worked best for me and my clients. I would describe myself as a challenging counsellor, with the aim to have a deep and meaningful relationship to get to the heart of your problems, and work through these.
I am a director of a Social Enterprise called MotherWell which focuses on the wellbeing of mums, by way of holistic therapy and therapeutic groups, please visit our facebook page ~"Motherwellcic" for more information.
I am a mum of 3 young children and have in the past had person centred counselling, I valued the time that I had to explore my feelings in a safe and confidential environment. With all my clients I strive to provide my clients the same.
I have a vast experience of working closely with homeless individuals, and also single parents. My passion is working with survivors of/ or clients in an abusive relationship. I also have an in depth knowledge of post natal depression and Sexual Abuse and Rape. I also work with people who self-harm and individuals with drug and alcohol problems. I am a bereavement counsellor for The Dove Service and also facilitate bereavement support groups.
I run many teambuilding events for third sector and charities, with a therapeutic approach, allowing employees to get to know their colleagues and understand them in a different way. I work with organisations to ensure that the their staff wellbeing is upmost by providing wellbeing workshops and counselling.
I am a trained mediator and have experience of relationship counselling (however I am unable to counsel clients in a violent relationship)
In my current role I work with individuals on self esteem and anger issues, and explore ways forward with and causes that effect both.
I have a strong interest in Mindfullness and in the past have worked with clients on breathing techniques as well as short meditation to help in stressful situations.
I have a fully enhanced CRB check, and I am fully insured.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling
Higher Education Certificate in Counselling
Foundation and Intermediate in Counselling
BA (hons) business management
Continued Professional Development
- Recovery Toolkit, trained to deliver a 12 week therapeutic programme for survivors of Domestic Abuse
- Eating Disorder Awareness Workshop 1
- Working with Challenging behaviour
- Developing motivation and self esteem
- Self Harm and Anger management CAHMS training
- Child Protection training
- Domestic Violence level one and two.
- Core training with Victim Support
- Supporting Rape and sexual Assault victims, with Victim Support
- Supporting Domestic Violence victims, with Victim Support
- Introduction to mediation with Youth Offending Team
- Pregnancy Crisis
- More than just the baby blues, understanding Post Natal Deprssion
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
I do offer discretionary discounts and I would encourage you to ask if you require this.
£30 per hour single client
£50 per hour couples counselling
£30 per hour telephone counselling. To be paid by PayPal in advance.
£25 per hours for students.
I offer a half price discount for my first appointment, as I realise this is the most difficult one.
I offer counselling flexible to you, in the Crewe, Winsford area.
I am able to do evening and weekend appointments,
I am also the co founder of Motherwell a not for profit organisation to "inspire mums to sparkle and shine"
Please take a look at our website www.motherwellcic.com
We run self esteem courses, wellbeing days and many support groups.
our Facebook page is Motherwell Cheshire.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evening and weekends appointment available
Types of client