Kate Craib (MBACP) BA Hons (Psych) (Dip. Therapeutic Counselling)

Kate Craib (MBACP) BA Hons (Psych) (Dip. Therapeutic Counselling)

Rochester
Kent
ME1

01634 685169 / 07713 237666

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Rochester
Kent
ME1

01634 685169 / 07713 237666

About me

Hello and welcome.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile while you are looking for a counsellor - which in itself can be a daunting thing to do.

As everyone is an individual, in counselling there is not a ‘one size fits all‘ approach. So - it's important that you find a counsellor that feels right for you. Your first session is free of charge for this very reason.

I am a person-centred counsellor, so part of the process is about using the various tools that I have in my 'counselling toolbox' to create an approach that is uniquely right for you.

It's a bit like going on a journey together, with you leading the way and with me using the skills that I bring to our relationship to enable and empower you to understand your self and your life experiences with more clarity and closure.

I feel humbled and privileged to counsel people, to be let into their lives and trusted with their feelings. It is a role that I take very seriously and I strive to be the most effective counsellor that I can be for my clients.

What ever issue that you are coping with that brings you to my door, you will be met with warmth, respect, fairness and kindness and we will work at a pace that suits you.

Background and history

I am a registered counsellor and I have been working in various helping services for the past 25 years.

I took a degree in psychology and communication studies and after that I worked in a further education college, where I set up and ran the student advice service. I started my counselling training during this time.

After this, I went on to work in local government where I was responsible for managing drugs and alcohol education services and training across the county. So I have an in-depth knowledge of drug and alcohol related issues.

When I finished this job, I completed my training as a counsellor and I also went on to work in a school as a pastoral manager and then in youth services as a service and line manager. I currently work part time as a student support coordinator for mental health in a University. From these roles, I have gained much experience of dealing with issues that young people frequently experience.

I also currently work for Kent Adult Education, training people to become CPCAB qualified counsellors which is a privilege and an honour and something that I really enjoy.

I have counselled in various settings, including for MIND and in a domestic abuse agency and I now work from home.

I am based in Kent, close to Maidstone and Rochester and five minutes from the M20 and the A2.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

During my career, I have counselled many adults and young people who have come to me with various problems including:

  • Abuse
  • Addiction - Drug and alcoholism
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety - including generalised anxiety disorder
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Domestic abuse
  • Eating disorder
  • Feeling sad
  • Financial issues
  • Hoarding
  • Low self-esteem
  • Low self-confidence
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • OCD
  • Personal growth
  • Relationship issues (including intimate relationships / affairs and betrayal / separation and divorce / parent/teenager relationships and step family issues)
  • School refusal
  • Self harm
  • Sexual identity
  • Stress
  • Work related stress

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Psychology and Communication Studies
  • CSCT (AEB) Counselling Skills
  • CSCT (AEB) Counselling Theory
  • CPCAB L4 Therapeutic Counselling

Continued professional development/training

  • Counselling children and adolescents
  • Advanced counselling skills
  • Counselling in educational settings
  • Transactional analysis
  • Rational emotive behaviour therapy
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy
  • Coaching and mentoring

Other qualifications

  • Level 5 Diploma in management and leadership
  • PGCE in post compulsory education and training

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

I aim to offer affordable counselling.

The first session is free of charge.

After that, my standard rate for adults is £40.00 per therapeutic session however, if you are on a low income or are unemployed or in financial difficulty, I offer a concessionary rate which we can discuss at your initial assessment.

Counselling students – £25.00 per therapeutic session.

I currently have no disabled access but I am happy to discuss counselling at an alternate venue for wheelchair users.

Further information

I am a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (registration number 351696).

Maps & Directions

Rochester, ME1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Tuesday mornings, Thursday and Friday evenings

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults