Kate Griffin: MBACP (Reg Mem); MNCS (Acc); Dip Couns
07884 446 186
Hello, I am Kate and I work in a peaceful space in the village of Ash, near Sandwich. I offer a safe environment and work in a professional, confidential and non-judgemental manner, adhering to the ethical framework of The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP); of which I am a registered member.
How can counselling help? Counselling sessions will give you the opportunity to talk about issues and problems you are facing, and help you have a better understanding of yourself and make changes where you choose to. Counselling can also help in many other ways including:
- overcoming difficulties
- developing your self-awareness
- making sense of your thoughts and feelings
- having more control in your life
What to expect in your first session: The first session will be a consultation/assessment so that we can discuss your needs and the problems you feel you would like to work through.
I offer focused short-term work and in-depth longer term therapy. Sessions are arranged for a mutually convenient time and are either weekly or fortnightly.
My training was integrative, however I work in a person-centred manner and with the flexibility to incorporate integrative approaches. I am sensitive to the needs of my clients and will work with you to address your problems in a caring manner.
As well as working in private practice I also work for an IAPT service. My previous experience includes working with teenagers and young people at an international college, and voluntary counselling for a community agency and bereavement agency. I have experience working with those suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, other mental health issues, relationship problems, trauma, loss, grief, bereavement and a range of other issues.
My location in Ash has plenty of free parking and is:
- 3 miles from Sandwich
- 8 miles from Deal
- 10 miles from Canterbury
- 8-10 miles from Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Margate and surrounding Thanet.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor having attained my Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative). I studied with the Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Academy (CPTA). The awarding body was the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework. I am also a member of the National Counselling Society.
I have attended numerous short courses and workshops in the areas in which I work and constantly update my Continuous Professional Development (CPD) by studying and attending more courses.
I attend regular supervision.
I hold a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Certificate.
I have experience working with a wide range of problems that clients bring including stress, anxiety, depression, other mental health issues, relationship problems, trauma, loss, grief, bereavement.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also work with those who are terminally ill, as well as with loss, grief, bereavement and transition.
Initial consultation for an individual - 50 minutes - £30.00
Further sessions for an individual - 50 minutes - £35.00
Couples - initial consultation & further sessions - 90 minutes - £55.00
If you would like to contact me by phone or email, I will get back to you as soon as possible. This initial contact with me will help you decide whether you wish to meet for a consultation/assessment, and thereafter whether you feel you would like counselling with me to work through your issues and difficulties.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays / early evenings to suit.
Types of client