Kate Hayes

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About me

I am leaving this site as I fundamentally disagree with the values that are demonstrated by listing 'disorders'.

Drop the disorder is an organisation that  exists to enlighten people that the diagnostic system operated and adhered to internationally is not fit for purpose and frequently results in people being medicated on drugs that actually cause more harm . There is a building body of evidence to support this position and the people who run this directory presently refuse to remove the endless disorder list they validate. If therapists wish to describe that they work with disorders that is their decision. To validate them on a counselling directory is, in my and others views, against the ethos and values of counselling.

As Carl Rogers said

'We regard the medical model as an extremely inappropriate model for dealing with psychological disturbances. The model that makes more sense is a growth model or a developmental model. In other words we see people as having a potential for growth and development, and that can be released under the right psychological climate. We don’t see them as sick and needing a diagnosis, prescription and a cure. And that is a very fundamental difference with a good many implications’ (Rogers 1976)

To advocate medical diagnosis on a counselling directory is contradictory to the whole ethos of counselling.

Talking helps. As much as it may feel impossible to believe, it does make a difference. Being heard and listened to may seem such a simple thing, but how often do you really feel that you have been heard fully, believed and understood? So many problems in life evolve from feeling out of touch with your true self, and from that, depression, anxiety, stress and addictive behaviour can be the only way the body has left to cope. Recovery from loss, whether it is a bereavement, a relationship a friendship or a job can leave a real emptiness. At times it may seem life is unrecognisable. A traumatic event may impact immediately or take years to understand as being the cause of upset or unhappiness.

Evidence shows that person-centred counselling is effective for all manners of emotional distress. I am an assistant professor in counselling and train NHS therapists and supervisors  in the evidence based person-centred experiential counselling for depression

I have been working as a person-centred psychotherapist in Norfolk since 1995 for local organisations and wish to extend my practice to individuals who wish to determine the number of sessions they have, which is often limited if you refer through your GP or other sectors.

I believe a therapeutic relationship can make a significant difference and my experience and feedback of being alongside many hundreds of people over the years has been evidence of that.

I will endeavor to offer appointments at the frequency and time that best matches your circumstance. I am in easy reach of the Norwich outer ring road. For London clients I can see you occasionally in South London - usually on a Monday. For East Midlands clients I can see you in Nottingham, usually on a Wednesday.

Training, qualifications & experience

My experience has been gained through working with people of all ages who have been referred through their GP or by a mental health link worker as a result of depression, anxiety and any experience related to stress and distress. I have years of experience of working with addiction in all its forms and I have worked for employee assistance programs.I also train therapists at all levels of qualification, mainly those working for NHS services as person-centred experiential counsellors for depression.

Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling 1994-5

Advanced Certificate in Person-Centred Supervision

Diploma in Spiritual Accompaniment

Emotion Focused Therapy 2011

Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression  License 2012

I am a senior accredited member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I am an insured practitioner and attend clinical supervision.
I regularly attend experiential trainings and conferences.
I am Assistant Professor in Counselling at the University of Nottingham

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Areas of counselling I deal with

I work with people who wish to receive counselling


I charge £50 for a fifty minute session

I will offer some reduced rates.

If requested I can offer an initial assessment for 30 minutes in order to determine if you feel I am someone you can work with and the charge is £15 for that meeting.

Further information

I offer Supervision to Therapists and Therapists in Training.

I offer Spiritual Accompaniment to people who are seeking to connect to their own understanding of spirituality.

Maps & Directions

Norwich, NR9

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


As I object to the inclusion of disorders listed by the website. I have unsuccessfully asked the directory to remove the list .

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a qualified person-centred supervisor and run courses for person-centred experiential counselling for depression supervisors.

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