Kathy Cotter: MBACP (Accred) ; Adv. Dip Counselling; MA Coaching

Kathy Cotter:     MBACP (Accred) ; Adv. Dip Counselling; MA Coaching

7A Catherine Street

07881 954463

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7A Catherine Street

07881 954463

About me

Sometimes, talking to friends, a partner, or other family members doesn't feel appropriate, helpful or enough.

Coping with a new baby or a new job; a bereavement or relationship problem; excessive drinking or eating; or simply struggling to live a balanced and fulfilled life, can all be helped through gaining a clearer understanding of ourselves, enabling us to make informed and positive choices.

By bringing a combination of counselling and coaching approaches to my practice, I am able to provide a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your experiences, feelings and thoughts and find a path towards living a happier, more fulfilled life.

Being able to express yourself openly without fear of being judged can be a liberating and reparative experience, enabling you to move forward and feel strong again.

You may have specific goals you are seeking to achieve. I can work with you to develop self-understanding and to explore your options. Whilst acting as your sounding board, I will also ask questions aimed at helping you clarify your thinking, enabling you to progress with confidence and focus.

I have over 15 years executive coaching experience,  in addition to several years experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist within private practice and NGO’s,

In addition to seeing clients on a private basis, for the past 5 years I have been working as a counsellor at Turning Point (previously, Swindon & Wiltshire Alcohol & Drug Services) – providing psychological therapy for individuals struggling with mental health issues and substance misuse.

Prior to practicing as a therapist, I held several board level positions as an HR professional in some of the most successful global technology companies.

Location: I work out of The Practice Rooms in Salisbury, view by clicking link below: http://www.thepracticerooms.co.uk/therapist/kathy-cotter/

Contact: Feel free to call or email to arrange an initial session where we can explore what has brought you to seek support, and whether I am the right therapist for you.

Tel: 07881 954463   email: kathy@optimisecoaching.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications:

  • Masters Degree, Life, Executive & Business Coaching
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling
  • Adv. Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Adv. Certificate Working with Children and Young People
  • Masters Degree, Human Resource Management
  • Prof. Psychotherapy Doctoratal Candidate (yr 3 at Metanoia Institute)

Professional Body Memberships:

  • accredited Member, British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • member, Association for Coaching
  • member, Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Maternity transition counselling and coaching
Motivational enhancement therapy


Fees: £45.00 per 50 minute session.

Further information

Session time and duration: Sessions are 50 minutes long, normally held at a regular time on a weekly basis. The duration of our work can be explored during your initial session, and we can agree together whether you need short term (6-12 weeks) intervention or whether you'd like to take your exploration further over a period of several months.

Maps & Directions

Salisbury, SP1 2DF

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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