9 Fairway Rise
Hello there, looking for a counsellor? Can I, may I help you?
My name is Katharine Forsyth, usually known as Kate, and I live in Chard. I have been in Chard for the last 32 years. I used to work for the local council which is where I first realised that within my work I was actually counselling, allowing the people I was with at that time their time and truly listening and really hearing the problems they were facing and the feelings they were experiencing. This is why I did the appropriate studying to become a fully qualified counsellor.
I know that therapy, like our lives, can be quite a journey of discovery and hopefully a successful one especially if our therapeutic relationship is based on confidentiality, trust, justice, empathy and compassion among many other things.
Counselling is a way of making sense of our lives in a pro-active way and as a counsellor I aim to really help my clients to make sense of and understand their being. We often hold on to the suffering we have experienced and feel truly traumatised by our lives, lifestyles and our memories and counselling in a safe, secure and comfortable environment can help enormously.
Though I work mainly in the client/person centred method of counselling I do integrate and incorporate other counselling `tools’ to the benefit of the client.
Though fairly recently qualified I have had years of knowledge and training in the field of counselling people with for example acquired head injuries and issues regarding loss and grief, anger and other life experiences. I have an Open University honours degree in Social Sciences and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I am based in Chard and can offer sessions at my home or in rooms I can use that are safe and private. My work is completely confidential, safe and in comfortable surroundings and I am regularly supervised. Home visits can be considered.
Do please visit my website which is www.chardcounselling.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor and I am BACP registered
BSc Hons in Social Sciences and Sociology
Fully qualified healer with South West Association of Spiritual Healers
I worked for many years for the local council with experience of helping people from all walks and situations of life.
I too have had many experiences in my life, not always good ones, which I feel mean that I can empathise fully with my clients with patience and understanding. Having been successful in the Advanced Diploma in Integrated Counselling I feel I can offer counselling that is both flexible and client centred and driven in approach.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As an integrated counsellor the areas of counselling I offer I feel cannot be prescriptive or restricted for me at present.
I offer an initial free half hour session so that the client can meet me and we can discuss your individual needs and how we can work together.
Subsequent sessions are £40 for a 50 minutes/1 hour.
My life experiences have taught me a great deal about my own resilience and determination whilst recognising and respecting the sheer bravery and resolve of others. I am an active volunteer with Headway as a counsellor, the charity for those with acquired head injuries and I am the local coordinator for The Dystonia Society. I am a former founder governor for Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust at Musgrove Park Hospital. I have had previous experience as a Bereavement Support Facilitator.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available 9 am to 5 pm every day, evening and weekend sessions by arrangement.