Katherine Ward MBACP, MA, BA (Hons) Relationship Therapy
Welcome to my page. I'm Katherine and I'm an experienced registered couples counsellor and psychotherapist.
- Your relationship with yourself (always the starting point)
- Your couple relationship
- The relationship you have with whatever is troubling you.
I can help.
- How counselling can help?
I really do believe that you are able to make positive changes in your life through beneficial relationships. I can help you resolve difficulties in mood and anxiety regulation, adapting to significant changes and problems in important relationships. People are largely defined by their experience of connection with others and it can be so beneficial to explore these experiences. I have a special interest in couple counselling as well as therapy for anxiety and depression, particularly where there is difficulty coping in work and social situations. My MA is in relationship therapy, and I work in the third sector counselling couples as well as private practice.
- What to expect in the first session
Making the decision to start counselling often takes courage and can be daunting. I'm always aware of this, and will work hard to make the space feel secure for the you. Counselling can help. Whatever you are facing, you do not have to face it alone. The first session will substantiate this. I offer the introductory session for £25.
- What to expect with online counselling
I use skype for my online sessions. Online counselling is a popular alternative approach to traditional counselling. Sometimes it can be easier to arrange, because of your busy life. Also you might like the idea of some small distance between you and the therapist. I do find this suits some (usually the more tech-savvy) and for some it feels safer. You might also find it easier to disclose in the comfort of your own surroundings. Concessions are available for my online counselling service.
If you really feel that counselling would help, but are worried about the cost - still contact me. Counselling can be so beneficial, as many people as possible should have the opportunity to experience this benefit.
Training, qualifications & experience
My experience ranges from various clinical settings. I currently work for a charity counselling couples, and in private practice. I've volunteered in an inner city London school counselling adolescents. I am a registered baby bonding practitioner, and have experience counselling women with post natal depression. I've also worked in the NHS; I was a district nurse visiting people in their own homes primarily carrying out palliative and terminal care, often supporting couples and families as well as my patients.
General counselling courses
- CPCAB certificate in counselling skills
- Baby bonding practitioner training
- Suicidal risk and support
- Mental health awareness
- Child protection and safeguarding
- Counselling children and adolescents
- Aspergers syndrome
- Systemic counselling skills.
Couple counselling courses
- MA relationship therapy
- Relate certificate of proficiency
- LGBTQ sensitivity and awareness
- Sex addiction
- Personality disorders
- Toxic couples and conflict
- Domestic violence.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy)
- Gottman method
My rates are:
- £45/hr for individuals
- £55/hr for couples.
I charge a reduced rate for daytime work, and I do have some flexibility for those on limited incomes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 5.30-9.30pm inclusive, at the Mission Rooms, Chapel Road, Warlingham. On street parking available. Daytime and Skype appointments on request.
Types of client