Kathy Wolstenholme, Reg MBACP, Dip Couns
01202 515497 / 07989 359451
Life can be difficult at times. Just as we can sustain physical injury, our emotional wellbeing can be affected by events and circumstances. Counselling/therapy with the 'right' therapist can be an enriching experience, providing you with a safe space where you can explore your issues and find solutions to your problems in order to gain an improved sense of wellbeing. Why do I say 'the right therapist'? We are all unique and as such, we 'click' with some people more than others. That's just the way it is. So contacting more than one therapist gives you the chance to work out who is best for you and your needs. That's why I offer an initial free telephone consultation followed by a reduced price first session. Both come with no obligation as I value the importance of you choosing the 'right therapist'.
I work as an Integrative Counsellor. This means that I combine skills and tools from different theoretical approaches (predominantly Person Centred, Transactional Analysis and CBT) in order to provide you with therapy that is unique to your needs. I am registered with the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist) and I adhere to their Ethical Framework. This means that I uphold principles of Confidentiality, Autonomy and a commitment to my clients' wellbeing as my highest priority.
I believe the best therapy happens when you the client are at the forefront of the process. I aim to walk alongside you (metaphorically speaking), understanding your problems from your perspective, without judgement or criticism. Then together we can work to find solutions and strategies to enable you to restore yourself to a place of positive emotional health.
I have experience supporting individuals over the age of 16 in both the private and voluntary sector with anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks/panic disorder, depression, anger, phobias, bereavement, trauma, addictive behaviours, abuse, domestic violence, bullying, low self-esteem, personality disorders, self harm, relationship issues, Aspergers syndrome, lack of confidence, feeling sad, substance misuse, self-sabotaging behaviours, stress and more.
Sessions last 50 minutes and usually take place at the same time each week for as long or short a period as you need. I am also able to be flexible to your schedule where required.
I work out of locations in Southbourne, Winton and Westbourne, all of which are easily accessible by public or private transport.
I appreciate that not everyone wants or is able to meet for face-to-face sessions. I am experienced in both telephone and online counselling and I also offer walk and talk therapy. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have in respect of any of these therapeutic approaches.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists
CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (pending)
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Cruse Bereavement Care - Certificate in Bereavement Support
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Initial telephone consultation - Free
First session - £10 reduction off fees stated below
Individual face to face 50 minutes - £45
Individual telephone/online 50 minutes - £40
Walk and Talk therapy in the Bournemouth area - £45 (other locations can be discussed and prices agreed)
I offer a limited number of places at a reduced fee for counselling students and people on a low income – please contact me for further information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime appointments available Monday-Friday 9am - 3pm. Evening and Saturday appointments are also available, contact me to discuss further.
Types of client