Katherine Crook MBACP Registered
Hello and welcome,
I am an integrative counsellor, which means I can tailor my approach to your particular needs. I integrate the person-centred approach with Gestalt and Transactional Analysis, as well as CBT and mindfulness.
I imagine since you are on this page, you are facing difficulties right now and you want things to change and improve. Whatever you are feeling right now, or whatever situation you find yourself in, counselling is proven to help. You can gain, support, understanding and clarity, to help you find your way through.
If you have never had counselling before it can be hard to imagine how talking with someone can help. Talking with someone who cares but is not involved in our daily lives and relationships, often helps people feel calmer, less stressed, supported and helps them untangle difficult feelings, thoughts and relationships.
People come to counselling for many different reasons, some of the most common problems I help with are:
- relationship issues
- anxiety and stress
- anger management
- family issues
- grief and loss
- depression and low self-esteem.
You can see the full list of issues I can help with at the bottom of the page.
Whatever the issue you are facing, I recognise that everyone is unique. When you are with me, I will give you my full support and attention. I will provide a safe, confidential space for you to express yourself. I can help with reducing the intensity of high level emotions, such as anxiety, panic or rage. I will also challenge you in a supportive way with different ways of thinking, suggestions and new ideas.
I understand the process of change is difficult and challenging and will help you work within your limits, at a pace that you determine. I will absolutely not tell you how to live your life. I work with an agreement between us about what you want to get out of your counselling. The goal of counselling is change and movement towards whatever you decide you want in your life.
The most effective counselling takes place once a warm and trusting relationship has been established between the client and the counsellor. This is because if you feel safe with your counsellor you are more likely to be able to be open and honest about your life and so the process of understanding and change happens more quickly.
If you think you would like to meet me to find out more, I offer a FREE half hour consultation for you to tell me why you are seeking counselling, any ideas you have about what you would like to get from the counselling and to ask me any questions. Please feel free to either email me, or call 07854 139921 to set up an appointment.
“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” Jim Rohn.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I have a diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Trained to provide the Citizen Coaching Anger Management programme to individuals or groups
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
My rates are £40/hour.
I offer a discount (daytime appointments only) down to £35/hour if you are a student, not working, or only working part-time.
Please note that I do not work during the main school holidays at Christmas, Easter and during the summer.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for day time appointments and Thursday evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|