Katherine Crook MBACP Registered
Hello and welcome,
I'm a BACP registered, well qualified, friendly, professional counsellor working from comfortable rooms in Seaford very close to the town centre.
What counselling can do for you
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
- panic and fear
- anger, frustration and rage
- affairs and betrayals
- family issues
- sadness, 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.
How I work
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 purpose of counselling is to provide caring support, greater understanding and ultimately 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.
I offer a FREE half hour consultation. You can either email me by clicking the red button at the top or bottom of this page or, call 07854 139921 to set up an appointment.
What happens in the FREE consultation?
I will ask you a few questions about your mental and physical health, your previous experience of counselling and ask you what brings you to counselling now and what you hope to get from counselling. You can ask me any questions you like.
If you decide to go ahead with counselling with me, we can book our first appointment there an then, or you may want to go away and think about it and perhaps meet with other counsellors. What's most important is you find the right counsellor for you.
What happens in the first session?
In the first session I will have some questions to give me additional information about your life. For example your occupation, your sleeping and eating habits etc. and we will confirm together exactly what benefit you want from the counselling.
How do I get the most out of my counselling?
Some clients will want to focus on a particular issue, for example feeling calmer, or understanding how to navigate or what to do about a difficult relationship. Others may find that they need support with several different and difficult issues and feelings that are affecting many aspects of their lives.
The way you can get the most out of your counselling is to be as clear as you can be about what you want and keep communicating with me about it. I will be listening with your goals in mind and helping you explore what is happening, so that you can bring about change.
"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 adhere to their professional standards and codes of ethics.
I have a diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling - This 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.
Prior to becoming a counsellor I worked in large multi-national organisations in London, so like many of my clients I have experienced the pressures of working in demanding and stressful environments. I am also the mother of young twins so I understand the challenges of parenting and family life.
I am fully insured and DBS checked.
I provide Anger Management programmes 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 / concessions (daytime appointments only) down to £35/hour if you are a student or retired.
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 and Thursdays for day time appointments and Monday and Thursday evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|