Kathy Robson MBACP, MNCS (Accredited), Integrative Psychotherapist / Supervisor
Kathy Robson Counselling can offer you an experienced, fully qualified and accredited counsellor who can assist you with a range of issues, problems and difficulties that you may be experiencing in your life. Kathy provides a safe, caring and non-judgmental environment where she helps each client on their journey in a confidential manner. Your first session will give you the chance to meet Kathy, discuss your needs and to see if counselling is right for you. Watch her video below where Kathy explains more about counselling.
Kathy works very closely with you to form a mutual working relationship that will empower you to explore and address your concerns, she believes the aim of counselling is to bring about change by allowing you to reflect on your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. A counsellor partnership is being on a level with each other and breaking down the barriers - this is of upmost importance to Kathy.
Please see below the following issues that Kathy often works with:
I deal with a whole host of problems, no one person is the same or has a label but some of the areas I've helped with are; relationship issues, loss and bereavement, anger and anxiety, depression, mental health, low self-confidence and low self-esteem, stress at work, feeling low and demotivated, loneliness, isolation, identity, culture and obsessive compulsive disorders.
Previously I worked as a volunteer counsellor at MIND and also at a local hospice as a bereavement counsellor which has helped me understand a variety of problems and issues. It has to be said that I have been through counselling myself which benefits me from being on both sides of the couch! I really am on the same level as my clients and with my expertise I can identify and help solve the day to day issues that affect so many people. Testament to that I have run my own practice from home since 2012 which continues today.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 2 Initial Counselling Skills - (2004)
Level 2 Counselling Skills - (2005)
Level 3 Counselling Studies - (2006)
Advanced Diploma in Counselling - (2008)
Practitioner Diploma - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - (2010)
Certificate in Counselling Supervision (2016)
BACP Certificate of Prociciency
Registered Member of BACP - 133957
Accredited Member of National Counselling Society NCS15 - 01991
I am a member of the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to the BACP's ethical code of practice.
My theoretical approach is integrative which means I incorporate different theories when working with clients: Person Centered, CBT, Psychodynamic theories and Gestalt ideas.
Counselling can be for a fixed term or open ended.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
I offer a FREE, no obligation consultation for half an hour to discuss the clients expectations of the Counselling process and what I can offer, although you can get a feel if I'm the right person for you by watching my short video at www.kathycounsellor.co.uk.
Whether you are an individual or a couple looking for help and guidance, my current prices are £45 for an individual 55 minute session £65 for a couples 55 minute session.
I am also happy to see counselling trainees at reduced rates. Please contact me for further details.
I am very flexible on my hours of work and often work around my client's needs so I can offer day & evening appointments.
From Rayleigh High Street you will need to follow the A129 down the hill passing the train station. Go under the railway bridge and follow the road until you reach a cross roads with traffic lights. Turn right into Victoria Avenue and follow the road up the hill until you reach a mini roundabout. Turn right into Stirling Close. The nearest bus route is the number 25 which will drop you at the bottom of Victoria Avenue.
Through my own life experience's and seeking therapy myself I soon realised that I was able to understand others by stepping out of my shoes and stepping into theirs. This enabled me to envisage the effect of the problems people face and the pain, distress and worry in attempting to cope and led me to think about a career in counselling. Several years later I was lucky enough to have a placement where I experienced working with teenagers and adults who were learning to cope day by day with their own issues. This provided me with the unique advantage of helping clients from all walks of life and I finally set up my own practice in 2012. I consider it to be a real privilege to be chosen as part of a client's journey and see them develop and change as a person.
Here is a flavour of theoretical approaches I am often working with:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: this approach takes thoughts, imagery, self image into account and the aim is to change the negative self beliefs. Clients can re-learn or modify their thought processes by changing their behavioural patterns.
Psychodynamic: is a central aim to help the client to become more self aware and to bring inner feelings, conflicts from an unconscious level to a more accessible conscious level.
Gestalt Therapy: is a type of therapy that works with the concepts of unity, wholeness and the integration of body, feelings and intellect. "Unfinished Business" form the past is brought into the awareness. This is a creative approach which uses techniques such as the empty chair.
Person Centered: is a non directive module that focuses on the quality of the client - therapist relationship as each person is an individual who is considered to be unique.
There are many ways of dealing with therapy and I work closely with each individual to find the right journey and the right approach for them. You may use different techniques but everyone is unique and has a story to tell and it's about listening to that person and discovering what's right for them. The above techniques aid in getting to the core of each problem a client may have but working together we will find what's right for you.
Recent Client Testimonials:
I highly recommend Kathy as a counsellor, she has been of great support and comfort to me during my most difficult and challenging times. During my time with Kathy I have been able to rebuild my life and confidence.
Kathy is warm, calm, professional and reliable. She has opened my eyes to things I was unable to see before and has guided me back to being a happy and confident person again.
Kathy is an excellent therapist, I have always felt welcome, safe, cared for and listened to in therapy sessions. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to family and friends.
Kathy is a very kind gentle lady. I was very nervous at my first meeting with her, but after my session I felt a warm & relaxed feeling I felt at last I have found someone I can talk to. Each time I come away I think about the things we have talked about & feel happier in myself. I have seen other counsellors but felt so alone as if it must just be me. Not any more, I feel I'm getting the understanding that I needed.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available from Monday to Friday from 9am to 9pm. I am available on Saturday morning from 8am to 12pm.
Types of client
Supervision & training
Supervisor Kathy Robson CBT Practitioner.View supervision profile