Kay Capaldi, MSc, Pg Dip, MBACP, Counselling & Psychotherapy
People consider counselling or psychotherapy for many different reasons. It offers space to focus on your difficulties in a safe and constructive way. It can help you to see things more clearly and deepen your understanding of yourself and your life. My aim is to help guide you to a better understanding of yourself, empowering you to find solutions to your issues by bringing awareness to and making changes in your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I believe that everyone has their own answers and that given a supportive environment to explore your issues you will be able to draw upon your own inner resources to find resolution. I aim to offer a safe, caring and non-judgemental space where you will be accepted as you are so that you may:
- Talk about issues that are causing you physical, mental, emotional or spiritual distress,
- Explore your thoughts and feelings with someone out with your situation,
- Find more appropriate and healthier ways of coping,
- Gain better understanding of yourself and your relationships,
- Gain personal insights,
- Facilitate positive changes in your life,
- Energetically release feelings that have been repressed, denied or withheld.
We will work at your own pace in discovering more about yourself, your life and your challenges. Often counselling / psychotherapy helps people to feel more empowered and in control of their lives, more optimistic about the future and generally feeling happier and more content.
A leader in supporting positive transformation, I offer profound understanding of what is required to facilitate deep and lasting change. I aim to empower positive physical, mental, emotional and spiritual development for individuals and organisations utilising mindfulness, emotion focused and compassion based approaches. In particular, I specialise in helping to free my clients from difficult or painful emotions, thoughts, beliefs or behaviours that are holding them back in their lives.
Why continue to be limited by difficult or painful thoughts, feelings, behaviours or beliefs when, with the right tools, you can be free to live your life to the full!
I would be delighted to be your companion on your well-being journey in support of your personal and professional development so why not give me a call or send me a message outlining what change you would like to bring into your life!
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & Qualifications
- MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, University of Strathclyde
- Emotion Focused Therapy Level I, Level II & Masterclasses, University of Strathclyde
- Pg Dip Person-Centred Counselling, University of Strathclyde
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Brief Solution Focused Therapy
- ASIST Suicide Intervention Training
- Alcohol and Brief Intervention Training
- Diploma in Stress Management
- Diploma in Zen Shiatsu Therapy
- Diploma in Holistic Therapies
- THETA Healing Advanced DNA Training
- Sundoor Master Firewalk Instructor & Spiritual Leadership Training
- Usui Reiki Master / Teacher
- Shamanic Studies
- Emotion Focused Therapy for social anxiety and depression
- Working with addictions and abuse within a community stress centre setting
- Working with serious ill-health, grief and loss in a hospice setting
- Working with stress, anxiety and depression in a long-term clinical setting
- Brief therapy for work-related stress and other work-related difficulties
- Drug and Alcohol counselling and support
- In-depth psychological assessment in a research setting
- Telephone counselling
- Transformational workshops & events
- Transpersonal therapy & healing in private practise
- Working with stress, bereavement, loss, grief, illness, emotional issues, self-harm, anxiety, relationship difficulties, depression, addiction, inner conflict, anger, mental health problems, eating disorders, abuse, sexuality issues, low self-esteem, work issues, financial problems, major life changes, physical, mental or emotional pain in private practise.
- I have completed a body of research entitled, Pernicious Influences and Harmful Effects: A Discourse Analysis of Self-Critical, Self-Harming & Resulting Emotion Processes in Socially Anxious Clients.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Sessions can be done in person, over the phone or by Skype.
Each session lasts one hour and costs £45 for individual therapy or £55 for couples.
I am a qualified Person-Centred and Emotion-Focused Psychotherapist with over 15 years experience working therapeutically with individuals in a variety of settings. My experience and training helps to support positive and lasting physical, mental, emotional & spiritual change. In particular, I specialise in helping to free my clients from difficult or painful emotions, thoughts, beliefs or behaviours that are holding them back in their lives. This is achieved through the process of psychotherapy or alternatively, by utilising various energy-based tools and techniques; or a combination of both.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer flexible appointment times and am available some evenings and weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|