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Psychotherapist, Individuals, Couples and Groups, (she/her)

About me

Do you feel ready for a change? We all go through changes and if life is a journey, sometimes the going gets really tough. If you are in a difficult place right now, perhaps I can help.

My name is Kate Hardy, pronouns she/her, and I am a qualified, registered individuals and couples Psychotherapist working online and also face to face in a beautiful, peaceful setting in west Wales 30 minutes by car from Aberystwyth or Lampeter. I have 20 years clinical experience.

I specialise in times of transition and personal change. I also run online personal development groups, which can be an affordable alternative to one to one therapy. I am learning Welsh but not anywhere near fluent yet, so I work in English.

You might be looking for a positive change in health,  caring, identity, work, bereavement, family problems or relationships. You might have gone through changes you did not want or ask for. You might be experiencing a lot of anxiety, or feeling sadness or low mood right now. My personal practice as a psychotherapist is all about you and what you need from your therapy.

We will start with some simple strategies to bring things back to a place where they feel more manageable, 

From there, if you want to, we can look more deeply at what has led you to this point in your life, and also the places where you perhaps would like to go next on your journey.

My approach as a psychotherapist is gentle, supportive and respectful, based on Transactional Analysis. I work with every individual as a whole person, including feelings, thoughts and behaviour as well as their inner "heart". 

I also work with couples, approach every couple as a relationship which had the potential to develop and change. I am trained as an Imago couples therapist. I can help you to make choices about the future, and to build intimacy, warmth and loving communication in your relationship.

Groups are all online at the moment and run on a 12 week cycle. Every 12 weeks participants can decide whether to finish, or continue for another 12. A new group focusing on health issues will start in May 2022.

I am based in west Wales on the edge of the Cambrian Mountains 30 mins from Aberystwyth and Lampeter. I work with individuals and couples in a beautiful, peaceful setting in Ysrad Meurig and also on the Zoom platform. Over the years I have helped individuals and couples with issues including: trauma, bereavement, generalised anxiety, depression, low self esteem, OCD, problem drinking and drug use, personality disorder, anger management, work-related stress, as well as many couples seeking help with relationship breakdowns, difficulties and changes.

Psychotherapy can help you with specific issues that may be troubling you. It can also be a longer journey of self discovery leading to lasting change. You might find it helpful if you would like to: talk through difficult experiences you are having; develop skills and self confidence; adjust to changed circumstances; think through tough decisions; understand yourself better; deal with problem thoughts, behaviour or reltionships; or face painful memories from the past.

As a cancer survivor, I am grateful for every day and believe passionately that life is for living and enjoying NOW,  not yesterday or tomorrow. 

I hold an interntionally recognised qualification in Transactional Analysis (psychotherapy) and MSc in Psychotherapy, from the Berne Insititute validated by the University of Middlesex, a degree in Integrative Counselling from the University of Middlesex (2006), BACP Accreditation, and a Diploma in Clinical Supervision from the Sherwood Institute (2016). I have also trained in Imago Couples therapy.

If you are interested in individual therapy, couples therapy or joining a group, call me on 07979 654124 or email kate.hardy5@gmail.com to book an online or face to face appointment with me today. We can also make an appointment for a free 15 minute Zoom chat. 

My practice in Leighton Buzzard grew into the Old Surgery Counselling Centre which I have now handed over to a colleague. If you would like to know more about the Old Surgery, please email Practice Manager Dawn Woosley via this site.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certified Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy)
MSc Psychotherapy (award pending)
EMDR, Alexandra Richman Training (recognised by International EMDR Assn)
Certificate in TA Family Therapy
Imago Couples Therapy Training
Certificate in Working with Gender Identity, Link Centre
Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis, Berne Institute
Attachment Narrative Therapy for Couples, Bowlby Centre

Diploma in Clinical Supervision, Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute 2016
BACP Registered Independent Counsellor 2009
BACP Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist 2009
BA (hons) Counselling & Theology University of Middlesex (first class) 2006 MA Health Studies University of Leeds 1986
BA (hons) Sociology University of Essex 1984
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2012

Longer term therapy
Relationship problems
Anxiety and OCD
Depression and low self esteem
Anger issues
Bereavement and Loss
Couples counselling
Small group work

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £40.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

Fees

Individual psychotherapy £30 (concession) to £60 per hour
TA Couples and Families Psychotherapy £70 per hour or £85 for 90 minutes
Clinical Supervision £70 per hour

I do have reduced rate spaces. Talk to me about your circumstances if you need a lower rate space.

When I work

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Dre Isaf House, Ystrad Meurig, Ceredigion, SY25 6AA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Accessible ground floor room for manual wheelchairs Qualified and experienced Online therapist

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

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