Kate Morrissey MBACP
I am a friendly, qualified and experienced 1-1 & couples counsellor and supervisor working in south Manchester.
I am a registered member of the British Association for counselling and psychotherapy and abide by their ethical standards.
I offer a confidential, professional and non-judgemental service.
I can offer short or long term therapy, depending on what is required.
I work from a person centred perspective because I believe that when people are given a safe space to explore their feelings and difficulties they can grow and develop the resources they already have within themselves to live more satisfying lives.
I have been working in the social care field for 17 years, including working in mental health, youth work, with lesbian, gay and bisexual people, refugees and at a women's refuge.
In addition to my private practice, I have gained my counselling experience at a rape crisis centre, a doctors surgery, a brook advisory service and a young peoples mental health centre.
Counselling has helped me in my own life to grow in confidence and self belief and also to have healthier and happier relationships with others. I find it very rewarding to see other people develop their own strengths and resources.
I believe that counselling can be of benefit to anyone, whatever their background or difficulties. Most people at some point in their lives will struggle with feelings of depression, anxiety or low confidence, especially when going through difficult life events such as bereavement, relationship breakdown or problems at work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a degree in psychology (University of Liverpool, 1995).
I also have a Masters in Social Work (Manchester Metropolitan University, 2000).
Advanced cert in counselling skills (1998)
Advanced Diploma in counselling (2002-2004)
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision (2007-2008)
Certificate in Couples counselling 2011
Other short courses include:
Stress and trauma
Mindfulness approaches to stress
I have also offered workshops around issues of self-harm and suicide and general mental health awareness.
I have trained young people to staff a helpline and befriending project.
I have run a well-being project for refugees & helped set up a pilot counselling service for women asylum seekers.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Self-harm;cultural & identity issues; work with women; oppression and discrimination; survivors of childhood abuse.
I charge £40 an hour for individual therapy and £42-£63 for couples counselling (concessions are available for the unemployed/those on low wages).
I have daytime and some evening slots.
Please feel free to call or email me in confidence with any queries you may have about how I work.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday- Friday. Limited evening availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have a postgraduate certificate in supervision.View supervision profile