About me

Due to the present Covid Situation I am presently working online only with Video Sessions.  They are face to face and have worked very successfully if you have a good broadband connection.

Are you depressed, angry,  suffering with overwhelming anxiety and wondering how you can carry on? Do you have relationship issues,  or have you been bereaved? 

Maybe you are feeling sad and don't understand why?

Today, we live in a fast-paced, non-stop society, constantly striving for the next goal.  When do you have the space just to be? When do you truly have the time to understand and reflect on what is causing you anxiety and low mood? Is it time for you to do something about the way you are feeling?

"When there is a hill to climb, waiting won't make it smaller".    Anon.

I offer a supportive, confidential, caring and professional counselling service.  Where else in your life can you be listened to unconditionally and without judgement? This may be the time for you to help yourself and invest in your future.

We can look on therapy  as if we are assembling a jigsaw. We tip the pieces out of the box and begin to assemble the pieces together. We look at all the problems and stories that make up your life and we slowly add the pieces to make a pattern. We identify and work on any trauma and slowly we can see the picture more clearly. We assemble the pieces together to make your experiences and life into a more coherent picture. Therapy can help you decipher what is happening to you.  We gain insights and you can learn ways of coping with your feelings and problems.

Training, qualifications & experience

Kath is a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and has a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. She works in Private Practice. She has a Diploma in Couples Therapy.

She is a trained EMDR Practitioner.  (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing} Also trained in Attachment Focused Therapy and Attachment Focused EMDR. This therapy is used for PTSD, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression and other mental health conditions.

Also trained in Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (GTEP)  for groups and Individuals affected by recent traumatic events.

She has worked with Cruse Bereavement, CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse) and for Mind seeing GP referrals on the government initiative IAPT (Increased Access to Psychological Therapies). Kath has also worked with Essex Police,  Fire Service,  Military,  War Veterans and The Prison Service.

She is a qualified Relationship and Couples Counsellor (Diploma).

Kath offers Adoption Support through a Registered Agency ( LINK under the umbrella of Barnardo's) that is registered to provide adoption placement and support services, such as counselling.

She has a Supervision Certificate in Integrative Counselling. (BACP Endorsed Course)

She is trained by Support4Sight to work with the Visually Impaired.

Kath is an Accredited Counsellor with The Foundation for Infant Loss.

Kath is fully insured and has regular supervision and ongoing professional development.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a Counsellor registered with LINK Adoption Services, London East and South East, under the umbrella of Barnardo's. It is a requirement of the 2005 Adoption Support Agency Regulations that work undertaken by any counsellor, where the focus is adoption, must be through an Adoption agency. Any involvement with adoption whether it is the adopter, adoptee, or birth grandparents etc. I would be able to help.

I offer Integrative Counselling and EMDR.

I offer Supervision for Counsellors and Trainee Counsellors.

I have a Diploma in Couple Therapy. This can be for relationship issues, separation and divorce, affairs and betrayals. The couple may need help with communication and mediation after having decided to separate and divorce.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • BUPA

Additional information

£50.00 per hour

£50.00 per hour for EMDR session.

Couples Therapy  £70.00

Supervision £45.00 per hour for Trainees.

£50 for Qualified Counsellors.


Successful therapy is an investment in your future helping you work out your problems in a safe and confidential environment. You will be offered an initial assessment session to enable you to decide if therapy is right for you and to ensure that you are happy to work with me. It is important to choose the right Counsellor for you.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesday,  Wednesday and Thursdays.

Further information


I have the life experience to support with empathy and understanding.  Therapy can be short-term or longer term for deep-seated issues.  It is a safe place to explore and learn to understand our reactions to life. 

"At times in our life we need to press the Pause button and reflect. Where am I going and how do I want my life to be? Is this what I want and need to make me happy?"

Therapy can lead to more meaningful relationships and better paid jobs. We can gain more confidence, emotional satisfaction and become a better person.  It is cheaper than divorce because if we don't understand ourselves we keep making the same mistakes.

Please feel free to call me for a  15 mins chat. It is time to make that difference to your life. I know it is very hard to make that first step but once you have done that and had the initial meeting you can decide if therapy is right for you.

If I am unable to answer please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible. Emails and telephone calls are confidential and only answered by me.

CRB checked. (Criminal Records Bureau). (Now called Disclosure & Barring Service).

Suffolk Business Park, Kempson Way,
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP32

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am an Integrative Supervisor incorporating different techniques to enable the therapy.

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