Kate Foster - Individual, Couples Counselling and Supervision
I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor and work with individuals and couples. I understand there are times in our life when we all experience some difficulty, feel overwhelmed and a sense of not knowing what to do.
I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space in which to explore your difficulties and current distress. I have considerable experience in treating individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, low self esteem, anger, relationship difficulties, bereavement, loss, addictions, emotional eating and abuse. I offer short and long term counselling and my training in psychotherapy enables me to work in depth with issues.
I have had many years experience as a health care professional (Registered Nurse, Midwife, Counsellor and Psychotherapist) enabling me to understand the complexity we experience in our lives and the importance of trusting relationships in which to explore ourselves and find new meaning.
I believe the relationship between counsellor and client is important and with this in mind I offer an initial consultation with no obligation to proceed further. In this session we explore your counselling needs enabling you to get a sense of whether I would be the right counsellor for you.
I offer flexibility of day and evening appointments and look forward to the opportunity to discuss your needs at this time and warmly welcome your enquiry.
My training and experience in couples counselling offers an approach which enables relationship issues to be explored in a space where difficulties can be addressed and resolved. I understand that relationship difficulties can bring about feelings of hopelessness, anger, depression and upset. Relationship issues may include affairs and betrayals, life changing events, stress, family issues, communication breakdown and loss of closeness. Couples counselling can reveal the core issues in relationship problems and change relationships to relieve distress.
For more information on couples counselling read here: www.feldencounsellingservices.co.uk
I am able to offer supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists. I Have a Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision (Integrative).
I have extensive experience in trauma and practice EMDR, an effective treatment for trauma.
I am a mindfulness teacher and offer this approach as part of my therapy work or as a stand alone session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered with the UKCP
I am a Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), and am bound by its code of ethics. I am also a member of the Metanoia Institute and adhere to the code of ethics of EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysis)
I have a MSc in Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. I am also a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA). I have a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
I have a BSc (Health Studies) having worked in health care services for over 25 years
I have had extended training in Couples counselling and additional qualifications in Couples work, Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, CBT and Group work.
I have worked for a number of counselling agencies dealing with issues such as depression, relationship difficulties, anxiety and stress.
My counselling experience has included working with drug and alcohol agencies where I counselled individuals to address their difficulies with substances. I also facilitated alcohol and drug relapse prevention groups to enable clients to develop the skills necessary to control their addictive behaviour.
I have worked as a counsellor for a Hospice Counselling Service supporting people with life limiting conditions and health challenges as well as the bereaved. I have been in Private Practice for a number of years.
I have completed training in EMDR - a specific technique for addressing trauma.
I have also worked for an NHS psychological service providing group therapy for depression, anxiety and related issues.
I currently work as a specialist psychotherapist for a perinatal counselling service and I am able to work with the complexities of pregnancy, loss and birth trauma.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Separation and divorce
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Individual session: £50
Couples: £65 per session
EMDR: £65 per hour
Reduced fee for counselling students
Lower cost counselling places available
Supervision: Individual: £50, Group by negotiation.
Couple counselling: I offer an approach to couple counselling which explores relationship difficulties and works towards establishing helpful communication channels to rebuild and establish a way forward in the relationship. My couples therapy approach includes approaches using Transactional Analysis and Emotion Focused Therapy.
Group therapy consists of up to 6 members and is suitable for longer term therapy.
I also run topic groups which include depression, self esteem and emotional eating, these groups run regularly throughout the year for 6 - 10 sessions.
EMDR is an acronym for “eye movement desensitization and reprocessing”. The primary goal of EMDR is to help people reprocess painful unresolved memories in a way that frees them from their intense and unhealthy grip.
In addition to its treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, EMDR has been successfully used to treat:
Anxiety and panic attacks
Please contact me to discuss further if you feel this therapy may suit you.
I am a qualified mindfulness teacher and offer mindfulness sessions on an individual and group basis.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer appointments from 07.30 through to 20.30 Monday to Friday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
As a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and counsellor I offer supervision for trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.View supervision profile