I offer you a warm, confidential space where we can work together, with whatever difficulties you are experiencing at this point in your life.
I have 12 years experience as counsellor and I know how confused and alone you might be feeling. You may be finding it very hard to cope, or functioning well on the outside but struggling within yourself. I can help with depression, anxiety and stress, childhood memories, bereavement, low self esteem, couples counselling for relationship issues and/or parenting.
I have a special interest in women's issues, identity and cultural expectations; whether and when to become a mother, understanding your own needs and how to live a rich life.
In addition to general counselling I offer a specialist counselling service for parents who are experiencing difficulties to do with their children, fertility or planning for parenthood. I have worked alongside GPs, health visitors and midwives for many years and have an extensive knowledge of postnatal depression, babies and children's needs and their impact on parents.
As a parent you can feel extremely anxious, stressed or that you are not really enjoying your children. I will work with you, to help you find a way forward. If life with older children is becoming miserable, with constant challenging behaviour and a breakdown in relationships I can help you feel more confidant and connected with your children again.
I also work directly with children and young people. I have experience of counselling and supervising in schools and university and have a DBS certificate.
I always try to see new clients for an initial consultation within a week, this is an opportunity for you to see if I am the right counsellor for you and how best to meet your needs. Once we begin the counselling, sessions are at the same time each week.
Its best to contact me by email rather than phoning as I may be with a client. I can call you back if necessary or we can organise your first session by email.
I mostly work online via Skype or zoom. As well as being essential during the pandemic, online counselling can be very useful for helping people to access the right therapist, or if travelling to sessions is difficult. I have worked online for many years and see clients from a wide geographical area, including overseas.
All sessions are currently online or telephone counselling. *
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Certificate Psychodynamic Counselling (Pg Dip.)
Accredited Member of BACP.
Master of Philosophy Women's Studies (Motherhood).
Post Qualifying Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People.
Certificate in Systemic Counselling Skills.
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Cruse Bereavement Training.
12+ years Private Practice
Counsellor Sussex University
Counsellor Offington Counselling Service
School Counsellor Primary/ Secondary
YMCA Counsellor and clinical supervisor
Children's Centre Work
10 Years Social Services Parent Support Work
My experience covers a wide range of clients including adults, couples, teenagers and children.
I have worked in many settings including community, health and education in addition to my private practice.
I have a background in work with families and children and many years of work with mothers experiencing problems such as pre and postnatal depression.
I am experienced in working with parents who are finding their children's behaviour very difficult, offering a combination of techniques to help improve family life.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Motherhood and Parenting
Family problems/ managing children's behaviour
Difficulty with decisions
Lack of feelings
Anxiety about Coronavirus
From £55.00 to £65.00
Below is my fee range per session (including assessments).
Concessions may be available depending on circumstances, please mention this when you first contact me
Individuals: £55 (50 mins)
Couples/ family work: £65 (60 mins)
Supervision: £55 per hour or £85 per hour and half -See separate profile.
Trainees: concessionary sessions available by negotiation
- Weekday appointments available.
I understand how difficult it can be to decide to come for counselling, you have probably been thinking about it for a while, finding it hard to take the next step. So please feel free to contact me for more information and to help you decide if counselling is the right thing for you. You may find my website and articles helpful: katieleathamcounselling.co.uk.
I aim to respond to messages within 24 hours and can usually arrange to see clients for an initial assessment within a few days.
Email contact is the most reliable.
Counsellors and related professionals can contact me for clinical supervision.