Katie Leatham Individual and Couples Counsellor/ Supervisor BACP Accred, UKRCP

Katie Leatham Individual and Couples Counsellor/ Supervisor BACP Accred, UKRCP

Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31

07906 071374

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About me

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 year 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 from nursery age up to university and have a CRB 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 and place each week.I have a comfortable room in Carmarthen with parking nearby.
Its best to contact me by email rather than phoning as I may be with a client or have poor reception. I can call you back if necessary or we can organise your first session by email.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training
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.
Supervision Diploma.
Certificate in Systemic Counselling Skills.
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Cruse Bereavement Training.

Experience

10+ 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.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Motherhood and Parenting
Family problems/ managing children's behaviour
Self harming
Loneliness
Difficulty with decisions
Intimacy issues
Lack of feelings
Clinical supervision

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  • Therapy room

Fees

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: £50 (50 mins)

Couples/ family work: £65 (60 mins)

Supervision:  £50 per hour or £75 per hour and half -See separate profile.

Trainees: concessionary sessions available by negotiation

Further information

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.

Maps & Directions

Carmarthen, SA31

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Daytime weekday appointments available.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a fully qualified Psychodynamic/ Integrative Counselling Supervisor and Consultant, with over 10 years counselling experience.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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