It can often feel that life is out of control, that we're trapped or stuck in a certain situation. Lying in bed at night not being able to sleep because your mind is over thinking, worries won't leave you in peace. Stuck repeating the same patterns of behaviour and wanting things to be different but not knowing how to go about changing it.
I can help. I'm Kate, a psychotherapeutic Counsellor and I have a particular interest and experience of working with women who feel anxious, overwhelmed, low in mood or have experienced trauma.
I can support you using over 9 years worth of counselling experience gained from working with women dealing with issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault, infertility, menopause, childhood abuse and many other issues.
If you work with me you will be provided a safe and comfortable space in which you can be listened to and supported so that you can work through your issues and feel more at peace.
Together we can explore strategies to enable you to feel less overwhelmed and anxious and deal with the events of the past.
By working with me you will be given an opportunity to address long standing pain (however it presents) which will allow you to embrace change and create a positive future.
You can have a choice of working in my office or outdoors; where you can experience Nature also holding you in your healing. My office is discretely located in South Shields town centre, within walking distance to parks and the coast.
You have the choice of short term counselling if you have a specific issue you would like to focus on or a decision to make, or longer term counselling for a more reflective approach. We can discuss which is the most appropriate length of counselling for you.
If you would like to get in contact I offer a free telephone consultation during which we can discuss your reason for wanting counselling and it gives you an opportunity to see if you feel comfortable with me.
Due to the Covid-19 situation I am offering all appointments online.
If you have any questions or to find out more, please get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Over 9 years counselling adults
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- BSc in Psychology
- Member of the Northern Guild of Psychotherapy
- Freedom Programme Facilitator
- 7+ years experience of working on a National Helpline dedicated to people in crisis
- Certificate in Taking Therapy Outside
I have counselled in settings such as GPs surgeries, Counselling Services and Women's Centres.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- £45 for a 50 minute indoor session
- £45 for a 1 hour outdoor session
Concessions offered for
20% discount for trainee counsellors and students