About me

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.

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.

UKCP

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

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

  • £45 for a 50 minute indoor session

  • £45 for a 1 hour outdoor session


Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

20% discount for trainee counsellors and students

7 Beach Road
South Shields
Tyne And Wear
NE33 2QA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

During the Coronavirus Outbreak I am currently offering appointments online via zoom.

My working days are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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Kate Bull

Kate Bull