Catherine (Kate) Clarke

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Prof Accre'd NCPS, MBACP, Counsellor and Supervisor
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Bristol, Somerset, BS8
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

I am an accredited counsellor working with adults, children (10 years upwards), and young people.  I have 9 years experience working in private practice, agencies, schools and colleges.  My pronouns are she/her.

I use an integrative approach, so use different ways of working according to your needs.

I am a Professional Accredited Member of the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS, formerly NCS) and also a registered Member of BACP, so I adhere to their ethical frameworks and codes of practice.

I am on the NCPS accredited register for working with children and young people.  I am BUPA registered.

Counselling Adults
We all have times when things are difficult and talking with someone outside our situation can be helpful to offload but also to get perspective. I will explore with you to help you get a better understanding of what’s going on for you, why you are feeling as you do and to help you to find a way forward.

I offer a confidential, safe place to explore, without judgement. I can teach you techniques to help you manage your situation but you are ‘in the driving seat’, so our work will always be focused on you, with you choosing the direction of the work.

My experience includes working with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, bereavement, low self-esteem, sexuality issues, trauma and abuse, as well as and many more life problems (see list below).

My ways of working vary according to your needs. For example, some people find a creative approach helpful, finding it easier to express their feelings by drawing or writing. I would explore with you to find out the best way for us to work together.

I offer an informal initial chat, with no commitment, for you to decide if  I am the right counsellor for you.  Just get in touch!  I look forward to meeting you!

Counselling Children and Young People
I am an experienced children and young people’s counsellor, helping them to cope with the particular stresses they face today. I have a post qualifying Advanced Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People, and I am on the NCPS accredited register for working with children and young people. I help young people to build tools to cope with anxiety, bullying, peer pressure etc. I work to build self-esteem and resilience in young people as I believe these are important life skills.

Sometimes young people have suicidal thoughts or use self-harm in order to cope. If this is you, you are not alone. We would explore what has led to this. I would help you to express your feelings and to find better ways of coping and moving forwards.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Advanced Specialist Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision

5 years working in schools and colleges in Gloucestershire
8 years working in various agencies, with adults and children and young people
3 years working with Frontline staff due to COVID

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


£55.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Concessionary rates available.

I offer a free 30 minute consultation where I can explain more about how sessions work and we can establish whether I am the best person to support you.

My fee for evening sessions (from 4pm) is £60.

My fee for in-person sessions may incur a room charge.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have some flexibility with my working hours, so do get in touch.

Further information

I offer short-term or long-term work.

Sessions are currently online or phone, with some face-to face.

Leigh Woods, Bristol, Somerset, BS8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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In person

I am an experienced supervisor. I supervise counsellors working with CYP and adults. My model is integrative, with a person-centred core.

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Catherine (Kate) Clarke
Catherine (Kate) Clarke