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Ad Prof Dip PC, Dip Hyp CS

About me

Hi, I'm Kat, I'm approachable and experienced Integrative Counsellor.

I’m passionate about my work and helping people. You will have my undivided attention where you can discuss your issues in absolute confidence, without prejudice or judgment. Together, we will work toward achieving a positive outcome.

I understand it's worrying times for many, and reaching for help and finding the right counsellor for you can be overwhelming. This is why I offer a 20 minutes free telephone chat so we can see if working together is something that feels right for you.

You can contact me directly by telephone or e-mail, and for more information you are welcome to take a look at my website. I look forward to hearing from you.

I am currently offering sessions online, via Zoom / Vsee, or telephone counselling only.

Training, qualifications & experience

• Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Ad Pro Dip PC
• Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Ad Dip PC
• Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Dip PC
• Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills, Dip Hyp CS
• Abrobatur in Basic Studies in Psychology, Jyväskylä Open University, Finland.
• Hypnotherapist at Mind Open Therapy.

I take a holistic approach to therapy, recognizing that physical and mental health is built upon many elements. Work, love, friends, our home-life, diet and health all influence our wellbeing, which is why I treat every client as unique. Whether you're looking for: a relief from stress, anxiety or depression, pain-, fatigue- or weight management, coping strategies, understanding to your past or your relationships or; simply wanting to talk in confidence, I'm here for you.

I'm especially experienced in the areas of anxiety, depression, abuse, suicidal ideation/ surviving suicide, self-esteem and weight-loss but I work with all mental health issues including physical health, trauma, relationship issues and chronic pain. As an integrative counsellor I draw on range of disciplines, including CBT, TA, REBT, Person -centred, Psychodynamic, mindfulness and compassion- focused approach.If you feel that engaging in longer term counselling is not for you right now however would still like to address some issues that are perhaps keeping you stuck, I also offer Single Session Therapy. In Single Session Therapy we would just focus on the most pressing issue right now to help you to make the desired change.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Weight - loss and relationships with food.

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Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Counselling £45, 50 mins

Block of 6 Counselling sessions £240

I accept payments via Paypal and bank transfers.

When I work

Thursday, Monday, Fridays - online/telephone.

Further information

I'm especially experienced in the areas of anxiety, depression, abuse, suicidal ideation/ surviving suicide, self-esteem and weight-loss but I work with all mental health issues including physical health, trauma, relationship issues and chronic pain. As an integrative counsellor I draw on range of disciplines, including CBT, TA, REBT, Person -centred, Psychodynamic, mindfulness and compassion- focused approach

Birchfields, Chatham, Kent, ME5

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Additional languages

Finnish

Online platforms

VSee
Zoom

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